A message from the Chairperson!

I would like to acknowledge the uptake on clubs uploading photos and brief reports on their events to the various forms of social media.
It is important we share what we do and how inclusive it is.
Young or not so young male or female, occasional walker or international athlete – we have a Physical and Mental challenge for you.
Please continue to contribute photos of the events you organise and request your members to share and like. We all love our sport so let’s spread the word.
If you need any further assistance please contact Debbie at comms@orienteering.ie.
It’s really good to see the sport we love bringing smiles to so many faces.
Paul O’Sullivan Hourihan

Hurricane Ophelia – Storm Brian

The unprecedented weather of the last week or so has had a major impact on our events this weekend.
Castletown House – Leinster league  – CANCELLED
Ross Castle & Island – Munster league – CANCELLED
Fota island Resort – Cork Autumn league –  switched to Curragh wood.
Recent photos from Woodstock Gardens show how powerful nature is.
If you are venturing out in the woods this weekend  – please be aware of your own personal safety. If in doubt – don’t.


Paul O’Sullivan-Hourihan

Irish Orienteering Association

Cancellation of two Orienteering events

Due to storm damage, two Orienteering events have been changed this weekend
Castletown House, Co. Kildare on Sunday, Oct 22nd is cancelled and Fota Island Resort event has been changed to Curragh Wood.

Connaught Champs 2017

Entries for Connacht Championships in Killykeen Forest Park on Sun 30th October are open on Fabian4 until Wednesday 25th October. There was a glitch in the system and entries closed down on Friday 13th Oct but is now reopened.

See link below for entries to Connacht Championships 2017 in Killykeen Forest Park, Cavan organised by Sligo Orienteering Club
killykeen forest pic 

JHI 2017

A team of 24 juniors are heading to Wales this weekend with a team of coaches and parents to help them along. This will be the first time wearing the Irish jersey for several of our orienteers. We wish them fair weather and good runs for the weekend ahead.

The Junior Home Internationals are held in Autumn each year, rotating between the Home nations. This years event is hosted by the Mid Wales Orienteering club.

Saturdays Individual event will be held near Dolgellau in an area known as Gwanas. The youngsters will be competing on technical terrain. The area is made up of mainly rough open grass slopes with many technical rock features, with some streams and marshes. The area slopes steeply to the east. All courses will visit pasture fields, which are steep and rough in places and with patches of scattered trees and bracken.

On Sunday the relays will be held a little further North in Snowdonia region, near Bronaber.

Our Junior Squad will be keeping us posted over the weekend on their races. Check in on Facebook to see their progress.


Orienteering in Ireland
  • Orienteering Ireland
    Irish Sport HQ
    D15 DY62
  • fixtures@orienteering.ie
  • info@orienteering.ie