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Women in Orienteering CALLING ALL FEMALE ORIENTEERS AND FAMILIES…please join us on Monday, 8th March to celebrate International Women’s Day by getting out and orienteering within your 5km radius.  You might have a published MapRun6 course near to you that you can run on.  You might have a permanent orienteering course within your 5km.  If not, you might create your own map and course then have a run on it! […]
Unfortunately there are no orienteering events happening in Ireland at the moment but some people are practising their skills with Catching Features. On Sunday 28th February, there was a virtual relay championship. Six countries had qualified to compete, Ireland, Sweden, France, Austria, Canada and Norway. Ireland was represented by Colm Moran and brothers Jonathon and Laurence Quinn. The courses were planned on a map from the Czech Republic where the real World […]
————————————————————————– The IOA is pleased to announce a series of introductory mapping workshops aimed at the first-time mappers. Over a progressive series of four workshops participants will be learn to: 1. Complete an urban sprint orienteering map that complies to international standards. 2. Complete an orienteering map of a park / school grounds. 3. Geo-reference and make small updates to any orienteering map Each workshop will last 90 minutes, and […]
Are you passionate about environmental conservation and looking for a new career path? If you are someone who would love to work in a job with elements like ecology, wildlife biology, sustainability, and communication, then this course is for you! The Certificate in Nature Animation has been developed in response to demand from the National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS), which is a line division of the Department of Housing, […]
On the 2nd January, I received an email from Nigel explaining that he was in intensive care due to a Covid 19 infection. He said that the answers to my questions regarding a new club logo might take a while. Little did I know that we would not communicate again. Nigel was the quintessential family man. He grew up in an environment which included orienteering from an early age. Parents, […]
The MapRunF workshops are continuing online from this Wednesday (13th Jan 2021). These workshops are for Club orienteers who want to set up MapRunF courses for others. The workshops have been presented by Pat Healy and Eileen Young. The next one (13/1/2021) will be given by Tony Cotter. If you were already signed up for these workshops you will have received an email with a Zoom link. Email info@orienteering.ie for […]
When I began to write this piece it was entitled Events for the Christmas Period but as with everything these days we have to adapt! Let’s not dwell on what could have been and focus on what’s available to do from an orienteering viewpoint all be it within 5km of home! If you are lucky enough to have one of the many permanent orienteering courses around the country near you […]
Hi again! Sadly, I’m due to leave Sweden before Christmas so this will be the last piece I share with you about my time in Sweden.  I thought it would be interesting to let you know about 2 pretty special adventures I’ve had while I’ve been here.  First off is my trip ‘up north’. Many of the Irish orienteers will probably know Anton Hallor from his time working as the […]
Riona Walsh, a PhD candidate in NUIG is undertaking research in the area of awareness of Lyme disease. She is looking for people to complete the survey. The link to the survey is below. The survey takes between 5-10minutes. An introduction to the research is provided at the link below. https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/RecreationLyme It is very important for all orienteers to be aware of the prevalence of the disease, the likelihood of […]