Kerry Orienteers, or KerryO, is the local orienteering club covering County Kerry in the Southwest of Ireland. It was established in 1982 (the first Kerry orienteering map was for Cappanalea, which was surveyed and completed in 1981). The Club is affiliated to the Orienteering Ireland (OI), the governing body for the sport in the country.
KerryO hold about ten or twelve events each year. The main season runs during the Autumn and Spring seasons. Local KerryO event usually take place on Sundays every three to four weeks apart. There is always the option to travel to neighbouring county events on the intervening weekends.
The Club maps are spread around Kerry, but a large number of them are in and around the Killarney region. Which is not surprising really since it’s home to the highest mountains in Ireland and much of the country’s native woodland too. The natural environment makes for great orienteering conditions, as well as the spectacular scenery! The sea and Wild Atlantic coastal dunes areas features prominently too, with a number of maps on sand dune systems adjoining excellent beaches such as Inch, Rossbeigh & Banna. There really is plenty of variety for orienteering in Kerry.