Welcome to Cork Orienteering Club

If you are looking for a healthy, fun outdoor activity then why not try orienteering. Cork Orienteering Club organises and promotes the sport of orienteering in the Cork area, both City and County.

Our events cater for all ages and fitness levels, it does not matter how young, old or fit you are, as you can run, walk or jog the course and progress at your own pace. We are always delighted to welcome beginners and families to our events, and we will have someone on hand at each event to show you the ropes.

Our aim is to promote orienteering as an outdoor sport that is enjoyed by families, hikers, bikers, social walkers, social runners, serious runners, adventure racers and anyone who loves the outdoors. Orienteering – The adventure sport for all.


  • Munster League #6: Toureen, Tipperary Sunday October 8th Event Info The 6th event in the 2017 Munster League will take place on Sunday October 8th at Toureen, Co. Tipperary.Toureen Wood is located on the Northern slopes of the Galtees. This is a mature coniferous forest with good visibility and is free of brambles except for parts where long grass and stones will impede running. The forest has a good road track network with steep sided ravines and dry gulleys which run down the slopes which are characteristic of Galtee maps and an abundance of point features. Recent map updates reflect recent felling and additional extraction rides.With six courses on offer, there is something to suit everyone, including beginners and those returning to the sport. Come along for ...
    Posted 4 Oct 2017, 16:23 by Elaine Sheridan
  • Winter Strength and Conditioning Class Last winter CorkO organised a successful Strength and Conditioning class throughout the winter. 16 of us did a weekly session improving our flexibility and balance. The training is specially geared to running helping to avoid injuries and improve your strength and stride.This winter we'll again be doing a class with a professional trainer in Fitnessworx gym on the Tramore RoadWhen:- 8pm on Monday eveningsStart-date:- Monday 25th SeptemberDuration:- 12 weeksCost:- CorkO members €60 non-members €70All fitness levels welcome, everyone can do the exercises at their own pace.Non-CorkO members welcome.We have limited places so email Danny NOW at dannyohare (at) gmail (dot) com to reserve a place.
    Posted 23 Sep 2017, 04:02 by Elaine Sheridan
  • Autumn League #5: Cork Showgrounds, Curraheen September 19th Results and Report Another successful Autumn League drew to a close on Tuesday night at the Cork Showgrounds in Curraheen. We were delighted to conclude the league at a brand new orienteering destination. The Cork Showgrounds area was recently mapped by Liam O'Brien for the Cork School Orienteering Association. The students had been testing out the terrain during the day and on Tuesday evening it was our turn to experience this new map.Many competitors arriving at the event remarked how they'd never orienteered in fields before. The Cork Showgrounds area is very open and is comprised of several large fields divided by roads, hedges, earth banks and a river so it is quite different to our regular forested areas. The ...
    Posted 22 Sep 2017, 01:52 by Elaine Sheridan
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