Ready to go Orienteering programme

READY TO GO ORIENTEERING aims to train and equip primary and post-primary teachers with the skills and ability to teach the fundamentals of the sport. We also provide the necessary resources to do this.

A group of participants and Orienteering Ireland tutors at a Ready To Go Orienteering activity.

Orienteering provides an opportunity for students to work both independently and together as a team. It leads to an improvement in the overall performance of students, physically, socially and academically. In Orienteering, students combine intellectual pursuits with physical exercise, enabling those who are ‘thinkers’ to use their talents as surely as those who are more physically coordinated will benefit from their own talents.

With Orienteering, students combine intellectual pursuits with physical exercise, enabling those who are ‘thinkers’ to use their talents as surely as those who are more physically coordinated will benefit from their own talents.

A close up of a group of people studying an orienteering map.

We aim to bring Orienteering into schools.

Orienteering provides an opportunity for students to work both independently and together as a team. It leads to an improvement in the overall performance of students, physically, socially and academically.

Teacher Training Course

This project aims to bring Orienteering to schools. This will involve training teachers who will organise Orienteering activities on the schools grounds. This course is 5 hours in duration. Often we run these courses in collaboration with Local Sports Partnerships

A young woman runs up to an orienteering control when participating at an orienteering event.

The teacher training course will show orienteering activities that teach key skills

Enquiry Form


Orienteering in Ireland
  • Orienteering Ireland
    Irish Sport HQ
    Blanchardstown
    D15 DY62
    Ireland
  • fixtures@orienteering.ie
  • info@orienteering.ie