August Bank Holiday: Weekend Adventure on Clare Island

Raft-Building Championships & Family Fun Day

If you’re looking for a buzzing, but not overly-thronged destination to spend the August bank holiday weekend, then please consider joining us on Clare Island for some watery weekend adventure and beach based games.

We are planning an exciting new event and fun for all ages.  Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to put together a water-loving team of four to six people to build a raft and then race it around a 300 metre course in Clew Bay.  Yep, we are launching a Raft-Building Championship!

We are challenging towns, villages, islands, companies and rival sports clubs to take one another on in what promises to be a barrel of laughs for both spectators and participants.  All safety gear and raft-building materials will be supplied.  All you need to do is show up in a swimsuit with a can-do attitude and a determination to complete the course.

Raft building web button temporaryHeats will take place on Sunday morning with the final taking place in the afternoon at approximately 4.30pm, allowing time for teams and spectators to get the ferry back to the mainland if they’re not staying on the island for the night.  There will be prizes awarded to the top 3 places, plus a Best Fancy Dress team prize.  Entry is €60 per team.

And weather permitting the music will be pumping and the barbecue will be smoking, making it a fun day out for spectators and participants alike.

And if you might be considering making a weekend out of it, we also have an all-in deal on offer of two nights B&B in the hostel, return ferry and raft-building entry for €74 per person.

Families looking for entertainment for the whole weekend – please do come a day early, as we are running a family fun day on the blue flag beach on Saturday afternoon.  Kayaking, snorkelling and beach games will all be on offer, at discounted rates. You can learn more on this page.

Your weekend adventure begins here!

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