Curragh Sunnyhill

Date Tuesday, 07/06/2022
Venue Curragh Sunnyhill
Event Format CNOC Summer Series
Club Website Curragh-Naas Orienteering Club
Start Times 18:00 - 19:00
Signposted From M7 Exit 12
Latitude/Longitude 53.135250, -6.803795
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 grasslands with networks of trenches and gorse bushes.

Our next evening event takes place this coming Tuesday, June 7th. Start times from to 18:00 to 19:20. Courses close at 20:30.


Please note - The start location is different to recent events - you'll find it here:

Directions from M7: Take exit 12 from the Southbound carriageway on the M7. At the roundabout, take

the1st exit, signposted Kilcullen and Athgarvan onto the R413. Continue on the R413 for I.8km. Turn right onto
L7034, just before Donnelly’s Hollow, keeping to the leftmost road. Continue straight on for a further 1.6kms.
Parking will be on your right. Assembly and download will be in that area.


There are 3 courses planned:

  • Adventure 2.3kms, 10 controls, 1:7,500 scale
  • Medium 5.5kms, 14 controls, 1:10,000 scale
  • Long 7.8kms, 21 controls, 1:10,000 scale


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 marked and navigational care should
be taken. The Adventure course is predominantly on grassy tracks and given the recent dry weather is terrain
buggy friendly. This course does not cross a road.

Whether you are a complete novice, a family, or a seasoned veteran, there is a course to suit. The Adventure
Course is suitable for families or beginners. The Medium course is suitable for experienced orienteers and adult
beginners and improvers who have map reading skills with off-track running/walking. The Long course is
suitable for adult improvers and experienced people who are good at map reading and have compass skills.


Will be enabled - punching start and finish!


The maps will be printed on waterproof paper. Control descriptions will be printed on all maps with
loose descriptions available at the start.


Courses can be entered up to Monday, June 6 th at 9:00am at
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. Limited entry on the day, pending available maps.


Results will be posted on


Adults, €8, Students, Unwaged and Over 65yrs €5, Family -2 adults and up to 5 juniors €20.


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


Difficulty rating 3/10 Paths/parkland with some off-path (forest/deep grass)

Enter online on

Entries open on 01/06/2022 @ 02:00 AM
Entries End 06/06/2022 @ 09:00 AM

Results from previous events held near here

15/06/2010 Curragh East (Sunnyhill)
11/06/2013 Curragh East - Sunnyhill
16/06/2015 Curragh (Sunnyhill)
14/06/2016 Curragh (Sunnyhill)
16/05/2017 Curragh (Sunnyhill)
13/06/2017 Curragh East
10/02/2018 Curragh (Blackrath)
29/05/2018 Curragh East
09/02/2019 Curragh (Sunnyhill)
08/12/2019 Curragh East
29/02/2020 Curragh (Sunnyhill)
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