Intro to Orienteering – 4 Week Program


This course will take place over a 4 week period, commencing in both August and September and running weekly.

Who is this course for?

This course is designed for first time and beginner orienteers looking to build confidence and navigation skills. This course is suitable for walkers, joggers, or competitive runners.

Note: this course is for Over 16s only

What will I learn?

By attending this 4/6 week program you will learn all the skills necessary to be able to comfortably complete an orienteering course by yourself. These skills include:

  • Orientating the map.
  • Recognising and identifying features on an orienteering map.
  • Recognising simple contour features.
  • Understanding the colour system used on orienteering maps.
  • Understanding scale and distance between features on the map.
  • How to use the MapRun app and orienteer in your own time.

As well as many other skills to enable you to successfully navigate a cross-country orienteering course.


The fee for the course is €75 and covers experienced coaching from qualified instructors, entry to 3 orienteering events, gear rental and maps.

Email with any questions and to register your interest.

Next Dates:

Intro to Orienteering (with Three Rock Orienteering Club) (Dublin based)

Location: Phoenix Park

Dates: Tuesday Evenings – 8th, 15th, 22nd and 29th August

Time: 6pm-8pm

Booking link: 3ROC – Intro to Orienteering

Intro to Orienteering (with Fingal Orienteering Club) (Dublin based)

Locations and dates: 

Santry Demesne – 27th August 

St Anne’s Park – 3rd Sept

Dublin City University – 10th Sept

Newbridge House – 24th September

Time: 9.30am – 12pm

Booking link: Fingal – Intro to Orienteering

Email with any questions or to register your interest in future courses.

Orienteering in Ireland
  • Orienteering Ireland
    Irish Sport HQ
    D15 DY62