Fernhill

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Date Tuesday, 28/06/2022
Venue Fernhill
Address Sandyford, Co.Dublin
Event Format Come and Try It
Club Website Setanta Orienteers
Start Times 18:00 - 19:15
Contact set@orienteering.ie
Grid reference O18382483
Latitude 53.2609
Longitude -6.2265
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 7 family members / family)

Summary Part parkland (including gardens) and part technical woodland with good contour and rock detail
Notes

FERNHILL PARK AND GARDENS

Setanta Orienteers are hosting a Come and Try It – Evening Event at Fernhill Park and Gardens on Tuesday 28th June.

The event will be at Fernhill Park and Gardens, Sandyford, County Dublin. This is a new area for orienteering and Setanta wish to thank Dun Loaghaire/Rathdown County Council for permission to run the event. 

Parking There is ample parking on site, including bicycle rails and electric car charging points.  

Toilets: Eco friendly toilets will be open for the duration of the event, located at the South East end of the parking area.

There are 3 courses –

Short – 1.8km long; 50m climb; 14 controls

Medium – 2.5km long; 80m climb; 16 controls

Long – 4.3km long; 150m climb; 20 controls

The Medium and Long courses are a little shorter than usual due to the size of the Park.

Start times will be from 18:00 to 19:15. Courses close at 20:30.

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 7 family members / family)

Getting there- The event will be signposted from the crossroads of Sandyford Rd/Enniskerry Rd, and Blackglen Rd/Hillcrest Rd. (Lambs Cross) Grid reference is O 1838 2483. If travelling by bus, the 44B to Lambs Cross or the 47 to Belarmine will leave you with a short walk to Fernhill.

The map has recently been surveyed by Pat Healy. The map scale is 1:4,000 with a 2.5m contour interval. This park is newly acquired by DLRCoCo and work, including tree-felling, is ongoing. The area consists of open fields, gardens and woodland. There are a number of uncrossable fences, and gates will be opened at the marked crossing points. These must be used. 

The Short course uses mostly paths and tracks and is not buggy friendly. Medium and Long courses go to the technical small forested area. 

The southeast corner of the wooded area has some old granite workings, and there is stony ground under foot. Please take care in this area. There are a number of pedestrian barriers across footpaths. These have been placed to deter mountain-bikers and competitors are allowed to run around them.

SportIdent timing system will be used, but all controls will need to be manually ‘punched’ (SIAC will not be enabled).

How To Enter
Pre-entry at https://www.orienteering.ie/fixtures/fernhill-2/ . Entry is now open and will remain open until midnight on Monday 27th June. 

There will be limited entry on the day, subject to map availability.

NOTE - If you plan to bring a large a group or groups, please contact the Organiser to arrange maps and parking. Contact by email: eileen.walsh_ew@yahoo.ie or mobile: 0876164244

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

Enter online on orienteering.ie

Entries open on 21/06/2022 @ 18:00 PM
Entries End 27/06/2022 @ 23:59 PM

Results from previous events held near here

21/10/2007 Three Rock Wood
19/10/2008 Three Rock Wood
26/12/2008 Three Rock Wood
26/12/2013 Three Rock Wood
15/02/2014 Three Rock Wood
28/09/2014 Three Rock Wood
26/12/2014 Three Rock Wood
26/12/2016 Three Rock Wood
26/12/2017 Three Rock Wood
07/10/2018 Three Rock Wood
26/12/2018 Three Rock Wood
22/09/2019 Three Rock Wood
02/11/2019 Ticknock Park
26/12/2019 Three Rock Wood
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