Monday, December 11, 2017

ROSTELLAN WOOD

Sunday 17th December 2017 

ROSTELLAN WOOD, Aghada
(not Trabolgan Village due to construction work)

National Grid Reference W 874 664
Groups of 5 or more people to order their maps per Course at least 3 days in advance
Cork County League & Family Day
Start Times from 10.30 am to 1 pm
Courses Close at 2 pm

BROWN COURSE                          
8.0 km          110                 26
BLUE COURSE                              
7.5                100                 26
GREEN COURSE                            
6.1                080                 21
RED COURSE                                
4.5                 060                15
ORANGE COURSE                        
3.8                 025                13  
YELLOW COURSE                          
2.6                020                10  

Sunday, December 3, 2017

WARRENSCOURT WOODS

Sunday 10th December 2017 

WARRENSCOURT WOODS, Lissarda

National Grid Reference W 381 673
The car park near EIRE BLOC & PAL FAB Timber Mills (not the one near Kilmurry Village)
Groups of 5 or more people to order their maps per Course at least 3 days in advance
Cork County League & Family Day
Start Times from 10.30 am to 1 pm
Courses Close at 2 pm

BROWN COURSE                           

8.0 km          215m                24c
BLUE COURSE                               
7.6                200                 22  
GREEN COURSE                             
6.2                180                 20 
RED COURSE                                  
5.4                 150                15  
ORANGE COURSE                          
4.8                 075                17    
YELLOW COURSE                           
3.8                050                13   

Monday, November 27, 2017

BALLYANNON WOOD & BEALICK PARK

Sunday 3rd December 2017 

BALLYANNON WOOD & BEALICK PARK,
Dwyer Road, Midleton (side road from Midleton Park Hotel)
National Grid Reference W 875 728
Groups of 5 or more people to order their maps per Course at least 3 days in advance
Cork County League & Family Day
Start Times from 10.30 am to 1 pm
Courses Close at 2 pm

BROWN COURSE                          
8.8 km          160m                21c
BLUE COURSE                              
7.4               150                 19
GREEN COURSE                            
6.4                100                 17
RED COURSE                                
4.7                 080                13
ORANGE COURSE                        
4.5                 060                12  
YELLOW COURSE                          
3.6                040                09  

Monday, November 20, 2017

BLARNEY CASTLE GROUNDS & BLARNEY LAKE

Sunday 26th November 2017 

BLARNEY CASTLE GROUNDS & BLARNEY LAKE, Blarney Village

National Grid Reference W 610 754
Park on road opposite National school (between GAA field and Blarney Castle car park)
Groups of 5 or more people to order their maps per Course at least 3 days in advance
Cork County League & Family Day
Start Times from 10.30 am to 1 pm
Courses Close at 2 pm

BROWN COURSE                        
9.4 km          120m               24c
BLUE COURSE                              
8.0                100                 24
GREEN COURSE                          
7.5                080                 21
RED COURSE                                
6.3                 060                17
ORANGE COURSE                        
5.4                 050                12  
YELLOW COURSE                        
4.6                040                11

Monday, November 6, 2017

SPIKE ISLAND

Sunday 12th November 2017 

SPIKE ISLAND, Cork Harbour
Ferry for orienteering people only departs from Kennedy Pier at 11 am SHARP (be there well in advance)
Café on the island will be open

National Grid Reference W 800 650
Free car parking in Cobh Town on Sundays.
Groups of 5 or more people to order their maps per Course at least 3 days in advance
Cork County League & Family Day
Start Times from 10.30 am to 1 pm
Courses Close at 2 pm

BROWN COURSE                          
8.1 km          120 mtr           24 c
BLUE COURSE                              
6.9                110                 22
GREEN COURSE                            
5.1                090                 21
RED COURSE                                
4.6                 075                21
ORANGE COURSE                        
3.5                 030                18  
YELLOW COURSE                          
2.6                020                16  

Friday, November 3, 2017

BALLYMALOE COOKERY SCHOOL

Sunday 5th November 2017

BALLYMALOE COOKERY SCHOOL, Gardens, Estate, & Celtic Maze, Shanagary Village
National Grid Reference W 976 673
Cork County League & Family Day
Start Times from 10.30 am to 1 pm

Café will be open for us from midday to 2.30 pm
The shop will also be open for sales of Ballymaloe quality food products

