Ringsend/Irishtown

Date Tuesday, 02/08/2022
Venue Ringsend/Irishtown
Address Ringsend, Co.Dublin
Event Format Come and Try It
Club Website Great Eastern Navigators
Start Times 18:00 - 19:00
Contact brenhy@hotmail.com
Latitude/Longitude 53.34322127010581, -6.2259282755291325
Google Maps Click here
Pricing

Adults: €8 / person
Children: €5 / child
Student: €5 / student
Unwaged: €5 / person
OAP: €5 / person
Family Discount: €15 (Maximum of 2 Adults and no more than 5 family members / family)

Summary Parkland with paths throughout and quiet housing estates.
Notes

This event is a 'Come and Try It' event which means it's perfect for novice navigators and juniors (as a general rule under 10/novice juniors accompanied, over 12 with some experience alone). The short course stays entirely in Ringsend Park so crosses no roads, while the Long course goes into neighbouring housing estates (quiet suburban roads only). For experienced orienteers there is some technical, detailed navigation on the Long course.

Courses
Short 2km easy navigation, stays within Ringsend Park
Long 4.5km more technical, detailed navigation, goes into neighbouring housing estate.

Parking
is on Cambridge Road bordering the North West of the park.
See the pin dropped on the map below or:
What3Words: https://w3w.co/rooms.gloves.sides
GPS: 53.343315, -6.224563 (53°20'35.9"N 6°13'28.4"W)
Google Maps: https://goo.gl/maps/MCeJ2HyfT5TAvfBi9
Google 'Cambridge Road, Dublin 4'
Leaving the City Centre head for Ringsend along Ringsend Road then Bridge Street. Immediately after the bridge over the Dodder turn left in Ringsend village onto Thorncastle Street. Take the first turn right onto Cambridge Road. Park where you can and enter Ringsend Park on foot.
Ringsend Park is also accessible on public transport - DART (Lansdowne Road), buses 47, C1 and C2.

Registration/Checkin
Registration/Start/Finish are a short walk into the park through the Cambridge Road pedestrian entrance at the North West end of the park. Once you enter the park turn to your left and walk West-NorthWest about 100m. Please enter online before bank holiday Monday evening ('Enter Now' above).

Start Times
Once you've entered online (on this page) you can arrive and start any time between 6-7pm. People walking around the short course should take up to about 45 minutes and allow yourself a few minutes to find the Registration/Start and get yourself ready.

Courses Close
The flags will be taken in at 7:45pm - if you think you'll be much slower than an hour please start earlier to allow for that.

Notes
The park is a shared space with other recreational users. Please give right of way and be considerate of others.

Technical Details
Map is 1:4,000 scale on A4 paper. Long Course has a 'map flip' (ie turn your map over about half way through). Descriptions are printed on the map (English language for Short, IOF descriptions for Long). Loose Control descriptions may be available at the start, TBC. SportIdent is in use but not SI Air enabled. Control flags and SI Units will be wired for security - the wire to be used is narrow gauge but please be extra careful punching that your SI card is read and beeps.

Difficulty rating 2/10 Paths/parkland
PreEntry

Enter online on orienteering.ie

Entries open on 27/07/2022 @ 18:00 PM
Entries End 01/08/2022 @ 23:59 PM

Results from previous events held near here

09/11/2008 Ringsend Park
11/07/2010 Ringsend Park
24/06/2014 Ringsend Park
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