Orienteering this Weekend, 11/12 Jan 2013

Night O in Wicklow this Saturday is organised by UCDO. Day orienteering is on Sunday in Wexford and Cork, organised by WATO and BOC

11 Dec, Sat Glendoo Ridge West Wicklow Dublin by Night University College Dublin
12 Dec, Sun Ballinora Wood North Cork Family Day Bishopstown
12 Dec, Sun Kennedy Park/Slievecoilltia Wexford Southeast League Waterford

Wicklow Night O

The 3rd event in the Dublin by night series is on this Saturday the 11th of January at Glendoo Ridge West. This was the location of the IOC Relays in 2011. The terrain is open mountain consisting of lots of turf cuttings. Runnability is quite good. There will 2 courses on offer, a Long and a Short. The Long course is 4.6km and the Short course is 2.1km. We suggest that this event is more suitable for the more experienced orienteers and not someone who has never tried night o before. Because the event is on open mountainside with a lack of tracks, a compass and a whistle will be mandatory.

Location of parking can be found here

Weather for Saturday evening looks ok but it could be a bit cold, in the case of poor weather conditions, a cagoule may also be necessary. Start times will be at the usual time of 6pm to 7pm. Courses will close at 8pm so if you think you are going to be slow then please start early. Entry fees are €6 for Adults and €4 for students, unwaged and OAPs.

Hope to see you there, Cillín Corbett, UCDO Night Orienteering Public Relations Officer


The New Year of orienteering begins on Sunday 12th January on the East side of Kennedy park in County Wexford. Traditionally this has been known as the Sleive Coilltia event but the weather is not that amenable at this time of year so we will be using the lower slopes and the parkland closer to the main centre which have been updated. Parking will be in the main carpark as usual close to the interpretative centre. Starts are from 11 until 1.
There will be the usual range of courses on offer (Blue 7.3 km, 210 metres climb and 26 controls; Green 6.2 km, 140 metres climb and 22 controls; Light green 4.1 km, 90 metres climb and 18 controls; Red 3.7 km, 75 metres climb and 18 controls; Yellow 2 km, 30 metres climb and 12 controls).
This will be the first of the new season and will be a mix of parkland and woodland with courses for all levels of technical ability.
until the next Message,
Andrew Cox 



BALLINORA WOOD, Curraheen Grotto, Bishopstown
National Grid Reference W 610 689
Cork Winter Brass Monkey league (Round 3) & 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)             6.6 km, 375 m, 22 c
BLUE COURSE                                  5.5 km, 300 m, 23 c
GREEN COURSE                              4.6 km, 250 m, 22 c
RED COURSE                                    3.6 km, 200 m, 17 c
ORANGE COURSE                           2.5 km, 115 m, 11 c
YELLOW COURSE (easiest)             2.0 km, 070 m, 08 c


Orienteering in Ireland
Orienteering Ireland, Irish Sport HQ, Blanchardstown
D15 DY62, Ireland