Every Three years our Strategic Plan is revised. 2022 is the start of that 3 year cycle. The full plan is available at This Strategic Plan presents the vision, objectives, and strategies of Orienteering Ireland  from 2022 to 2024. The organisation’s primary aim during this period is to continue to grow the sport of orienteering in Ireland. OI looks forward to the challenge of building on the successes of
Dates for the next Level 1 Instructor Course are 18th – 19th June (Saturday and Sunday) Upon completion of the training course, candidates will be required to log teaching hours and complete a practical teaching assessment to qualify as an Orienteering Ireland Level 1 Orienteering Instructor. Prerequisites Candidates should have a basic knowledge of the sport, including some event experience, ideally this should consist of a minimum of three public
You are warmly invited to the Tollymore Festival of Orienteering 2022. The festival is now in its 13th year and is recognised across the island of Ireland as being a true celebration of our sport and community. The Tollymore Festival of O is about bringing the people of our sport together to connect, reconnect, enjoy the craic and, of course, enjoy quality orienteering! For 2022, LVO have an exciting weekend of
The following athletes have been selected to represent Ireland at the Junior World Orienteering Championships in Portugal this coming July. ( Eoghan Whelan Liam Cotter Darragh Hoare W20: Aoife O’Sullivan Cliodhna Donaghy Congratulations to all selected!The team will be accompanied by Debbie Whelan, Jens Waechter and Conall Whelan. Thanks to them also.
In May 2022, between the dates May 11th and May 17th, any activity held can be registered as a World Orienteering Day event. During this time there are also deals on Str8 Compasses, OCAD Cartography and Orienteering Tops! To register an event and to get access to these deals head over to The International Orienteering Federation’s goals regarding this annual event are as follows:Increasing the visibility and accessibility of
The next big event of the international calendar for the Junior Orienteers is the European Youth Orienteering Championships in Hungary on the first weekend in July. Full details of the event are at:  (it was originally the 2020 event, but moved due to Covid)The team selectors (Ruth Lynam, Mike Long, Steph Pruzina and Darren Burke) met last night in their underground lair and have selected the following team to
Over many years the name Sean Cotter has been synonymous with orienteering in theMunster region. He has been a constant promoter of the sport for many years and has beeneither directly or indirectly responsible for introducing many people to the sport. Some ofthese have gone on to represent Ireland at the highest level. Irrespective of ability, hisconstant positivity has ensured people keep coming back. On completion of a run everyonealways
On the weekend of the 11-14th March, 3 prospective JWOC athletes, Darragh Hoare, Liam Cotter and Aoife O’Sullivan (all BOC) travelled to Portugal under the leadership of Jens Waechter (BOC) to get some orienteering experience in relevant terrain in advance of Junior World Orienteering Championships in July. Over the weekend, we squeezed in 7 maps, covered approximately 45km and got about 10 hours of quality orienteering in the Portuguese forests
Please see the attached information in relation to the IOC Sprint event on Friday 29th April 2022. The Sprint map for IOC 2022 was originally mapped in 2019 and updated in 2022. As outlined in the information in Bulletin 3 it complies with ISSprOM 2019 but NOT ISSprOM 2019-2. This has implications for competitors in complying with the Bulletin 3 information. Map Competitors shall not enter into, or cross, areas
From Orienteering Ireland outgoing chairperson – Mary O’Connell In line with the constitution of Orienteering Ireland (OI), I will not be putting myself forward for the position of Chairperson at the AGM as I have served three years. Debbie Whelan has also decided not to put her name forward for the position of Communications Officer due to her professional and personal commitments. We would encourage all members of OI to consider