Orienteering this Weekend, 24/25 January

There are 4 events this weekend.


Saturday, 24th January 2015 Ballinascorney, Co. Dublin Night Orienteering, (experienced orienteers only) Setanta
Sunday, 25th January 2015 Donadea, Clane, Co. Kildare  ‘Come-and-try-it’ Event, Beginners Welcome Curragh-Naas
Sunday, 25th January 2015 Blue Pool – Muckross, Killarney, Co. Kerry ‘Come-and-try-it’ Event, Beginners Welcome Kerry
Sunday, 25th January 2015 Glenabo Wood, Fermoy, Co. Cork Family Day, Beginners Welcome Bishopstown

Blue Pool, Muckross, Co. Kerry

Blue Pool – Muckross (just turn left off the N71 Muckross Road immediately after the Muckross Park Hotel car park).

Usual start time window from 11am to 1pm. As it’s a Kingdom League event, we have a full range of colour-coded courses catering for all abilities as follows:

Brown 7.7km / 210m climb;
Blue 6.8km / 200m climb;
Green 5.2km / 165m climb;
Light Green 4.5km / 155m climb;
Orange 2.3km / 55m climb.

Newbies most especially welcome! Just come and try it!!


Ballinascorney Night Orienteering

The 2nd Dublin by Night Orienteering Event, hosted by Setanta Orienteers, will be held in Ballinascorney Forest on Sat 24th Jan at 6pm.

Click for Pre-Entry is not compulsory, you can still register for the event on the night. You can also pre-enter even if you are not sure you can make the event.
Pay on night. Pre-entry will close at 7pm on Friday 23rd January.

Start times from 6pm-7pm and courses close at 8.30pm sharp.

There will be 2 courses, approximate distances,
Long 4.2km with 165m climb
Short 2.9km with 90m climb.

Start/Finish/Registration area O 062 912 is located at the North Western end of Ballinascorney Forest.

Parking will be along the roadside beside the forest entrance.

It will be signposted only from Bohernabreena junction on the R114.

Directions from the M50, exit at Junction 12, Ballycullen and proceed in the direction of Oldbawn and Tallaght. Drive past 2 roundabouts and at the next crossroads turn left onto the R114 heading towards Bohernabreena. Stay on the R114, passing the Stone Cross (don’t turn left here!) and continue along for about another 1.6km and park along the roadside just before the forest entrance.

The terrain will be mostly forest and felled forest with some unmarked cycle tracks and machinery tracks. It is quite muddy in places.
There is one particular cycle track, under construction, with very high ramps that should be avoided for safety reasons. This is marked on the map.

For insurance reasons this event is for M/W16 and over only.

Entry fee 8 euro
SI rental fee 2 euro


Donadea, Clane, Co. Kildare

Pre-registration is now open at http://tinyurl.com/org4jqz 
Please check your details are up to date for 2015 in the IOA archive https://www.orienteering.ie/members/edit.php

Eileen has planned 3 courses:
Long 7.6 km
Medium 5.3 km
Adventure Run 2.5 km
And there will be a short fun course for younger children – no timing, free!

Full details are on the CNOC website http://www.cnoc.ie

Glenabo, Cork

GLENABO WOOD, Duntaheen Road, Fermoy (on the south side of the River Blackwater, towards Ballyhooly). Park on the road about 300 m before Glenabo Wood / Bridge / bad road bend & walk to Registration / Starts in small car park. Cork Brass Monkey Winter league (Round 4) & Family Day

Start Times from 10.30 am to 1 pm for the Winter months. Courses Close at 2 pm

BROWN COURSE                          8.6 km          295 m           31

BLUE COURSE                             7.0                225               30
GREEN COURSE                           5.3                200               25
RED COURSE                               4.0                150               20
ORANGE COURSE                        3.4                075               17
YELLOW COURSE (easiest)         2.4                050               10



Orienteering in Ireland
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