Orienteering events this Sunday..6th April

Dysert, near Portlaoise is the venue for the Leinster Orienteering Championships this Sunday. There are two courses for those who turn up on the day. Bishopstown Orienteering Club are holding an event at Spike Island in Cork Harbour . Newcomers are welcome to both of these events. The event which Sligo Orienteering Club planned for April 6th is now on April 13th.

   Link to Location Map  County  Type of Event Link to Further Details
Sunday, 6th April Spike Island Cork Family Day Bishopstown
Sunday, 6th April Dysert Laois Leinster Championships Curragh-Naas
Sunday, 6th April Newpark House Sligo ‘Come-and-try-it’ Event SligO

SPIKE ISLAND, Cork Harbour

National Grid Reference W 800 650
Ferry from Kennedy Pier in Cobh (€5 pp payable to ferry operator)
Free parking in Cobh on Sundays
Cork Spring league (Round 5) & Family Day
Electronic punching for Red to Brown courses (hire of SI card eur 1)
Controls out from 8.30 am to 10.30 am
Start Times from 10.30 am to 1 pm.
Courses Close at 2 pm
BROWN COURSE (hardest)              6.3 km, 205 m, 30 c
BLUE COURSE                                5.8 km, 180 m, 30 c
GREEN COURSE                              4.8 km, 160 m, 26 c
RED COURSE                                  4.4 km, 150 m, 28 c
ORANGE COURSE                           3.8 km, 070 m, 23 c
YELLOW COURSE (easiest)             3.1 km, 050 m, 19 c

Dysert, Co. Laois

There are two courses available for those who turn up on the day, a Long and a Short course.
Long Course:            3.5km      180m
Short Course:           1.8km        50m
Dysart is best accessed from the M7 Dublin – Cork/Limerick motorway. Take Exit 16 and follow the signs for N80 Carlow. 500m from the exit turn left. signposted N80 Carlow. 2 km along this road at the roundabout turn left, still following signs for N80 Carlow.
2.7 km along this road the parking field is on the right.  Time from the motorway exit about 5 minutes.
Parking is in a field, accessed through the back entrance to James Deegan’s farmouse, just off the N80 the main Portlaoise  to Carlow Road. As this is a busy road please take care  while crossing and use centre lane road markings.