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The LOC Newsletter

The LOC Newsletter

Before the TIO (The Irish Orienteer) there was the LOC Newsletter (Leinster Orienteering Clubs Newsletter). Produced from 1977 until 1982.

Brendan McGrath (3Roc) describes the background to the LOC Newsletter.. “The first shot at producing a newsletter, common to the separate Leinster clubs, following the break-up of Irish Orienteers, was by Barry Walsh of 3ROC. This was around April/May 1977. Barry’s heart wasn’t particularly in orienteering so I was cajoled into doing the next issue in July 1977. I continued as compiler until 1980. Looking for a name, I came up with the exciting title LOC Newsletter and designated the July 1997 issue, No 2, retrospectively making Barry’s issue No. 1. As there was no Leinster umbrella body, I had no official function and I regarded the task principally as compilation of results and notification of forthcoming events. I produced issues 2 to 15. Susanne Cawley, who helpfully did some typing for the earlier issues, took over and produced issues 16 to 23. Brigid Flanagan produced issue 24 and John McCullough who, as I remember, advocated widening the LOC to cover the other provinces, produced No. 25, wrongly numbered as 24, 26 and 27. Issue 27, in July 1982, was the last LOC before being expanded into the IO. People today should understand that the pre-PC production methods were primitive and involved using scissors and glue for cutting and pasting the various articles provided by contributors and trying to compress them into the limited number of pages available to us. We were also constrained by the limited availability of photocopying, which was usually done through the good offices of Joss Lynam (or his employers). By today’s standards, photocopying was expensive and the quality was relatively poor. The initial effort wasn’t very ambitious but, in the relatively short space of 5 years LOC Newsletter gained in sophistication both in content and production, matching the improvements in technology available. ”

Thanks to Brendan MCGrath (3Roc), Aubrey Flegg (Setanta) and Brian Hollinshead (3Roc) for retrieving old copies of the LOC Newsletter.

[accordion][acc title=”LOC Newsletters, Issues 1 to 10″]
LOC Newsletter No. 1, April 1977
LOC Newsletter No. 2, July 1977
LOC Newsletter No. 3 October 1977
LOC Newsletter No. 4 Decenber 1977
LOC Newsletter No. 5. February 1978
LOC Newsletter No. 6, April 1978
LOC Newsletter No. 7, June 1978
LOC Newsletter No. 8, Sept 1978
LOC Newsletter No. 9, Nov 1978
LOC Newsletter No. 10, Jan 1979.
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Issue 11, Mar 1979, pages 1 to 9
Issue 11, Mar 1979, pages 10 to 20
Issue 12, May 1979, pages 1 to 9
Issue 12, May 1979, pages 9 to 20
Issue 13, Sept 1979, pages 1 to 9
Issue 13, Sept 1979, pages 10 to 20
Issue 14, Nov 1979, pages 1 to 7
Issue 14, Nov 1979, pages 8 to 15
Issue 15, Jan 1980, pgs 1 to 11
Issue 15, Jan 1980, pgs 12 to 23
Issue 16, Mar 1980, pgs 1 to 13
Issue 16, Mar 1980, pgs 14 to 24
Issue 17, May 1980, pgs 1 to 10
Issue 17, May 1980, pgs 11 to 20
Issue 18, Sept 1980, pgs 1 to 9
Issue 18, Sept 1980, pgs 10 to 20.[/acc]
[acc title=”LOC Newsletters, Issues 21 to 27″]not available.[/acc][/accordion]

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The Irish Orienteer Archive

These e-copies of the TIO are in “searchable pdf” format. This means you will need acrobat reader to read them. You can also search each TIO to find your first published results or to find a particular article.

The scanning work was done by Brian Hollinshead. Then OCR (Optical Character Recognition) software was used to make the text ‘searchable’.

It has identified most words, around 80-85%, depending on the quality of the original typeface. Usually the older the Issue Number the less searchable. But it is still surprisingly good.

