DIY Orienteering


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Friday, June 3, 2022

Summer Series 2022 - No 5 - Curragh (Sunnyhill)

Our next evening event takes place this coming Tuesday, June 7th. Start times from to 18:00 to 19:20. Courses close at 20:30.

LOCATION:
Please note - The start location is different to recent events - you'll find it here:
Grid Reference: N 80043 10071
Google maps: https://goo.gl/maps/cmmJNziauoBgGB1r7
Lat, Long: 53.135250, -6.803795

Directions from M7: Take exit 13 from the Southbound carriageway on the M7. At the roundabout, take
the1st exit, signposted Kilcullen and Athgarvan onto the R413. Continue on the R413 for I.8km. Turn right onto
L7034, just before Donnelly’s Hollow, keeping to the leftmost road. Continue straight on for a further 1.6kms.
Parking will be on your right. Assembly and download will be in that area.

COURSES:

There are 3 courses planned:
Adventure 2.3kms, 10 controls, 1:7,500 scale
Medium 5.5kms, 14 controls, 1:10,000 scale
Long 7.8kms, 21 controls, 1:10,000 scale

TERRAIN:

The Curragh’s open, undulating grassland makes for fast, unimpeded running. Furze is the dominant flora with
some distinct stands of trees. Not every bush or man/sheep made track is marked and navigational care should
be taken. The Adventure course is predominantly on grassy tracks and given the recent dry weather is terrain
buggy friendly. This course does not cross a road.

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

SIAC: will be enabled - punching start and finish!

MAPS: The maps will be printed on waterproof paper. Control descriptions will be printed on all maps with
loose descriptions available at the start.

ENTRIES: Courses can be entered up to Monday, June 6 th at 9:00am.
https://www.orienteering.ie/fixtures/curragh-sunnyhill-6/
If you plan to bring a group, please contact us at cnoc@orienteering.ie ahead of time so that we can have maps
and SI cards available to you promptly.

RESULTS: Results will be posted on www.orienteering.ie

PRICES: Adults, €8, Students, Unwaged and Over 65yrs €5, Family -2 adults and up to 5 juniors €20.

DOGS: The Curragh is sheep country! While dogs are allowed, they must be kept on a leash.