Events this Weekend
Dublin, Kerry, Cork and Kilkenny..
|7 Dec||Dublin City University||Dublin||Campus Sprint Series|
|7 Dec||Carrickgollogan||Kilternan, Co. Dublin||Night Orienteering||Great Eastern Navigators|
|8 Dec||Muckross Abbey||Kerry||Come-and-try-it Event||Kerry|
|8 Dec||Mount Desert Wood||Cork||Family Day||Bishopstown|
|8 Dec||Kilkenny Castle||Kilkenny||Southeast Short-O League||Waterford|
Carrickgollgan , Night Orienteering
The Dublin by Night series kicks off at Carrickgollogan next Saturday 7th December with an event run by Great Eastern Navigators. Car parking is in the Carrickgollogan forest car park off Murphy’s lane. Sign posts will be place from the R117 Enniskerry road near Kilternan. Start times are between 6:00pm and 7:00pm. There are two courses on offer long and short with approximate distances of 4.1km and 2.8 km respectively. The Competition is open to age classes W/M16s and over. Entry fees are €6 for Adults and €4 for students, unwaged and OAPs. You can pre-enter this event at https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1ooFwVEsV4ozH1k4l_ZwlsT70adCi5Q_28wvR9jNXNcA/viewform Post-event analysis will take place in the Leopardstown’s Inn, Brewery Road which is close to public transport for those who need it.
Dublin City University
The second of the six race College Campus Sprint Series take place on Saturday 7th around Dublin City University and the adjacent Albert College / Hampstead Park. There will be 2 courses on offer – 2.9 kms and 2.2 kms.
For those of you outside Dublin, this is a great excuse for a trip to the big smoke combined with some Christmas shopping, GEN’s night orienteering race at Carrickgollogan, and maybe catching a panto (the Helix, on the DCU map, is showing Sleeping Beauty!).
Starts are between 11am-1pm with entry fees (adults €5, students €4, juniors €3, families €10) going towards the Irish Junior Squad. Entries and parking are at the park’s public carpark at Hampstead Avenue, Glasnevin off the Ballymun Road.
If you plan to come, please enter ONLINE at:
|The grounds of Kilkenny Castle will be the venue on December 8th when a new permanent orienteering course will be launched by kind permission of the OPW. The map has been surveyed by Pat Healy at 1;5,000.The official launch by the Mayor will take place at 12 and will be followed by the final autumn short series race organised by WATO. 4 courses will be on offer: Long course 5.3 km and 25 controls; Medium course 4.0 km and 20 controls; Short course 2.6 km and 18 controls; and an additional Short/tracks only, for those with reduced mobility, which will be 1.7 km and 11 controls. All are welcome, young or old to come and try out this inclusive sporting activity. Anyone who is bringing a group should contact email@example.com to ensure there are enough maps. Maps will be printed by Print 5.
Only a 10 minute walk from the rail station and close to MacDonagh junction shopping centre, combine shopping with your day out. Parking on the Castle road side of the grounds.