Wednesday, June 3, 2015

CNOC Summer Series 3: Naas Urban

Next Tuesday 9th June will be instalment number 3 of CNOC Summer series with an event, on a brand new urban map, kindly prepared by Pat Healy, in Naas, Co. Kildare.

Planned by Conall Whelan the course details are:

Long 4.6 km
Medium 3.4 km
Adventure* 2.5 km

Course distances are as the crow flies so do expect more.

The parking will be at Church of the Irish Martyrs', Ballycane , Naas N53.21104447717819 W6.653273105621338N.

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The Summer Evening Series will continue:

Tue 16 June - The Curragh

Tue 23 June - Hollywood, orienteering event and barbecue.

Due to potentially heavy traffic start times are later for this event. Start times between 19:00 and 20:30.  Courses close at 21:30 and the controls will be removed by 22:00.


From South take exit 10 off the M7 heading east. Take the R445 towards Naas through roundabout at Lidl, after Sheehy Motors and Aldi Warehouse both on left take the right hand turn at lights (Chadwicks) and follow the ring road for approx 2.5 km, over four roundabouts.  Naas Hospital is on the left at the final roundabout. Ballycane is straight through. There is a very good Centra shopping centre on the right and the modern church of the Irish Martyrs on your left. Parking is in the higher side of the Church car park.

From the North take exit 9 off the M7, take the R445 towards the town centre, before the Maxol station take the R410 on the left, signposted for Blessington and Punchestown. Continue 1.4 km to the junction (traffic lights) with Ballycane road, turn right uphill to the Church of the Irish Martyrs on the right opposite the Centra shopping centre. Parking is in the higher part of the Church car park.

From South Dublin , you could avoid the M7 and head cross country. From Blessington bypass take the R410 towards Naas, passing Craddockstown Golf course on the left, take a left turn at the traffic lights ontoBallycane Road, Church of the Irish Martyrs is on your right. Parking is in the high part of the church car park.

Alternative route from N7 avoiding Dublin Road, Naas traffic. Take Castlewarden exit from N7.  From the exit roundabout take first left turn towards Oldmill (not Kill). Do not go into Kill village. At T junction go right on narrow road parallel to N7. You will pass Arthurstown Landfill on the left. Continue straight on rural road to a 5 road Junction (Beggar’s End). Be very careful.  The main road here is the Naas to Blessington road, (Punchestown is straight ahead). Go right on the main road towards Naas past Craddockstown Golf Club on left and take left turn uphill at first traffic lights. Church Carpark is on the right

*Please also note that the event is in an urban location; children should be aware of the safe cross code. There will be two crossing points on the larger road, one is a zebra crossing the other will be manned. The majority of the course covers a number of conjoined, fairly mature housing estates, interspersed with green areas and a number of small lakes.

If you are bringing a large group please let us know beforehand.

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