Groups of 5 or more people to order their maps at least 3 days in advance
Courses Close at 2 pm

BROWN COURSE                        
6.7 km          000                 27
BLUE COURSE                              
5.2                000                 24
GREEN COURSE                          
4.4                000                 24
RED COURSE                                
3.3                 000                24
ORANGE COURSE                        
2.7                 000                18  
YELLOW COURSE                        
2.1                 000                16

Monday, October 23, 2017

Sun 29th and Mon 30th October

(1) Sunday 29th October 2017 

GLENABO WOOD (South), Duntahane Road, Fermoy
National Grid Reference W 796 974
Park on the main road, outside Cluain Ard or Forest Glen housing estates
Cork Autumn League & Family Day 
Start Times from 10.30 am to 1 pm
Courses Close at 2 pm

BROWN COURSE                           
5.8 km          150                 18
BLUE COURSE                                
5.3                150                 17   
GREEN COURSE                             
5.0                135                 16 
RED COURSE                                  
4.4                 140                12 
ORANGE COURSE                          
2.5                 070                11    
YELLOW COURSE                           
2.2                045                08   

(2) Monday 30th October 2017 

RATHBARRY / CASTLEFREKE WOOD & LONG STRAND SAND HILLS, Clonakilty
National Grid Reference W 325 358 (Forest car park) 
Cork Autumn League & Family Day 
Start Times from 10.30 am to 1 pm
Courses Close at 2 pm

BROWN COURSE                          
 9.6 km          000                 28
BLUE COURSE                                
6.8                000                 24   
GREEN COURSE                             
4.7                000                 21 
RED COURSE                                  
2.8                 000                13 
ORANGE COURSE                          
2.5                 000                23    
YELLOW COURSE                           
2.0                000                16   

Thursday, October 19, 2017

CURRAGH WOOD Event (Fota Event Cancelled!)

The Orienteering event for Sunday 22nd October 2017 has been changed from FOTA ISLAND RESORT to CURRAGH WOOD, on Midleton / Lisgoold road

Storm Ophelia has done a lot of damage to the orienteering areas at Fota Island Resort and for health & safety reasons it is best not to use it this Sunday (there are lots of large trees down, branches down, live electric wires down on a 300 m track that is used by all courses, etc. The area is in a mess).

The gate going into Fota Wildlife Park is closed, so more problems there.

Curragh Wood is not too bad and so we have switched to Curragh Wood for next Sunday, please inform anyone that you know of that might have been planning on going to Fota Island Resort on Sunday.

Monday, October 9, 2017

TRABOLGAN & KILCORAN WOOD (East)

(1) Wednesday 11th October 2017

TRABOLGAN HOLIDAY ESTATE, Whitegate
National Grid Reference W 838 618
Start Times from 9.30 am to 11 am
Courses Close at 1 pm
LONG COURSE                          
MEDIUM COURSE                              
SHORT COURSE                          
ENTRY FEES

(2) Sunday 15th October 2017

KILCORAN WOOD (EAST), on old Mitchelstown / Cahir road
National Grid Reference R 982 214
Cork Autumn League & Family Day
Start Times from 10.30 am to 1 pm
Courses Close at 2 pm

BROWN COURSE                          
8.8 km          295mtr          14c
BLUE COURSE                              
6.1               190                 12
GREEN COURSE                            
5.0                160                 11
RED COURSE                                
4.3                115                 10
ORANGE COURSE                        
3.6                 165                12  
YELLOW COURSE                          
1.9                 110                08  

Monday, October 2, 2017

CARRIGFADDA

Sunday 8th October 2017 

CARRIGFADDA,  Reenascreena, off Clonakilty / Dunmanway road
Coillte Forest Recreation Area
National Grid Reference W 253 423
Parking & Registration in Carrigfadda Church car park
Forest & newly planted moorland, 2.5 m contours from a LIDAR plot
Cork Autumn League & Family Day 
Start Times from 10.30 am to 1 pm
Courses Close at 2 pm

BROWN COURSE                           
5.1 km          200m              20controls
BLUE COURSE                                
4.1                150                 19  
GREEN COURSE                             
3.1                150                 12 
RED COURSE                                  
2.3                 100                10  
ORANGE COURSE                          
2.2                 075                17    
YELLOW COURSE                           
2.0                050                12  

