Orienteering Events this weekend
This Sunday (March 23rd) there are two events on Sand Dunes (Dublin and Kerry) and two events in Woodland (Cork and Roscommon). All four events are suitable for Beginners.
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|County||Event Type||Organising Club
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|Sunday, March 23||Banna Sand Dunes||Kerry||‘Come-and-try-it’ Event||Kerry|
|Sunday, March 23||The Manch||Cork||Family Day||Bishopstown|
|Sunday, March 23||Bull Island||Dublin||Leinster Spring Cup||Ajax|
|Sunday, March 23||Oakport||Roscommon||‘Come-and-try it’||Sligo Orienteering Club|
Bull Island, Clontarf, Dublin
Event Location: Bull Island, County Dublin (Grid Reference: O 234 370).
Please note that Bull Island is an EU designated Special Area of Conservation. Please do not cause any damage or litter.
Event Directions and Parking: The start and finish are in the vicinity of the Interpretive centre on Bull Island (GR O 233 370), and all competitors should use the causeway to access the event. The turnoff onto the causeway from James Larkin Road will be indicated by orienteering signs and/or flags.
Parking will take place on the roads adjacent to the interpretative centre and on the beach. As Bull Island can be very busy at the weekends competitors are advised to arrive early to avoid delays.
Pre-registration: We are accepting online pre-registration for the event. Enter your details on our online registration form and pay your entry fee on the day. Registering in this way speeds up processing entries on the day and we encourage you to do so even if you are not 100% sure you will go. The registration page is available now and will close at midnight on Saturday 22nd.
If you are bringing a large group please let us know in advance.
Junior/Full-time student/ Unwaged/ OAP: €5
Note that these prices do not include SI card hire which is extra.
Start Times: Start times are available from 11:00 until 13:00 and courses will close at 15:00 sharp when controls will be collected. anyone who has not finished by then should make their way to the finish tent and report that they are back.
The Manch, Dunmanway, Cork
1 km west of Carbery Milk Products factory on Ballineen/Dunmanway road (with the kind permission of Irish Natural Forestry Foundation, INNF) National Grid Reference W 309 534
Cork Spring league (Round 5) & 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
BLUE COURSE TBC
GREEN COURSE TBC
RED COURSE 6.0 km, 090 m, 21 c
ORANGE COURSE 3.8 km, 090 m, 12 c
YELLOW COURSE (easiest) 2.6 km, 090 m, 11 c