Curragh East

Date Sunday, 05/12/2021
Venue Curragh East
Event Format Leinster League
Club Website Curragh-Naas Orienteering Club
Start Times 11:00 - 13:00
Signposted From M7 Junction 12 (Curragh Exit)
Grid reference N 790 117
Latitude/Longitude 53.1499757292445, -6.81902986279362
Google Maps Click here

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 Open Grassland with detailed vegetation

Start times available from 11am to 1am. Courses close at 3:00pm.

Location and Directions: The location is here: Grid Reference N 79040 11687

Google maps:,-6.8188034,17z

Directions from M7. Take Exit 13 from Southbound carriageway on the M7. At the roundabout, take the first exit, signposted Kilcullen & Athgarvan onto the R413. Continue on R413 for 850ms to Lumville Cross Roads . Turn right onto L7042. Continue for 800ms and take the first right onto the access road for the Curragh Rugby Club. Turn right into their grounds. Parking is in the grounds of the rugby club.

Assembly and download are in the grounds of the rugby club and toilets are available in the club house.

The Curragh Golf Club is marked on all maps as out of bounds. Use of any paths through the Golf Club is strictly prohibited for safety reasons.

There are 2 starts.

Yellow, Orange and Red will start at the South Western corner of the car park.

Light Green, Short Green, Green, Blue and Brown will have a 1 km walk to their start.

The route to the start will be signed.


The Curragh’s open, undulating grassland makes for fast, unimpeded running.

Furze is the dominant flora with some distinct stands of trees. Not every bush or man/sheep made track is mapped and navigational care should be taken.

The Yellow and Orange courses are predominantly flat and on grassy tracks. Depending on the weather on the days up to the event, they may be buggy friendly. Neither of these courses crosses a road.

Course Length Climb No. of Controls

Yellow 2.1kms 10ms 10

Orange 2.8kms 20ms 10

Red 4.7kms 30ms 13

Light Green 4.5kms 35ms 10

Short Green 4.5kms 65ms 10

Green 5.9kms 75ms 14

Blue 8.1kms 110ms 17

Brown 10.1kms 130ms 23

SIAC: Enabled.

Maps: The maps will be printed on A4 waterproof paper. Control descriptions will be printed on all maps while loose descriptions will be available at the start. Yellow and Orange courses will be scaled at 1:7,500. All other courses will be at 1;10,000.

Entries: Courses can be entered up to midnight on Friday 3rd , December. There will be no entries available on the day. If you need to hire an SI card, you can indicate this on the entry form - these will be pre-allocated, and can be collected at registration, to be returned at the finish. Lost cards cost €40 to replace!

Registration will be used for collection of SI rentals and downloading of results.

Entries Open on Monday, November 29th at 18:00

Entries Close on Friday, December 3rd at 24:00

Entries are available up to Friday night @ midnight via the online system at

Participants are limited to 200

If you plan to bring a group, please contact us at ahead of time so that we can have maps and SI cards available to you promptly.

Results: Results will be posted on

Whether you are a complete novice, a family, or a seasoned veteran, there is a course to suit.

If you are new to orienteering, drop us an email beforehand, or ask us on the day (at the event) for advice. I'd suggest beginner children or families start on the Yellow course, and beginner adults could try the Red course - both are technically easy, the only difference being the length involved.

Dogs:  The Curragh is sheep country! While dogs are allowed, they must be kept on a leash.

Litter: Please bring your waste home with you - do not expect the organisers to take it away for you.

Covid-19: Please study the Irish Orienteering Association's Covid-19 guidelines carefully and pay special attention to the Participant Code of Conduct.

Difficulty rating 2/10 Paths/parkland

Enter online on

Entries open on 29/11/2021 @ 11:00 AM
Entries End 04/12/2021 @ 12:00 PM

Results from previous events held near here

06/12/2009 Curragh East (Lumville Crossroads)
25/05/2010 Curragh East (Lumville Crossroads)
24/05/2011 Curragh East
14/05/2013 Curragh East
26/05/2015 Curragh
18/10/2015 Curragh East
15/05/2016 Curragh East
17/05/2016 Curragh East
04/12/2016 Curragh East
13/06/2017 Curragh East
29/05/2018 Curragh East
09/12/2018 Curragh East
11/06/2019 Curragh (Lumville Crossroads)
08/12/2019 Curragh East
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