Catching Features Home International is kicking off this Saturday 4th July , with virtual orienteering at it’s best! Ireland, England, Wales and Scotland have each selected a team of six to balttle it out over two rounds to be crowned the Virtual Orienteering Home Nation Champions. Round One is an individual competition with the top three results counting, starting directly afterwards there will be a relay event with a team […]
Now that restrictions are lifting and we are starting to be able to get out orienteering, the IOA is happy to announce that there is a coaching Level One course going ahead at Larch Hill, Dublin on 3rd and 4th of July. Start time each day is 9:30am. Finishing at 4:30pm on Friday and hopefully finishing earlier on Saturday due to an online component of the course. There will be […]
Over the past few months whilst many of us have been adjusting to a revised lifestyle, our creative junior orienteers have been putting their spare time to good use, working on several orienteering projects. Here are a few that have come to our attention. Orienteering video Great Eastern Navigators Niamh and her brother Gerry have created this fantastic piece of stop motion cinematography. Over a three week period, using an […]
update from Philip Brennan, (Setanta and Dublin Mountains Partnership) Most of you will have recently heard about Coillte’s plans for the forests of the Dublin Mountains, if you haven’t seen the video please click here. The catalyst for this dramatic change goes back to July 2006 when the lobby group – the Dublin Mountains Initiative (DMI) was launched in response to Coillte’s felling plans for Ticknock forest. DMI is a […]
Since the start of lockdown all of our Irish juniors from M/W10 up to M/W20 have been engaged in orienteering activities and training on Zoom.  We have had a great response from seniors, coaches and older juniors to host these sessions and this initiative has been incredibly successful.  A massive thank you to all of these mentors!!  On 16th May the juniors were treated to an engaging zoom presentation on contours […]
Just a quick reminder that the next event starts on Friday so get your entry in now if you want to take part. We’ll be visiting Argentina! We have Street View orienteering around a city with traces of human habitation dating back more than 10,000 years, making it one of the oldest continuously inhabited settlements of Argentina. Plus trail orienteering around the impressive Iguazú Waterfalls! More information and entry here.Thanks Chris and the […]
The IOA sub committee who are developing guidelines for the Return to Orienteering, met last night (virtually) and have the following recommendations/requirements for  clubs and individuals. We are focusing on providing diyO options (Permanent Orienteering Courses, MapRunF courses and Pre-Marked Courses). Have a look at the links below; Clubs have been asked to submit courses and maps for parks and urban areas. There are some individuals working on […]
Sport Ireland has informed the IOA that orienteering is considered as an outdoor pursuit which meets the roadmap definition for return to sport in phase 1 due to commence on May 18th. This is a small step but good news, it requires us to adhere strictly to public health advice including social distancing and the 5km limits. It is in everyone’s interest that we stick to the guidelines and ensure […]
This week World Orienteering Day event was supposed to be arrange all over the world. Due to the outbreak of the Corona virus (Covid-19) it was unfortunately cancelled. But in cooperation with Lockdown Orienteering WOD will organise a free virtual event this week between Wednesday 13th and Saturday 16th May. It will be 5 challenges/games for all of you to have a go at! Street View Orienteering Race in Laby […]