Events

At an orienteering event competitors run a course consisting of a series of control flags, marked on their map, which must be visited in a specific order. At each control there is a punch which must be used to mark a control card, or an electronic station to electronically ‘punch’ an electronic control card. Competitors are timed, the winner being the one to have successfully punched all the controls in the correct order in the shortest possible time!

More information on orienteering can be obtained by visiting some of the great websites listed in the ‘LINKS’ section of our website, such as the Irish Orienteering Association (IOA) and International Orienteering Federation (IOF). But the only real way to get a true understanding of orienteering is to come to our next Kerry Orienteers event. All fixtures are listed in the ‘EVENTS’ section of the website where dates and location details are posted. The organisers at every event are more than happy to explain everything that the beginner needs to know an enable them to have a great day out!

SPRING 2020 FIXTURES LIST

Sunday 5th January

  • Urban Sprint, Killarney – “Come and Try It Event”

Sunday 19th January

  • Bluepool, Muckross – “Come and Try It Event”

Sunday 1st March

  • Upper Torc – “Come and Try It Event” – Kingdom League 6

Sunday 22nd March

  • Rossbeigh – “Come and Try It Event” – Munster League 4

Sunday 29th March

  • Urban Sprint – “Come and Try It Event” 

Sunday 19th April

  • Ross Castle & Island – “Come and Try It Event” – Kingdom League 7

Sunday 1st – 4th May

  • Irish Orienteering Championships 2020 – Muckross Hse; Cappanalea; Glenflesk; Knockreer

Sunday 24th May

  • Dinis – Munster League 6

AUTUMN 2020 FIXTURES LIST

Saturday 12th September

  • Urban Sprint, Killarney

Sunday 13th September

  • Ross Castle & Island – Kingdom League 1

Sunday 11th October

  • Dinis, Killarney – Kingdom League 2

Wednesday 28th October

  • Rinn na gCros

Sunday 1st November

  • Upper Torc, – Kingdom League 3

Sunday 29th November

  • Muckross Arboretum, Killarney – Munster League 7

Dates 2018

SEPTEMBER 23: ROSSBEIGH SAND DUNES
OCTOBER 1: KNOCKREER, Killarney
OCTOBER 11: CAPPANALEA, Killorglin
OCTOBER 21: BLUE POOL, Muckross
NOVEMBER 1: RINN NA gCROS, Kenmare
NOVEMBER 18: MUCKROSS ABBEY, Killarney
DECEMBER 9: KILLARNEY URBAN SPRINT EVENT

Dates 2019

JANUARY 27: BLUE POOL, Muckross
FEBRUARY 10: GLANNAGEENTY, Tralee
MARCH 3: UPPER TORC, Killarney
MARCH 31: CAPPANALEA, Killorglin
APRIL 28: ROSS CASTLE & ISLAND, Killarney
MAY 26: ROSSBEIGH SAND DUNES
SEPTEMBER 15: DINIS
OCTOBER 1: MUCKROSS, ABBEY
OCTOBER 9: UPPER TORC
OCTOBER 13: ROSS ISLAND
OCTOBER 30: RINN NA gCROS
NOVEMBER 8:UPPER TORC
NOVEMBER 24: MUCKROSS ABBEY
DECEMBER 8: KILLARNEY, URBAN SPRINT