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: https://email@example.com,-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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org ahead of time so that we can have maps and SI cards available to you promptly.
Results: Results will be posted on www.orienteering.ie
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.