Weekend Events

Sat 28 Feb: University of Limerick Sprint-O  and Relay
Sun 1 Mar: Kilcornan Wood, Galway ‘Come-and-try-it’ Event
Sun 1 Mar: St Catherine’s Park, Lucan, Co. Dublin ‘Come-and-try-it’ Event
Sun 1 Mar: Fota House; Gardens & Arboretum, Cork  Family Day


Kilconan, Galway

Where? Kilcornan WOODS, Clarenbridge
When?  SUN 1st March
TIME? 11 am to 12.30pm
How? Come and Try It
How Much?  €5 per person €10 for family
Further information: Frank Ryan Tel. 087 6745595 or


National Grid Reference W 791 708

Eur 3 coins per vehicle to exit car park

Cork Spring League (Round 1) & Family Day
Start Times from 10.30 am to 1 pm for the Winter months
Courses Close at 2 pm

BROWN COURSE                         9.6 km        125 m         26 c

BLUE COURSE                              7.0              110             31
GREEN COURSE                           5.9              100             25
RED COURSE                               4.8              080             26
ORANGE COURSE                        3.6              050             21
YELLOW COURSE (easiest)          2.7              030             15

St Catherine’s Park

3ROC are pleased to bring orienteering to a new area in west Dublin. The park is between Lucan and Leixlip, on the Dublin/Kildare border, with the entrance for cars on the L3005 road, about 1 km north west of Lucan Village..

Pedestrians can also enter the park on the south side of the River Liffey near Lucan Village and walk through the competition area to assembly.

Buses: Several buses from Dublin serve Lucan. Bus Stop No. 3887 – Leixlip Rd, Ardeevin Avenue. Routes serving this stop are 25 Towards Lucan (Dodsboro), 66 Towards Maynooth, 66a Towards Leixlip (Captain’s Hill), 66b Towards Leixlip (Castletown), 67 Towards Maynooth.

Trains: The Dublin Connolly to Maynooth service stops at Leixlip Confey which is about 1 km from the start area.

By car: From Lucan Village, cross the bridge and continue straight on up the hill, following signs for the M3, Airport and Clonee. About 400 metres past the second roundabout, turn left onto a narrow road leading to the park. The junction with this road is at:

Normal Grid Ref = O 027 361
10 digit Grid Ref = O 02771 36139
Latitude = 53.36546 (north)
Longitude = -6.45597 (west)
Latitude = 53°21’56” (north)
Longitude = 6°27’22” (west)
Tetrad = O03I

Map: The map is 1:7500 scale, newly surveyed by Pat Flanagan. It’s the first time it has been used for orienteering. Most of the park is open ground on the north side of the river; there is one bridge leading to a narrow section of the map south of the river, with forest and rough open.

Courses: There will be four courses: two for scouts, cubs and beavers of about 2.5 km and 5 km and two courses for everyone else, also of about 2.5 km and 5 km. The courses will be pre-printed on the maps.

Starts: Two starts will be in operation, one for scouts, cubs and beavers, and one for everyone else. There will be a single finish for everyone. SportIdent chip timing will be used.

Start times: 11.00 am to 1.00 pm.

Entry fees: Adult €8; Child/student €5. Scouts/Cubs/Beavers €5 for 2 or 3 going together.

SI card hire: no charge but a replacement fee of €40 will be charged for any SI cards not returned. To borrow an SI card you must provide a mobile phone number.

All welcome – see you there! We expect to have lots of beavers, cubs and scouts coming: if you are bringing a group of any kind, please e-mail beforehand so we can be sure to print enough maps.

See or the 3ROC Facebook and Twitter pages for last minute news.

University of Limerick

Two sprint races being organised on excellent new map of the UL campus by Pat Healy for 28 February 2014. For those of you who have not been there UL have a fine large campus (about the same size as Belfield) which is situated on both sides of the River Shannon. The map is drawn at international sprint standard at scale 1:5000 scale. The races will provide excellent practice to those who intend to compete in sprint events later in the summer. All funds raised will go the Irish Junior Squad. Details are as follows:

 Course Lengths: Short = 2 km, Long = 3 km

Start times 11am – 12pm

Planner: Sharon Lucey,  Controller: Danny O’ Hare, Organiser: Mike Long


UL Sprint relay

Relay is 4 person teams format is based on the mixed sprint relay at the world orienteering championships. There will also be a short individual course available in the afternoon for those who don’t want to partake in the relay.

Course lengths: 2-3km  Mass start 2pm

Planner: Danny O’Hare, Controller: Sharon Lucey, Organiser: Mike Long


Directions to the UL Sprint morning event:- take exit 28 from the M7 motorway. Take the limerick/annacotty exit from the roundabout as you leave the motorway. Continue to the next roadabout and take the third exit into the National technology park. continue through another roundabout until you see signs on right for orienteering.


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