Monday, January 22, 2024

Come-And-Try-It - Beginners Orienteering Event, Donadea Forest Park, 28th Jan 2024

Our annual Come-And-Try-It Orienteering event in Donadea Forest Park takes place this coming Sunday 28th Jan, with starts available from 10.30am to 1pm. The forest barrier will be (hopefully) open from 10am until 12:45pm to facilitate free entry to the park. In the unlikely event that it is not open, you can pay for parking entry (€5) via any contactless card or device at the barrier.

Location on Google Maps: https://maps.google.com/maps?hl=en&gl=ie&um=1&ie=UTF-8&fb=1&sa=X&ftid=0x48677c92ed8a7c67:0xe12a62f76b524980

Composting toilets will be available near the carpark. Please bring your own hand sanitiser.

Whether you are a complete novice, a family, or a seasoned veteran, there is a course to suit. The Adventure Course (all on tracks) is suitable for families or beginners. The Medium course is suitable for experienced orienteers and adult beginners and improvers who can cope with off track forest running/walking. The Long course is suitable for adult improvers and experienced people who are good at map reading and compass skills.

Three (3) courses are planned as follows:

  • Adventure (~2.5km)
  • Medium (~5km)
  • Long (~8km)

SIAC will be enabled.

Entry fees are the usual: 

  • Adults: €8 / person
  • Children: €4 / child
  • Student: €5 / student
  • Unwaged: €5 / person
  • OAP: €5 / person
  • Family Discount: €20 (Maximum of 2 Adults and no more than 6 family members / family)

As with all recent events, entry via the online entry system only, at the link below:

https://www.orienteering.ie/fixtures/donadea-20/

There will be very limited entry on the day, subject to number of spare maps. If you need to hire an SI card, we also rent them for €2, to be returned at the finish. Lost cards cost €40 to replace!