Monday, September 25, 2017

ROSTELLAN & CURRAGH WOOD

(1) Saturday 30th September 2017 EXTRA EVENT

ROSTELLAN WOOD, off Midleton / Whitegate road
Park in Aghada GAA car park
National Grid Reference W 523 469
Fundraising day for the new Bláth na hÓige building for Scoil Iosagain in Aghada
Please support this worthy cause
Start Times from 10.30 am to 1 pm
Courses Close at 2 pm

BASIC FAMILY / BEGINNERS COURSE        
3.2 km          30 m         12 c 
INTERMEDIATE COURSE                               
4.5                45             14    

(2) Sunday 1st October 2017 

CURRAGH WOOD, on Midleton / Lisgoold road
Coillte Forest Recreation Area
National Grid Reference W 859 765
Cork Autumn League & Family Day 
Start Times from 10.30 am to 1 pm
Courses Close at 2 pm

BROWN COURSE                           
6.8 km          400 m              17 c
BLUE COURSE                               
5.5                 350                 17   
GREEN COURSE                             
5.2                275                 13 
RED COURSE                                  
4.4                 225                09  
ORANGE COURSE                          
4.8                 180                13    
YELLOW COURSE                           
3.0                135                10   

Monday, September 18, 2017

KILBRITTAIN WOOD

Sunday 24th September 2017 

KILBRITTAIN WOOD, Kilbrittain Village
Coillte Forest Recreation Area
National Grid Reference W 523 469
Park in Kilbrittain Community Grounds
Cork Autumn League & Family Day 
Start Times from 10.30 am to 1 pm
Courses Close at 2 pm

BROWN COURSE                           
7.0 km          250                 25 (second map)
BLUE COURSE                               
5.1                 200                 20    
GREEN COURSE                             
4.2                150                 17 
RED COURSE                                  
3.0                 100                13  
ORANGE COURSE                          
2.7                 080                13    
YELLOW COURSE                          
 2.4                060                10  

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Sunday 27th Aug and 3rd Sept

(1) Sunday 27th August 2017 

BALLINCOLLIG REGIONAL PARK (Centre part)
Allotments car park in Innishmore Estate, near new RC Church

National Grid Reference W 584710
Cork Mid-Summer League (Round 9) & Family Day
Start Times from 10.30 am to 1 pm
Courses Close at 2 pm

(km / climb / controls)
BLUE COURSE                                   

7.5                  020                 19
GREEN COURSE                               

5.8                  015                 18    
RED COURSE                                     

4.7                  015                 15   
ORANGE COURSE                             

3.1                  010                 09 

(2) Sunday 3rd September 2017 


THE GEARAGH National Nature Reserve, Macroom (on road to Inchigeelagh)
National Grid Reference W 329 713
Family Day
Start Times from 10.30 am to 1 pm
Courses Close at 2 pm

(km / climb / controls)
LONG COURSE                                   

9.5 km            25                 23
MEDIUM COURSE                               

5.7                  15                 18    
SHORT COURSE                                 

3.7                  01                 15  

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

LYRADANE WOOD

Sunday 20th August 2017

LYRADANE WOOD, Grenagh

(Not Anne's Grove due to Health & Safety issues by OPW)
National Grid Reference W 553 864
Cork Mid-Summer League (Round 8) & Family Day
Start Times from 10.30 am to 1 pm
Courses Close at 2 pm


(km / climb / controls)
BLUE COURSE                                   
5.6                  125                 16
GREEN COURSE                               

4.8                  100                 13    
RED COURSE                                     

4.4                  075                 11   
ORANGE COURSE                             

4.7                  075                 08 

Monday, August 7, 2017

WHIDDY ISLAND

Sunday 13th August 2017 

WHIDDY ISLAND, Bantry Bay (high tide will be at 9.18 am that day). National Grid Reference V 972498
Car pooling at 9.30 am & 10.30 am from Melbourn Business Park, near Texaco Garage on the Model Farm Road
Ferry (Ocean Star 3, owned by Tim O'Leary) from the Old Railway Pier in Bantry Town from 11 am onwards. Ferry takes 12 minutes to cross and can accommodate 36 people.
Registration/starts in tent at back of the Bank House Pub & Restaurant on the quay.
Pub food available all day
Cork Mid-Summer League (Round 7) & Family Day
Start Times from 11.30 am to 3 pm
Courses Close at 4 pm

