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.


  • Galty Castle Wood Sunday November 28th Event Info Hard to believe it but our first event of 2021 will take place on Sunday November 28th at Galty Castle Wood, Limerick.Galty Castle is located on the southern slopes of the Galty Mountains. The area was once the site of Galty Castle and was built in 1740. The Castle was demolished around 1940 and the stone was then used to build the local church in Glanworth. All that remains as evidence of the estate are some red sandstone stables, an outline of the tennis courts and stone alcove referred to locally as ‘Kingston’s Chair’. The terrain is mixed forestry with a good road/track network.Course Info**************Long 7.5km (challenging)Medium 3.8kmShort 2.4kmStart ...
    Posted 10 Nov 2021, 13:49 by Elaine Sheridan
  • Munster Championships 2021 The 2021 Munster Orienteering Championships, hosted by Bishopstown Orienteering Club, are taking place in a number of woods near Fermoy, Co. Cork this Sunday Nov 7th, 2021.The competition area consists of 3 separate woods - Glenabo, Coolroe and Knockananig and is sure to provide a great challenge to all on the day.Lots of CorkO members will be donning the club colours this Sunday as they embark on some eagerly awaited competitive action.Best of luck to all our members competing in the 2021 Munster Championship. We hope you enjoy the terrain and the challenge ahead.
    Posted 6 Nov 2021, 17:40 by Elaine Sheridan
  • Controller Workshop The IOA has linked up with NIOA to deliver a Controller Workshop suitable for all orienteers.To find out what the controller does for you and how understanding the controller role can help you in your future events then sign up for this free on-line workshop series.The three sessions in the Controller Workshop series take place on:Tuesday November 9th 8pmTuesday November 16th 8pmTuesday November 23rd 8pmTo register and obtain the link, e-mail Mark atmarkstephens@orienteering.ie
    Posted 4 Nov 2021, 16:47 by Elaine Sheridan
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