Cahore Beach

Date Sunday, 27/03/2022
Venue Cahore Beach
Address Cahore South, Co.Wexford
Event Format Leinster League
Club Website Fingal Orienteers
Start Times 11:00 - 13:00
Signposted From The R742 at Clonevan, North of Kilmuckridge
Grid reference T 218 462
Latitude/Longitude 52.553733, -6.2042981
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Adults: €8 / person
Children: €5 / child
Student: €5 / student
Unwaged: €5 / person
OAP: €5 / person
Family Discount: €20 (Maximum of 2 Adults and no more than 5 family members / family)

Summary Sand Dunes

Leinster League Event but open to everyone. Variety of course levels from 2k to 10k, increasing in technical difficulty.

All the usual colour courses will be available. 

Entry is via the online entry system  only, at There will be No EOD available on the day.

  • Terrain: The terrain is mostly runnable sand dunes. The vegetation on the dunes nearer the sea is mostly marram grass. Further away from the sea there is more long grass, ferns, and some brambles making running a bit slower. There are some small trees and bushes in places. Midway down the area there is a large section of marine bushes similar to gorse. This is marked as green fight on the map. Compared to other sand dune areas in Ireland, Cahore is most similar to Bull Island. However there are some larger dunes on Cahore.
  • Control Descriptions: On map and available for download on
  • Refreshments: TBC
  • Dogs: Allowed on leash
  • Parking: Single small beach side car park which is shared with Sunday walkers. Car pool rather than driving solo.
  • Directions: Signposted from Ballygarrett junction
  • Time to Start and from Finish: 2 minutes
  • Maps: Maps are printed on water-resistant material at a scale of 1:5000 (Yellow, Orange) and 1:7,500 (remaining courses) on A3 paper. Contour interval is 2.5 metres.
  • Timing: The SportIdent units will be punching only
  • Start-times: 11:00-13:00
  • Courses close: 15:00
  • Leave no trace: Please bring all your rubbish home
  • Map Notes: There are some faint new tracks that have not been mapped, and some of the tracks mapped as indistinct have become distinct.

Thanks to the National Parks and Wildlife Service and local landowners for granting permission to use their land.


Yellow 1.4 km  

Orange 2.8 km  

Red 4.7 km  

Light Green3.8 km  

Green 5.1 km  

Blue 7.2 km  

Brown 9.3 km

Difficulty rating 8/10 Difficult terrain

Enter online on

Entries open on 20/03/2022 @ 13:00 PM
Entries End 25/03/2022 @ 23:59 PM

Results from previous events held near here

14/04/2013 Cahore Sand Dunes
22/02/2015 Cahore Sand Dunes
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