(km / climb / controls)
BLUE COURSE                                  

11.5                 110                 32
GREEN COURSE                               
8.9                  090                 29    
RED COURSE                                     
7.5                  060                 23   
ORANGE COURSE                             
5.4                  040                 12  

Monday, July 31, 2017

BALLINSPITTLE WOOD

Sunday 6th August 2017

BALLINSPITTLE WOOD, Ballinspittle Village
National Grid Reference W 578 445
Park outside Ballinspittle NS or in Courcey's GAA car parks

Cork Mid-Summer League (Round 6) & Family Day
Start Times from 10.30 am to 1 pm
Courses Close at 2 pm

(km / climb / controls)     
BLUE COURSE                                   

7.3                  190                 19
GREEN COURSE                               

5.7                  160                 16    
RED COURSE                                     

4.8                  125                 13   
ORANGE COURSE                             

4.1                  100                 13  

Sunday, July 23, 2017

STRAWHALL WOOD

Sunday 30th July 2017 

New area!
 
STRAWHALL WOOD, just south of Fermoy Town, on Strawhall / Castlelyons road
National Grid Reference W 825 969 
Cork Mid-Summer League (Round 5) & Family Day
Start Times from 10.30 am to 1 pm
Courses Close at 2 pm

(km / climb / controls)
BLUE COURSE                                   
7.7                  235                 28 (Second map)
GREEN COURSE                               

5.2                  150                 22
RED COURSE                                     

3.9                  100                 19
ORANGE COURSE                             

3.9                  090                 15

Sunday, July 16, 2017

CORRINHILL WOOD

Sunday 23rd July 2017

CORRINHILL WOOD, near Fermoy Golf Course
National Grid Reference W 802 954  
Cork Mid-Summer League (Round 4) & Family Day
Start Times from 10.30 am to 1 pm
Courses Close at 2 pm

(km / climb / controls)
BLUE COURSE                                   
5.0                  210                 14
GREEN COURSE                               
4.6                  175                 10    
RED COURSE                                     
3.5                  155                 08   
ORANGE COURSE                             
2.3                  075                 07

Monday, July 10, 2017

DROMKEEN WOOD

Sunday 16th July 2017

DROMKEEN WOOD, Innishannon Bridge
Park in Valley Rovers GAA car park or outside adjacent Community Hall in Innishannon Village & walk across the bridge to Registration / Starts.
National Grid Reference W 540 569
Cork Mid-Summer League (Round 3) & Family Day
Start Times from 10.30 am to 1 pm
Courses Close at 2 pm

BLUE COURSE                                   
4.8km               250m             27 controls (Second map)
GREEN COURSE                               

3.4                  175                 19    
RED COURSE                                     

3.0                  100                 18   
ORANGE COURSE                             

3.1                  065                   14  

Monday, July 3, 2017

COOLROE WOOD

Sunday 9th July 2017

COOLROE WOOD, west of Glenabo Wood, Fermoy
New Area National Grid Reference W 769 964
(south of the River Blackwater and just off the Fermoy / Ballyhooly road on the way to Knockannig Reservoir) ... just west of Glenabo Wood - Limited parking near starts area
Cork Mid-Summer League (Round 2) & Family Day
Start Times from 10.30 am to 1 pm
Courses Close at 2 pm

BLUE COURSE                                   
5.0km              150climb       22controls
GREEN COURSE                               
4.2                  140                 21    
RED COURSE                                     
3.4                  100                 16   
ORANGE COURSE                             
2.4                  050                 15  

Thursday, June 29, 2017

GOUGANE BARRA FOREST PARK

Sunday 2nd July 2017

GOUGANE BARRA FOREST PARK

National Grid Reference W 082 650
Parking & Starts just outside the pay barrier 

Cork Mid-Summer League (Round 1) & Family Day 
Start Times from 10.30 am to 1 pm
Courses Close at 2 pm

BROWN COURSE                               
8.0 km           200 m             17 c       
BLUE COURSE                                   
6.0                  165                 17n
GREEN COURSE                                
6.7                  180                 15    
RED COURSE                                     
5.5                  100                 15   
ORANGE COURSE                             
3.2                  030                 16 
YELLOW COURSE                              
1.8                  020                 09