————————————————————————– 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 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. It is very important for all orienteers to be aware of the prevalence of the disease, the likelihood of […]
Training When I came to Sweden in August, I was lucky that Sweden didn’t have very many COVID restrictions. Therefore, training and competitions were still allowed to happen as long as groups no larger than 50 people were in one place at one time. This was really good news for me because OK Ravinen had two training sessions a week at that stage; technical training on a Tuesday, and some […]
The Senior Home Internationals, cancelled earlier this year due to covid-19, took on a new look as athletes flocked to their computers in order to race virtually!Ireland have fought good battles with Wales over the last number of years for 3rd spot, as Scotland & England battle for the true crown, some ways up the road.But this year, the opportunity for greatness arose, could Ireland rise to the challenge?With physical […]