World Orienteering Day - St Catherine's Park

Date Sunday, 21/05/2023
Venue World Orienteering Day - St Catherine's Park
Address Lucan, Co. Dublin, Co.Dublin
Event Format Come and Try It
Club Website Three Rock Orienteering Club
Start Times 11:00 - 13:00
Signposted From Laraghcon on R109.
Grid reference 53.36773371987144, -6.470475376835363
Latitude/Longitude 53.36773371987144, -6.470475376835363
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Free entry

Summary Parkland with some forest, lots of paths.

A "World Orienteering Day" come-and-try-it event to introduce orienteering to newcomers of all ages and levels of fitness. Free pre-entry and entry on the day. SportIdent timing chips will be loaned to participants.

This is an introductory event for first-timers and beginners so if you are already a competent orienteer it is not aimed at you, unless you simply want to go for a run with a map. If you are already an experienced orienteer and we have a lot of newcomers, you are welcome to come along but you will probably be asked to help, so be warned!

At the moment there are four courses: about 2 km, about 4 km, a 60 minute score course and a "Scatter" course where you get the controls in the order of your choice. We also hope to have a novelty "Golf" course on the day. Start times from 11 am to 1 pm. If you have already entered and want to switch to a different course or do more than one course, don't worry - you can do that on the day.

We will be operating from the overflow car park so keep going to the end of the road as you come in from the Lucan/Laraghcon entrance.

There is also a farmers' market on Sundays and there are toilets and an adventure playground.

Thanks to Fingal County Council and Kildare County Council for permission.

Location map for parking here.

By bus: C3, C4 and 52 to Lucan and walk; train - Sligo/Longford/Maynooth line to Leixlip Confey and walk.


Difficulty rating 2/10 Paths/parkland

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