Tuesday, February 26, 2013


Our cancelled event has been rescheduled to next Sunday 3rd March.  All other details remain the same.  Many thanks to Wicklow National Parks and Coillte for facilitating the change.
We, sadly, have to ask all of those who pre-entered to do so again. Those who didn't bother have a chance to redeem themselves!

Sunday 3rd March. Leinster Spring Cup Event.
Planner; Don Short
Controller; Ruth Lynam
Start times; 11:00 to 13:00.
Directions; from Laragh head for the Sally Gap and the event parking is in Carigeenduff forest, on the right about 3k after glenmacknass waterfall; from Sally Gap take the military road towards Laragh and the forest entrance is on the left about 10k from the gap. See the Map.

Yellow 2.1km 25m
Orange 2.9km 35m
Light Green 4.5km 140m
Green 5.6km 160m
Blue 6.6km 190m
Brown 8.6km 215m

Start 800m + 50m climb up the forest road  from registration

Pre-entry form is here.
The Brown course is 1:15,000. Other courses 1:10,000.

If you wish to run the Brown course but find the 1:15 map difficult, you can request, on the pre-entry form, a 1:10 map. This will be printed on both sides with the initial and final controls on the front and the remainder on the back. This option will only be available to pre-entered competitors.

Saturday, February 23, 2013


We have regretfully had to cancel the planned League event on Scarr. The
roads at Glenmacnass were virtually impassable at 17:30 this evening, and it
was still snowing....

Please could you pass on the message to anyone you know of who may have been
going to the event but is not a member of the email group.

Apologies to all of you who were looking forward to the event.

Ruth Lynam

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Carrigeenduff Forest and Kanturk Mountain

We have been preparing for our next event to be held on 24th Feb in Carrigeenduff forest and Kanturk mountain. This will be a Leinster league event with a full range of colour courses. Further details will follow shortly. Conditions at the moment are WET WET WET so let's hope for a dry spell before the event.

Sunday, February 3, 2013

Hollywood at Night

The final event of the Dublin by Night series will be in Hollywood Forest in Co Wicklow (I know!) this Saturday 9th February.
Parking and Registration will be in Hollywood village (N 939 056) outside Tutty's pub.  Download will be in the same place - don't forget to download..

From the N81 Baltinglass road 11 km south of Blessington take the junction for Hollywood/Glendalough.  600m up this road turn left.  There will be no road signs.

Start and Finish will be at the forest entrance 500m up the track from Registration, and will be unmanned.  Please organise your own start intervals (at least one minute).
Start Times 18:00 to 19:00.
Sport Ident timing will be used, “SI” cards will be available to rent.

Pre-registration is now open and we would ask all competitors who are thinking of coming to pre-register.
Pre-register here
Pre-registration will close at 16:00 on Saturday, after that you can enter at the event.

Adult €7 ; Student/OAP €4 ; Family  €15 ; SI Rent €2.

Long      3.7km   170m climb   Technically difficult.
Short      2.0km   100m climb  Technically difficult.

Note: over 16’s only, but younger orienteers may take part if accompanied by an adult.
And best of all...... a pint in Tutty's afterwards will give us ample opportunity to discuss our mistakes.