Fingal Orienteers would like to welcome you to the Sport Ireland Campus Sun 16 January for our Come And Try It orienteering event. This is a new map redrawn by Eileen Young. This event is a mix of university campus-style buildings, playing pitches, and green forested areas. Although there is some vehicular traffic on some of the roads, it should be slow moving.
Start times : 11:00-13:00
Classes available ( PRE-ENTER ON orienteering.ie ONLY) :
Short : 2km
Medium : 4km
Long : 8km
Climb is negligible on all courses
SI will be used for timing and rental SI cards will be available on the day
The short course will mostly be on paths with some controls slightly off paths, having to go through grass or unpaved to reach these. The medium course is a mix on paths and off, not too difficult. The long course has a bit of everything and will go through woods at different stages so full leg wear is recommended.
Map : 1:5000 A3 redrawn by Eileen Young December 2021 from the 2020 map updated by Val Jones and Eileen Young, from the original by Laurence Quinn and used by kind permission of Orienteering Ireland. The event takes place entirely in the Sport Ireland Campus and does NOT cross into the Tolka Valley Fingal map.
Directions to the Event
The event is located at the Sport Ireland Campus, Blanchardstown, Dublin, which is close to the M50 and N3/M3
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The Start and Finish are located at Abbotstown House in the centre of the Sport Ireland Campus, and *** NOT *** the National Aquatic centre , which is at the main entrance. This is not simple to get to, so here are detailed directions from the main gate https://www.google.com/maps/d/viewer?mid=1JAORIXjd77WraUBYT_wgSWh6PEoH4neV&ll=53.394877276825696%2C-6.363902148501552&z=16. O-Signage will be available from the main Sport Ireland Campus gate.
Please leave plenty of time to get there to be assured of a start as the M50 and Blanchardstown areas can be notoriously jammed up.
If driving or cycling you will need to pass two barriers. One is at the first roundabout and should lift automatically - no need for payment. The second should always be up at the first right turn. When coming back (carefully) change lanes as the barrier at the right turn will not lift. However the barrier at the roundabout will lift ( again no payment required at any barrier ). There is ample car parking and Abbotstown House is brightly lit at night.
If using public transport then there are several bus options 220, 238, 38, 38a from the City Centre and Blanch shopping centre and then walk through to Abbotstown House which should take about 15 mins from the main gate.
Organiser : Ian Murphy
Planner : Sean Kearns
Controller : Eileen Young