Orienteering is a competitive international sport that combines running with navigation.
It is a timed race in which individual participants use a specially created, highly detailed, map to select routes and navigate through diverse
terrain and visit control points in sequence. There are twenty-one Irish Orienteering clubs with approximately 1,100 members ranging in age
from nine to ninety. The majority of Orienteering events involve running in forest and open mountain areas, but occasionally we organise Park
Orienteering, Mountain Bike Orienteering (MTBO) and wheelchair accessible (Trail-O) events.
You can also try orienteering at one of the Permanment Orienteering Courses areound the country. Simply download the map with marked controls from the links given here.
Permanent Orienteering Courses in Coillte forests around the country.
Permanent Orienteering courses in Cork are at;
Glen Amenity Park
Murphy's Farm Park
There is also a Permanent Orienteering course at Corkagh Park, Clondalkin, Co. Dublin.
Corkagh Park Courses
Get more details about How to Start Orienteering from our FAQ
Or watch the fun, in the film “An Orienteering Adventure”.
This is the official website of the Irish Orienteering Association (IOA), the national governing body that coordinates the activities of clubs in the Republic of Ireland. The IOA receives funding from the Irish Sports Council to help develop the sport.