Donadea

Date Tuesday, 31/05/2022
Venue Donadea
Address Clane, Co.Kildare
Event Format CNOC Summer Series
Club Website Curragh-Naas Orienteering Club
Start Times 18:00 - 19:00
Signposted From R407 Clane / Kilcock Road
Contact cnoc@orienteering.ie
Grid reference N 838 336
Latitude/Longitude 53.3459944626536, -6.74153236844121
Google Maps Click here
Pricing

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 Mature Recreational Forest Park. Many Tracks.
Notes

The Summer Series continues with our next event in Donadea Forest Park. This takes place this coming Tuesday 31st May, with starts available from 6pm to 7:20pm.

The entrance to the park is located at: https://goo.gl/maps/fdU9Z3q7TnodMQLu8 - Parking is in the main (large) car park.

There is a new barrier in operation slightly further in from the usual entrance to the park. We *hope* to have this raised for the duration of the event. In the event it is not, there would be a €5 Coillte entry fee, which can be paid at the barrier using any contactless debit/credit card - note that it no longer accepts cash! The main forest gate still closes automatically at 9pm, so all entrants need to have vacated the forest before this - bear this in mind when choosing a start time! Coillte's security company charge a €50 fee to release vehicles which are locked in.

Composting toilets will be available near the Carpark. Please bring your own hand sanitiser.

Whether you are a complete novice, a family, or a seasoned veteran, there is a course to suit. The Adventure Course (all on tracks) is suitable for families or beginners. The Medium course is suitable for experienced orienteers and adult beginners and improvers who can cope with some off-track forest running/walking. The Long course is suitable for adult improvers and experienced people who are good at map reading and compass skills. There is quite a bit of undergrowth in the forest at this time of year, and we don't advise route choices through areas marked with undergrowth symbol (green vertical lines). The courses have been planned to avoid the worst undergrowth.

Three (3) courses are planned as follows:

    Adventure (3km, 11 controls)
    Medium (4.9km, 16 controls)
    Long (6.6km, 19 controls)

The forest is mostly flat, so climb is negligible on all courses.

Entry fees are the usual:

    Adults: €8 / person
    Children: €4 / 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)

As with all recent events, we prefer pre-entry via the online entry system. There will be limited entry on the day (by the number of spare maps we print). If you need to hire an SI card, we also rent them for €2, to be returned at the finish. Lost cards cost €40 to replace!

Enter online here: https://www.orienteering.ie/fixtures/donadea-18/

If you're not a member of a club, and would like to join CNOC on the day, we're offering free membership for the first year (its only €7 a year per adult after that anyways - full rates on cnoc.ie)

If you are planning on bringing a group, it would be useful to contact us ahead of time, so we can ensure we print enough maps, etc.

Difficulty rating 1/10 Buggy-friendly, paths only
PreEntry

Enter online on orienteering.ie

Entries open on 25/05/2022 @ 18:00 PM
Entries End 30/05/2022 @ 09:00 AM

Results from previous events held near here

21/01/2007 Donadea
15/05/2007 Donadea
27/01/2008 Donadea
13/05/2008 Donadea
28/09/2008 Donadea
25/01/2009 Donadea
19/05/2009 Donadea
24/01/2010 Donadea
18/05/2010 Donadea
23/01/2011 Donadea
06/04/2011 Donadea
13/04/2011 Donadea
17/05/2011 Donadea
14/06/2011 Donadea
21/05/2013 Donadea
19/01/2014 Donadea
13/05/2014 Donadea
25/01/2015 Donadea
14/02/2015 Donadea
19/05/2015 Donadea
24/01/2016 Donadea
31/05/2016 Donadea
22/01/2017 Donadea
30/05/2017 Donadea
21/01/2018 Donadea
22/05/2018 Donadea
27/01/2019 Donadea
28/05/2019 Donadea
26/01/2020 Donadea
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