Events this week

These are the events for the period ending Wednesday 22 March 2017.

There are 3 events this weekend in Ballinascorney Woods near Boghernabreena, Banna Sand Dunes in Kerry and Carrigfadda woods in Cork.  They are a combination of come and try it events and family days in Cork and are eminently suitable for beginners.

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All the events are suitable for beginners, just ask at registration and someone will help you.

Any questions email the organisers or call them through the fixture listing or email




Sun 19 Mar:  Ballinascorney Woods Dublin Non-league / ‘Come-and-try-it’ Event/
Sun 19 Mar:  Banna Sand Dunes Kerry Kingdom League / ‘Come-and-try-it’ Event/No. 4
Sun 19 Mar:  Carrigfadda Wood Cork Cork Spring League / Family Day/No. 3
Wed 22 Mar:  Hellfire Wood Dublin Leinster Schools Championships (Primary & Secondary)/




Sun 19 Mar, Ballinascorney Woods
Venue: Ballinascorney Woods, Stone Cross, Dublin
Club: Setanta
Event: Non-league / ‘Come-and-try-it’ Event/
Start Times: 11:00-13:00
Grid Ref.: O 075 212
Follow Signs From: Bohernabreena
Contact 086 3547433 /

Directions from the M50:

Exit the M50 at Junction 12, Ballycullen and proceed in the direction of Oldbawn and Tallaght. Drive past 2 roundabouts and at the next crossroads turn left onto the R114 heading towards Bohernabreena. Stay on the R114 for around 4.5km then take the left turn at the Stone Cross and follow the road for another 2.1km until you reach the forest entrance on your left. Parking is available along this good forest road please follow the parking marshals instructions when locating a parking space. There are a small number of spaces available on the main road also so if parking there please leave gaps between the cars at regular intervals to ensure the free flowing of traffic.

Google Directions

Grid Reference: O 076 208

The event will be signposted from the Bohernabreena junction on the R114.

Start times will be between 11am and 1pm. The courses close at 15:00pm sharp.

There will be 3 Courses on offer:

Course     Length Climb Controls

Short      2.0km   75m     8

Medium  3.2km   180m  12

Long      6.2km   290m  16

Map Scale: 1:7,500, Contours: 5m.

Course Fees inclusive of chip hire are as follows:

Adults €8

Juniors/O.A.P’s/Students €5

Family rate €20 (max 2 adults)

The short course is ideal for beginners and small children. The medium course is suitable for novices who wish to have a more challenging course that includes a run through the woods rather than just on the paths and tracks. Both the short and medium courses will have control descriptions in English. The long course is suitable for more experienced competitors.

The terrain will be mostly forest and felled forest. There are some unmarked motorcycle tracks and machinery tracks and it is quite muddy in places.

Don’t forget to download after your event and some light refreshments will be available after your run at registration.

Any Scout Leaders thinking of bringing a group of Scouts, please contact the Planner or Organiser in advance in order to get an idea of numbers.

Planner: Eileen Walsh 087 616 4244

Controller: Melanie Walsh and Frank Brazil

Organiser: Melanie Walsh 087 841 9517

Sun 19 Mar, Banna Sand Dunes
Venue: Banna Sand Dunes, Ardfert, Kerry
Club: KerryO
Event: Kingdom League / ‘Come-and-try-it’ Event/No. 4
Start Times: 11:15-12:45
Grid Ref.: Q 753 222
Follow Signs From: R551 Tralee / Ballyheigue Road; Just North Of Ardfert
Contact 087 7628312 /
Sun 19 Mar, Carrigfadda Wood
Venue: Carrigfadda Wood, Rosscarbery, Cork
Club: BOC
Event: Cork Spring League / Family Day/No. 3
Start Times: 10:30-13:00
Grid Ref.: W 253 423
Follow Signs From: R599 Clonakilty / Dunmanway Road
Contact 021 4546194 /

CARRIGFADDA Coillte Forest Recreation Area, off Clonakilty / Dunmanway road via Reenascreena (W253423). Parking & Registration at Carrigfadda Church. Contours from LIDAR. Cork Spring league & Family Day

 Wed 22 Mar, Hellfire Wood
Venue: Hellfire Wood, Killakee, Dublin
Club: GEN
Event: Leinster Schools Championships (Primary & Secondary)/
Start Times: 11:00-13:00
Grid Ref.: O 120 237
Follow Signs From: M50 Junction 12
Contact 087 9873200 /


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