About Us

The Irish Orienteering Association is the governing body for the sport of orienteering in Ireland.  It co-ordinates the activity of the various clubs around the country.  The IOA has officers for education, communications, high performance, the junior squad, development and mapping.  Affiliated to the IOA is the Irish Orienteering Schools Group which is the governing body for schools orienteering in Ireland. The IOA is grant aided by the Irish Sports Council.

Competition Rules & Technical Documents

Rules of Orienteering, Guidelines, Controllers

IOA Meetings

AGM’s , 2021 AGM   and IOA Meetings


Mactire Award, Spirit of Orienteering award, Performance Excellence Award.

IOA Documents

Policies, Constitution, Strategic Plan




SportIdent, Seminar Presentations, First Aid, Sports Council, Orienteering Statistics

Permanent Orienteering Courses

Links to Permanent Orienteering courses around the country.