DCU St Patrick's Campus

Date Saturday, 28/01/2023
Venue DCU St Patrick's Campus
Address Drumcondra, Dublin 9, Co.Dublin
Event Format Night Orienteering
Club Website 3ROC
Start Times 19:00 - 19:00
Grid reference O 16232 36972
Latitude/Longitude 53.370379, -6.2542489
Google Maps Click here

Adults: €8 / personChildren: €5 / childStudent: €5 / studentUnwaged: €5 / personOAP: €5 / personFamily Discount: €20 (Maximum of 2 Adults and no more than 5 family members / family)


Night orienteering - under 16's must be accompanied by an adult. There will be limited entry on the day at €10/€6 so please enter in advance if you can. Online entries from January 15th to January 26th at reduced rates. Entry on the day will close at 6.30 pm as there will be a mass start for everyone at 7 pm.

There is very good public transport to the college: Dublin Bus routes 1, 11, 13, 16, 33, 41, 44 all stop outside and the Drumcondra railway station is about 10 minutes walk away. There is also car parking on site.

See location map here.

The courses will be like a night sprint, with the longer course of about 3 km. The courses will involve loops and variations so not everyone will be running the same sequence of controls in the same order but ultimately everyone will cover the same courses.

This will be a mass start night event, with a start at 7.00 pm for everyone, so please (a) enter online in advance if you can and (b) arrive in time. The area is well served by public transport, with Dublin Bus routes 1, 11, 13, 16, 33, 41 and 44 passing the college. There is some parking on the campus but it may be necessary to pay and display to park there.

Maps will be pre-marked on waterproof paper and there will be a map-flip where one part of the course will be on one side and the second part on the other. The courses will be gaffled or forked so that you won't all be going the same way at the same time. The map scale wil be 1:2500 ( 1 cm = 25 metres).

The Long course will be about 3 km with about 26 controls and the Short about 2 km with about 20 controls - the details are still being finalised.

Contactless punching will be enabled so use your SIAC card if you have one.

The terrain is typical university campus, with buildings, paths and grass. There will be a lot of controls in a small area so it is important to check your control codes before punching a control. Control descriptions will be on the map only, in IOF symbols. The area is reasonably well lit but a torch or headlamp will be needed to read the map at least.

Two "man made" symbols are used in the descriptions: a black O is a lamp post or CCTV support, and a high tower symbol like a capital T is a floodlight mast.

Hot drinks etc will be served afterwards and there are plenty of pubs in the area if you'd like to meet up afterwards: Fagans or the Cat and Cage are the closest.

Difficulty rating 1/10 Buggy-friendly, paths only

Enter online on

Entries open on 15/01/2023 @ 00:01 AM
Entries End 26/01/2023 @ 23:59 PM

Results from previous events held near here

07/12/2013 Dublin City University
11/09/2016 Dublin City University
02/12/2017 Dublin City University
21/08/2018 St Patricks College
09/09/2018 Dublin City University
25/01/2020 St Patricks College (DCU)
[sibwp_form id=1]
Orienteering in Ireland
Orienteering Ireland, Irish Sport HQ, Blanchardstown
D15 DY62, Ireland