Monday, January 17, 2022

Donadea Come-and-Try-It event - Jan 23rd 2022

Our annual beginners event in Donadea Forest Park takes place this coming Sunday 23rd Jan , with starts available from 10am to 1am. 

There will be no barrier in operation due to  maintenance works being carried out by Coillte. Please use the Temporary entrance through the old Archway. There will likely be a Coillte employee there to help direct traffic to the temporary entrance (if in doubt)

 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 (3km)
  • Medium (5km)
  • Long (8km)

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 5 family members / family)

As with all recent events, entry via this online entry system only. There will be no entry on the day. 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!

Enter online here:

If you're not a member of a club, and would like to join CNOC on the day, we're offering free membership for the first year (its only €7 a year per adult after that anyways - full rates on

If you are planning on bringing a group, it would be useful to contact us ahead of time, so we can ensure we print enough maps, etc.