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.


  • DIY Orienteering DIY orienteering lets you try out an orienteering event, in your own time, for free! If any of the courses listed below are near you then why not try them out. You can access the map via the links below. Print it out and try to find your way around. How does it work?There are three types of courses:Virtual CoursesThese are generally old events which orienteering clubs have made public. There are no fixed markers. If you think you are in the right location, just move on and look for the next point! These are an excellent way to try out a real orienteering course in your own time, without any pressure.Permanent CoursesThese courses have ...
    Posted 15 Feb 2021, 15:12 by Elaine Sheridan
  • Mapping Workshops for First Time Mappers Hope everyone is keeping well. It has been some time since we've had the opportunity to orienteer but I hope you are all finding new ways to keep active and stay fit.If you've missed the challenge of reading maps then perhaps you might be interested in considering a new map related challenge.If you would like to learn a new skill in 2021 then why not consider mapping!The IOA is pleased to announce a series of introductory mapping workshops aimed at the first-time mappers. Over a progressive series of four workshops participants will be learn to:Complete an urban sprint orienteering map that complies to international standards.Complete an orienteering map of a park / school ...
    Posted 14 Feb 2021, 04:38 by Elaine Sheridan
  • Shandon Urban Orienteering Heritage Route - Competition Calling all creative and artistic orienteers. While many of our usual competitive orienteering events have cancelled or postponed this year here is an orienteering competition with a bit of a difference which is being run by Cork City council.Shandon Urban Orienteering Heritage RouteCork City council have launched a new initiative to cast a close eye on the Shandon area of the city. Part of this initiative is the development of a permanent urban orienteering route in the area. The Shandon Urban Orienteering Heritage Route will wind its way through streets, alleys and parks to spotlight the buildings of this Architectural Conservation Area. CompetitionThe permanent orienteering course will take participants to five 5 checkpoints in the Shandon area ...
    Posted 2 Sept 2020, 13:07 by Elaine Sheridan
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