At the moment there is no means to search all issues at once. Where there was a list of contents it is shown for each issue.
The Irish Orienteer

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Issue 1, Sept 1982
Issue 2, Nov 1982
Issue 3, Jan 1983
Issue 4, March 1983
Issue 5, May 1983
Issue 6, July 1983
Issue 7, Sept 1983
Issue 8, Nov 1983
Issue 9, Jan 1984
Issue 10, March 1984.[/acc]
[acc title=”May 1984 to Dec 1985, Issues 11 to 20″]
Issue 11, May and June 1984
Issue12, July and Aug 1984
Issue 13, Sept and Oct 1984
Issue 14, Nov and Dec 1984
Issue 15, Jan and Feb 1985
Issue 15, Jan and Feb 1985
Issue 17, May and June 1985
Issue 18, Jul and Aug 1985
Issue 19, Sept and Oct 1985
Issue 20, Nov and Dec 1985.[/acc]
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Issue 21, Jan/Feb 1986
Issue 22, Mar/April 1986
Issue 23, May/June 1986
Issue 24, July/Aug 1986
Issue 25, Sept/Oct 1986
Issue 26, Nov/Dec 1986
Issue 27, Jan 1987
Issue 28, March 1987
Issue 29, May 1987
Issue 30, Aug 1987.[/acc]
[acc title=”Oct 1987 – Dec 1989, Issues 31-44″]
Issue 31, Oct 1987
Issue 32, Dec 1987
Issue 33, Feb 1988
Issue 34, April 1988
Issue 35, June 1988
Issue 36, Aug 1988
Issue 37, Oct 1988
Issue 38, Dec 1988
Issue 39, Febuary 1989
Issue 40, Apr 1989
Issue 40, results
Issue 41, June 1989
Issue 42, Aug 1989
Issue 43, Oct 1989
Issue 44, Dec 1989
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Issue 45, Feb 1990
Issue 46, April 1990
Issue 47, June 1990
Issue 48, Aug 1990
Issue 49, Oct/Nov 1990
Issue 50, Dec 1990
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[acc title=”Feb 1991 – Oct 1992, Issues 51-60″]
Issue 51, Feb 1991
Issue 52,April 1991
Issue 53, June 1991
Issue 54, Oct 1991
Issue 55, Nov 1991
Issue 56, Jan 1992
Issue 57, march 1992
Issue 58, May 1992
Issue 59, July 1992
Issue 60, Oct 1992
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[acc title=”Dec 1992 – Sept 1994, Issues 61-70″]
Issue 61, Dec 1992
Issue 62, Feb 1993
Issue 63, May 1993
Issue 64, June 1993
Issue 65, Oct 1993
Issue 66, Nov 1993
Issue 67, Jan 1994
Issue 68, March 1994
Issue 69, May 1994
Issue 70, Sept 1994
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[acc title=”Nov 1994 – Feb 1997, Issues 71-80″]
Issue 71, Nov 1994
Issue 72, Jan 1995
Issue 73, April 1995
Issue 74, July 1995
Issue 75, Oct 1995
Issue 76, Jan 1996
Issue 77, April 1996
Issue 78, July 1996
Issue 79, Oct 1996
Issue 80, Feb 1997
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[acc title=”Apr 1997 – June 1999, Issues 81-90″]
Issue 81, Apr 1997
Issue 82, Aug 1997
Issue 83, Oct 1997
Issue 84, Feb 1998
Issue 85, Apr 1998
Issue 86, July 1998
Issue 87, Oct 1998
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Issue 88, Jan 1999
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Issue 89, March 1999
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Issue 90, June 1999
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[acc title=”Oct 1999 – Jan 2002, Issues 91-100″]
Issue 91, Oct 1999
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Issue 92, Jan 2000
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Issue 93, March 2000
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Issue 94, June 2000
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Issue 95, Sept 2000
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Issue 96, Dec 2000
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Issue 97, Feb 2001
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Issue 98, June 2001
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Issue 99, Oct 2001
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Issue 100, Jan 2002
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[acc title=”Apr 2002 – Autumn 2005, Issues 101-110″]
Issue 101, April 2002
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Issue 102, Sept 2002
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Issue 103, Jan 2003
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Issue 104, Spring 2003
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Issue 105, Autunm 2003
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Issue 106, Spring 2004
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Issue 107, Summer 2004
Issue 108, Autumn 2004
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Issue 109, Spring 2005
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Issue 110, Autumn 2005
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[acc title=”Spring 2006 – 2007, Issues 111 and above”]
Issue 111, Spring 2006
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Issue 112, Spring 2007
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