Events this coming Sunday

There are 3 events this Sunday the 23rd of April.  They are in Wicklow, Kerry and Cork and will prove to be great pre-cursors to the Irish Orienteering Championships that are on next weekend in Oughterard as hosted by Western Eagles.


Sun 23 Apr: Carrick Mountain Wicklow Leinster League/No. 5
Sun 23 Apr: Ross Castle & Island Kerry Kingdom League / ‘Come-and-try-it’ Event/No. 5
Sun 23 Apr: Inchydoney Sand Dunes Cork Cork Spring League / Family Day/No. 9


Sun 23 Apr, Carrick Mountain
Venue: Carrick Mountain, Glenealy, Wicklow
Club: 3ROC
Event: Leinster League/No. 5
Start Times: 11:00-13:00
Grid Ref.: T 242 924
Follow Signs From: Glenealy
Contact 087 9360308 /
Course details

Brown 8.2 km/400m climb/ 26 controls

Blue 6.5 km/ 300m climb/ 20 controls
Green 5.1 km/ 200m climb / 19 controls
Red 4.9 km/ 175m climb/ 12 controls
Light green 4.5 km/ 130m climb/ 14 controls
Orange 3.2 km/ 50 m climb/ 12 controls
Yellow2.3 km/ 25 m climb/ 10 controls
*Brown and Blue runners can choose either a 1:10000 or 1:15000 scale map at the start, while maps available.
Map scale 1:10000, printed on A4 size Aqualaser waterproof paper with overprinted courses. If you think that your map will need further protection, please bring a map case. Brown and Blue course competitors can choose to run on a 1:15000 scale map if they prefer (subject to availability of maps). All other courses will be 1:10000 scale only. Contour interval 5 metres. See the 2016 edition of the map on Routegadget at SportIdent timing will be used.
Control descriptions will be printed on the map and will also be available at registration.
Registration10.30 to 13.00. Start times 11.00 am to 1.30 pm. Courses close 3.30 pm sharp.
Note: The start is 15-20 minutes walk from parking. Finish is about 5 minutes from parking.
Location Signposted from junction in Glenealy village. From Dublin, leave N11 at Junction 16; take  R772 to Rathnew. Turn right in Rathnew on the R752 towards Rathdrum. After about 5 km,  turn right in Glenealy and then sharp left after 100m onto a narrow road. Please drive carefully as there are children and houses in the area. Parking is in a field on left after about 600m.
Grid ref for parking T 24041 92517; lat 52.969319, long -6.1541891.
Entry fees: Adult €12; Junior/Student/unwaged/aged 65+ €10; Families €25.
Reduced fees for members of IOA/NIOA Orienteering clubs: €8/€6/€20.
SI Card hire €2.
Terrain: Carrick is a working forest with areas of coniferous, deciduous trees and even some blocks of eucalyptus. There is a good network of paths and forest roads and the longer courses will have a considerable amount of climb (you can sometimes see Snowdonia from the top!). The area is used a lot by mountain bikers and not all the MTB tracks are shown on the map.  Recent felling has had little impact on the courses.
Please drive carefully on the narrow lane approaching and leaving the event. There may be livestock adjacent to the parking field: these areas are out of bounds to orienteers: please keep children and dogs under control.
Because of recent felling in parts of the forest, there are large piles of logs beside some of the roads. Please DO NOT CLIMB on these: parents, please make sure that your children know this.
Whistles: You are strongly advised to carry a whistle for use in an emergency. Whistles will be on sale at registration.
Officials: Organiser: Lindie Naughton; Planner John McCullough, Controller Brendan McGrath.
Sun 23 Apr, Ross Castle & Island
Venue: Ross Castle & Island, Killarney, Kerry
Club: KerryO
Event: Kingdom League / ‘Come-and-try-it’ Event/No. 5
Start Times: 11:15-12:45
Grid Ref.: V 961 888
Follow Signs From: Follow Signs For ‘Ross Castle & Island’ From Killarney Town Centre
Contact 087 7628312 /
Sun 23 Apr, Inchydoney Sand Dunes



Inchydoney Sand Dunes, Inchydoney, Cork
Club: BOC
Event: Cork Spring League / Family Day/No. 9
Start Times: 10:30-13:00
Grid Ref.: W 403 385
Follow Signs From: Inchydoney Island Lodge & Spa Hotel
Contact 021 4546194 /

Orienteering in Ireland
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