Orienteering Events this Sunday 23rd Nov


 Date  Venue 
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Organising Club 
Sunday, 23rd Nov Rinville Park, Oranmore, Galway Western Eagles OC
Sunday, 23rd Nov Deer Park Forest, Virginia, Co. Cavan Fingal OC
Sunday, 23rd Nov Walshtown Wood, Dungourney, Co. Cork Cork OC
Sunday, 23rd Nov Glanageenty, Ballymacelligott, Co. Kerry Kerry OC
Sunday, 23rd Nov Kilkenny Castle, Kilkenny Waterford OC
Sunday, 23rd Nov Blarney Castle Estate, Co. Cork Bishopstown OC

 Rinville Park, Galway

Start Times: 1100 – 1300
Courses: Long – 3.4k, Short 2.3k
Fees: €5 per individual or €10 per family
Directions: From Oranmore, take Maree Road and enter the park at the lodge gate.  The start is near the first entrance gate, close to the cemetary.
Further Information from Frank Ryan,

Deerpark, Co. Cavan

The event will be sign-posted from the town centre.  On arrival in Viriginia, take the R194 (Ballyjamesduff Road) and follow the signs to the rugby club.  There is some parking in the rugby club, but if that is full please park in the adjacent housing estate called “Swiftbrook”.

Course details are as follows:

Course Length Climb Controls
Brown 9.3K 195M 24
Blue 7.3K 140M 18
Green 5.6K 125M 16
Red 5.3K 45M 16
Light Green 4.1K 65M 14
Orange 2.9K 35M 10
Yellow 2.0K 20M 7

There is also a buggy-friendly course but its details are top-secret.

Start times are from 11am until 1pm and courses will close at 3pm sharp.  The uber-organised may wish to download their control descriptions in advance and learn their course off by heart.  They may do so  However, there will be paper copies available on the day for mere mortals.

We would ask as many people as possible to pre-register online at

WALSHTOWN WOOD near Dungourney

The second event in the Cork Orienteering Club Cork League will take place on SUNDAY NOVEMBER 23RD at WALSHTOWN WOOD near Dungourney.

The map has a good network of tracks and rides together with an amount of feature detail in some parts, in other places it has a large area of open woodland intersected by a single forest road with very sparse ground movement or feature detail. A compass may be beneficial in these areas.

Beginners, 3.5km
Improvers, 3.8km
Short Technical, 5.5km
Long Technical, 8.5km

This event will use electronic punching.

Competitions can start any time between 11:30am and 12:30pm

The road running by the wood is extremely narrow so parking will be on the road 500 meters from the start/finish area. As always we’d encourage you to car pool if you can.

From Main Street in Midleton turn North-East on to the R627. Travel approx. 9km on the R627 to the village of Dungourney. At the Northern end of the village, take the LEFT-hand fork in the road, signposted for Fermoy and Castlelyons. Travel approx. 5km along this road to reach the forest. The roads around the area are narrow, so please obey the parking officials when parking your car.


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