Welcome to Setanta Orienteers

FacebookSetanta Orienteers is an active open orienteering club, affiliated to the Irish Orienteering Association. The Club has members located throughout the Dublin Region, County Wicklow, Leinster and further afield. We also have Permanent Orienteering Course's at Hellfire Wood and Massy's Estate.

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Latest News

Submitted by Angus - 14 Apr 2015

Zoë and Angus Tyner were both medal winners at this years Jan Kjellström International Festival of Orienteering 2015. Held during Easter, the JK is the UK's premier annual multi-day competition, attracting orienteers from around the world.

The program was similar to the past 10 years or so, with sprint event on Friday, 2 days of long distance with results combined and finishing with relay on monday. More than 80 Irish competitors were among the 3000, one of the largest attendences at a JK.

Submitted by dave weston - 7 Apr 2015

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 Registration is now open for the 18th Setanta Irish Rogaine Championships

Date: 27-28 June

Venue: Wicklow National Park

Details: As per usual, we will be running the 6 hour event on 28th June and the 24 hour event on 27-28th June. See http://www.setantaorienteers.org/rogaine for full details.


Submitted by dave weston - 16 Mar 2015

Setanta Orienteers invite entries for the Leinster Orienteering Championships which are being held on an expanded map of Lough Firrib and Oakwood. Please enter online via Fabian 4 through our dedicated website.


Submitted by kevinoriordan - 11 Mar 2015

 Hi folks,

This Sunday the "Come and try it" event in Hellfire woods will have proceeds going to Our Lady's Hospice in memory of Brian Power who passed away shortly after the Club championships last year.

More event details are at http://www.setantaorienteers.org/event/hellfire-woods-come-and-try-it

We encourage you all to come and take part.

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The Irish Orienteer

The Irish Orienteer is moving ... - 11 Apr 2015
After a few months of inactivity, The Irish Orienteer is moving to a new location here from April 2015. You can still read all the older posts and the archive of printed material from TIO and from the LOC Newsletter which preceded it.
October 2014 - 23 Oct 2014
We've had lots of big events recently, with Home Internationals, Championships at home and abroad and lots more to come. There are also IOA-run courses on "computers in orienteering" in November and a "major events" conference in the New Year. We start this issue with Helen Baxter's report on the Veteran Home International in September in the Forest of Dean (in England although most of us thought we were in Wales ...). The Juniors beat Wales, would the Veteran's follow suit? Some of the 2014 VHI teamAncient Wood, Wine and Wild Boar (or Veteran Home International 2014 Report) This year’s Veteran Home International was held in conjunction with the Caddihoe Chase in the Forest of Dean; a type of terrain that Irish runners rarely get to experience - mature mixed woodland with old mine workings, charcoal burning platforms and plenty of deer and wild boar. The maps had a high proportion of white which resulted in some fast times – (although one or two vets complained that brashings didn’t count as runnable!). The Youth Hostel had hot water which...
The Irish Orienteer September 2014 - 05 Sep 2014
Featuring reports on the Jukola Relay; news from the archives, JWOC Report ... Jukola Relay, Kuopio, Finland:  Land of the Midnight Run Any of you who have heard of the Jukola will know that it is a 7-person overnight relay competition in Finland each June, this year on the 14th/15th.  The race, which starts at about 11 pm, is preceded by the Venla relay, a four-person women's race in the afternoon. This year there were more than 1600 teams in Jukola and more than 1200 teams in the Venla, and the organisers estimated that, with families and spectators, there would be an attendance of about 30,000!Kuopio is an hour's flight or about 6 hours drive north of Helsinki and the competition area was on Finland's biggest inland island. I flew from Dublin to Helsinki via Stockholm, and after a couple of hours, an onward flight to Kuopio, where we arrived at about 1 a.m., and it was still bright enough to see clearly. We picked up the hired cars and drove another hour and a half or so to our home for the weekend, a wooden cottage by a lake in the forest. Arriving at 02.30, it was almost broad daylight again, just time for bed!...
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