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 World Orienteering Championships, Inverness, Scotland The world championships in Orienteering (WOC) took place in Inverness, Scotland from 31st July to the 8th August (http://www.woc2015.org/). There has been big efforts to make orienteering more visible - ultimately the International Orienteering Federation has its eye on the Olympics - and this year was held in parallel with the scottish 6 days competition and with its 6,000 participants meant that there were plenty of supporters at the events. Ireland sent a full squad which included 4 Cork O members - Darren Burke, Marcus Pinker, Toni O'Donovan and Niamh Corbett. There are 5 different disciplines where medals can be won. These are: Individual Sprint (12 mins) Mixed relay Sprint (2 men and 2 women) Middle distance (35 ...
    Posted 31 Aug 2015, 06:02 by Elaine Sheridan
  • Autumn League #2: Regional Park Ballincollig TUESDAY SEPTEMBER 1ST Event Info The second event in the Cork Orienteering Club Autumn League will take place on Tuesday September 1st at the Regional Park Ballincollig. Please note this event will start from the WESTERN CAR PARK.The park extends along the south bank of the river Lee and the terrain is mixed parkland, with fast grass and path sections, some forest run and some undergrowth. The land was originally part of the Ballincollig Gunpowder Mills and the eastern end of the park is where the many ruins of the old Gunpowder Factory are still visible. Interesting route choice is provided by the limited number of crossing points along the canals and millraces which run throughout the park.----------------------COURSE INFO:Long 12 controls, 4 ...
    Posted 28 Aug 2015, 02:22 by Elaine Sheridan
  • Off The Paths Training Day - Walshtown Wood SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 12TH Off the Paths Training Walshtown, Dungourney Saturday 12th SeptemberThe target audience for this event is people who have attended a few Summer Orienteering events and New people who are interested in learning more about the sport of orienteering are especially welcome.You don't have to be a CorkO member to attend.We plan to have groups for adult beginners and groups for families.******** Families and Children are especially welcome.****************Tea and coffee will be provided in what is a very sociable day out.Cost is €5 per adult and €3 per child (covering Tea/Coffee, maps etc) discounts are available for members & familiesPlan for the day is:10.00             :- Meet for tea coffee and briefing10:30 ...
    Posted 27 Aug 2015, 14:35 by Elaine Sheridan
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