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Bookings for Safeguarding courses is now open for 19th April and 26th April. This course is a legal requirement for all parents attending Junior Training and is recommended for all committee members. It is also necessary for Club Children’s Officers and Designated Liaison Officers and for those involved in Schools Orienteering. The course starts at 6.30pm and finishes at 9.30pm. The cost is €10. There is a reduced price for
Join us throughout April for our MapRun Challenge. A bit of orienteering fun for everyone, perfect for runners, walkers, young and old(er), families or individuals, just get out and have some fun, try something new or refresh your orienteering skills! We’d love to see what you get up to, so… Download the MapRun6 app. Select one of our weekly highlighted maps (if they are within your 5km) or pick another
Due to the ongoing pandemic, the Irish Orienteering Championships have had to be postponed once again. The new plan is that Kerry & Cork Orienteers will host the championships on the May Bank Holiday 2022. We hope to be out and enjoying regular events in the not too distant future but in the meantime do take the opportunity to get out and try the April MapRun Challenge. See the orienteering
We’re seeking your help to promote the sport of orienteering in Ireland! We’d love to see your orienteering photos, whether it be the fast running elites, or everyday orienteering depicting the sports inclusiveness and diversity of participation. We would like to supplement the bank of professional orienteering photos that we have by running a photo and video competition. The competition will be run for the month of April 2021 and
Bookings for Safeguarding courses are now open for 19th April and 26th April. This course is recommended for all committee members and is necessary for Club Children’s Officer and Designated Liaison Officers and for those involved in Schools Orienteering. The course starts at 6.30pm and finishes at 9.30pm. The cost is €10. There is a reduced price for students of €5. Over 18’s only. Safeguarding workshops are recognised by both
As many of you know the “Ready to go Orienteering” programme is now in its 5th year. It is a programme to teach Orienteering in schools, first to teachers and they in turn teach their students. Disadvantaged schools are the main focus of this programme. Our courses have moved online because of Covid-19 restrictions. But we hope to continue with face to face training courses in September 2021. We have
The Irish Orienteering Association and Adventure Racing Ireland are collaborating to provide a series of 6 online workshops. Orienteering and Navigation Training for 6 Mondays, starting 22nd March until 26th April. Each session will be 50 mins long. Suitable for beginners  and ideal for those who’d like to refresh their navigation skills   Topics covered  Introduction to map reading  Navigation techniques  Route options  Compass work  Navigation for orienteering events  Mountain navigation  Bike
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