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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Submitted by dave weston - 23 Sep 2015

Setanta Orienteers are hosting a Leinster League event on Sunday 27th September at Mullaghmeen, County Westmeath. Mullaghmeen is a beautiful area of mature beech forest with some areas of undulating contours and a good road and path network. The event will be sign posted from Castlepollard and the grid reference for the forest entrance is N 481 775. A full range of colour coded courses are on offer, so the event is suitable for the elite athlete and child novice alike.

Submitted by dave weston - 18 Aug 2015

The Setanta Club Championships are back in Oakwood for the second year running this coming Saturday, 22nd August. Start times are between 3 and 4pm. There will be two courses on offer, the long is about 3km and technical, and the short course is just over 1km and suitable for all. Organiser and planner Rachel Cinnsealach has devised a handicap strategy that ensures that anyone can be the winner. It should be great fun. The event is followed by a monster barbeque and the presentation of our new club championship trophy. The event and bbq is free for all club members.

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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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