Five Orienteering Events this Weekend, 26/27th April 2014

There are five orienteering events this weekend, two in Kilkenny, and one each in Roscommon, Dublin and Kerry. Beginners are welcome at all events.


Date Venue
(click link below for location map)
County Organising Club
(click below for more info)
Saturday, 26th April Castlecomer Park Kilkenny WatO
Sunday, 27th April Kilkenny Castle Kilkenny WatO
Sunday, 27th April Malahide Castle Demesne Dublin Fingal OC
Sunday, 27th April Strokestown House & Park Roscommon SligO
Sunday, 27th April Rossbeigh Sand Dunes Kerry KerryO
Sunday, 27th April Rochestown Woods Cork BOC

Kilkenny Craic Weekend

Join us for a weekend of orienteering in County Kilkenny. Both days or just one, you chose. Both days have courses suitable for beginners. On Saturday 26th April, the venue is Castlecomer Discovery Park with the usual range of blue to yellow courses

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Strokestown House, Roscommon

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ROCHESTOWN WOODS, Rochestown, Cork City

Park in Upper Belmont Estate at the top of Clarke’s Hill
National Grid Reference W 725 686
Cork Spring league (Round 8) & Family Day
Electronic punching for Red to Brown courses (hire of SI card eur 1)
Controls out from 8.30 am to 10.30 am
Start Times from 10.30 am to 1 pm.
Courses Close at 2 pm
BROWN COURSE (hardest) 8.1 km, 430 m, 23 c
BLUE COURSE 6.9 km, 380 m, 20 c
GREEN COURSE 6.3 km, 300 m, 23 c
RED COURSE 5.1 km, 200 m, 18 c
ORANGE COURSE 4.0 km, 125 m, 12 c
YELLOW COURSE (easiest) 3.0 km, 075 m, 08 c

Malahide Castle, Dublin

Registration will be in the car park on the left just inside the main gate. There will be two events on the day, a ‘family’ relay event. Teams of three from the same family can compete against each other. However other teams apart from family teams can also run. The relay first leg runners will start at about 12.00, so come earlier to register your team.

In addition to the relay there will also be a normal orienteering event with three courses available, long, medium, and short. Starts for these courses will be from 11.00 until around 1.00 PM. All are welcome to take part. The short course will be very suitable for beginners.

The Amayzing Mays won the relay event last year in Newbridge House. Who will challenge them this year? The Shorts, O’Boyles, O’Cléirighs, Longs, Walley/Kearns, McCavanaghs, McCulloughs, O’Connell/Morans, or Quinns? Unlike last year the legs will be long, medium, and short, with a twist on the long leg. The Malahide map has also been updated for the event with some previous out of bounds area now open.

There will be prizes for the best team and best family team.


Orienteering in Ireland
Orienteering Ireland, Irish Sport HQ, Blanchardstown
D15 DY62, Ireland