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.


  • 2015 JK Report The JK is an annual 4-day orienteering event held over Easter in a different part of the UK. This year’s event was held in the picturesque Lake District in England with over 3,000 participants including ~15 members of Cork O talking part. Day 1, held on Good Friday, was a sprint event held around the University of Lancaster. The campus was swarmed with orienteers crashing into each other. A pond adjacent to the run-in managed to capture a couple of competitors with dodgy cornering ability. Days 2 and 3 were in highly contoured and craggy mixed open/woodland and challenged all. The fantastic weather added to the memorable courses. The incredible Frenchman, Thierry Gueorgiou came, saw ...
    Posted 12 Apr 2015, 13:42 by Elaine Sheridan
  • Local O areas featured on RTÉ's Tracks and Trails RTÉ's TRACKS AND TRAILS visited Doneraile Wildlife Park last week, and also a stretch of the Blackwater Way from Ballyhooly to Fermoy, taking in Glenabo Wood. Both areas will be familiar to local orienteers. The episode has some interesting stories on the history of Doneraile Park (did you know that much of it is man-made?) and a look inside the house.The episode is available to watch back on the RTÉ player (season 5, episode 4), until April 16th.http://www.rte.ie/player/ie/show/10394827/
    Posted 8 Apr 2015, 13:12 by Rob McEvoy
  • Munster League #3: Seefin (The Nagles) Sunday March 22nd Results and Report The third event in the 2015 Munster League took place in Seefin in the The Nagle mountains of North Cork. Almost 60 competitors ventured out on a very foggy Sunday morning but thankfully by the time they arrived at their orienteering destination the fog had lifted to reveal some stunning views across the Nagles. The competitors had six courses to choose from all of which offered their own challenges. The terrain was rough in places and participants had to negotiate their way around numerous felled trees. There was an abundance of earth walls to aid navigation on various legs. As the morning progressed the blue skies appeared and there was definitely a sense of Spring in the air. In the ...
    Posted 24 Mar 2015, 16:58 by Elaine Sheridan
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