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Summary

Immaculate sea wash granite sea cliffs

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Description

Cruit is one of the only two islands off the Rosses which are still inhabited, now joined to the mainland of Donegal by a bridge at Belcruit near Kincasslagh. The Gaelic word Cruit can mean „a small harp.‟ Cruit is connected to the mainland of Donegal by a bridge at Belcruit.

The Climbing on Cruit is on a multitude of 10 to 15m immaculate sea wash granite sea cliffs. On some of the more sheltered crags the rock contains huge very sharp crystals, all the crags provide good to excellent climbing in beautiful surroundings.

It is possible to climb on Cruit in all tides and sea states. During high tide and a bouncing sea state 'Albatross Zawn', 'Green Gully', 'Farmhouse Crag', 'Wall of Winter Sun' and 'The Outdoor Climbing Wall' provide the most sheltered crags.

On your first visit it is best to locate the 'Albatross Zawn' at the opposite end of beach from the Thatched Cottage Development. From the summit of this zawn it is possible to see most of the crags on the island stretching out left and right of you.

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Approach

From Crolly Village on the main Dungloe/Letterkenny road N56. Follow the sign post for The Airport and continue on the R259 to the Viking House Hotel, turn down the wee road opposite the hotel and take the left fork after 100m. Follow this road over the bridge onto Cruit Island.

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Where to stay

Camping is permitted on the island on the area of flat ground just beyond the graveyard on your left approx 2km after you cross the bridge onto the island.

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