Orienteering Competitions this Sunday, 11th May 2014

There are four Orienteering Competitions this Weekend, 2 in Cork, 1 in Wicklow and 1 in Sligo.

All events have courses suitable for Beginners.


VENUE (click for map to event)
Organising CLUB
Sunday, 11th May Seefin (Nagles) Cork Cork League Cork
Sunday, 11th May Ballyannon Wood Cork Family Day Bishopstown
Sunday, 11th May Brockagh Mountain Wicklow Leinster Spring Cup Great Eastern Navigators
Sunday, 11th May Templehouse Demesne Sligo ‘Come-and-try-it’ Event SligO


Seefin Wood in the Nagles

The fifth and final instalment of the Cork League will take place this Sunday morning May 11th at Seefin Wood in the Nagles mountains of North Cork, near Killavullen. With four courses on offer, there is something to suit everyone, including beginners and those returning to the sport. Come along for a body-brain work-out ahead of the start of the Summer League.

The map scale is 1:10,000 and the landscape is mostly open forest with a good road network and many earthwalls and streams. As nearly all of the wood is between 800 and 1,000 feet in altitude on a North facing hillside there are relatively few brambles and no rhododendron.
11.00 – 12.30pm
Beginners: 2.3km, 9 controls, 45m climb
Improvers: 2.8km, 13 controls, 80m climb
Short Technical: 3.8km, 13 controls, 120m climb
Long technical: 7.4km, 23 controls, 205m climb
Event signposted from Killavullen village, just off the N72 (Mallow-Fermoy road)
Hope to see you there


Brockagh, Co. Wicklow

GEN will host the sixth and final Leinster Spring Cup event at Brockagh, next Sunday 11th May.

Come and enjoy the last Sunday event of the season in Leinster. Hopefully the weather in the mountains will be kinder than last weekend!

Entry to the event is by the forest road on the R756 Laragh to Hollywood road  (Grid reference T 118 973)  and will be signposted from Laragh.  Start times will be between 11:00 and 13:00 hours. Courses will close i.e. controls removed, at 15:30.

Please pre-register using the online registration form before 9pm, Saturday 10th May and pay at the registration desk on the day.  Pre-registration does not oblige you to turn up on the day though we’d like you to.  All are welcome.

Entry fees: Adult €8, Junior/student/unwaged €5, Family €20.  SI card hire is an extra €2

Courses (planned by Andrew Butterfield):

  • Yellow:  1.6km, 5m
  • Orange: 1.9km, 25m
  • Light green:  3.1km, 95m
  • Green:  4.8km, 155m
  • Blue: 7.2km, 170m
  • Brown:  9.0km, 245m

Parking will be along the forest road with the start being 750m (a 10 to 15 minute walk) from the parking area.  The finish is close to the parking area.

Maps will be printed on waterproof paper at a scale of 1:10 000 with 5 m contours, except for the Yellow and Orange course maps which will be at a scale of 1:7500.  Control descriptions will be printed on the map and will also be available at registration.

Courses will cross the open mountain.  Competitors are advised to carry a whistle and cagoules may be required.  All participants, including those who do not complete their course, must report to the download officials.

For further information contact gen@orienteering.ie or 087 972 3463

Thanks to Coillte for cooperation in access and Wicklow Mountains National Park for permission to use the mountain.



BALLYANNON WOOD, Dwyer Road, Midleton

(down the side of Midleton Park Hotel)

National Grid Reference W 875 728

Cork Summer league (Round 2) & Family Day
Controls out from 8.30 am to 10.30 am
Start Times from 10.30 am to 1 pm.
Courses Close at 2 pm

MAP-MEMORY (hardest) 9.6 km, 150 m, 18 c (No Map)

NORWEGIAN COURSE 9.6 km, 150 m, 18 c (Blank Map)
SCORE COURSE c. 7.0 km, c. 100 m, 19 c
RED COURSE 6.3 km, 090 m, 19 c
ORANGE COURSE 5.5 km, 040 m, 12 c
YELLOW COURSE (easiest) 3.5 km, 020 m, 07 c


Templehouse Demense, Ballymote, Sligo

directions from Ballymote coming south and main road Galway from Sligo

Beginners (short) courses and Advanced (long) courses available.
€5 per person.

Compass not required for beginners courses.

Free tuition available upon request.




Orienteering in Ireland
  • Orienteering Ireland
    Irish Sport HQ
    D15 DY62
  • fixtures@orienteering.ie
  • info@orienteering.ie