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.


  • Blackrock Urban-O, Cork City, SUNDAY January 30th Event Info Cork Orienteering Club invite you to join us on SUNDAY JANUARY 30TH at our Blackrock Urban Orienteering Race. The event will start in Beaumont Park.So be sure to add this date to your orienteering diaries.In a change from our usual events which typically take place in forests, parks or on open mountain terrain, at this event competitors will be navigating their way around the streets, parks and estates in the Blackrock area of Cork City. There will be courses to suit all levels of orienteering experience as well as all ages and fitness levels.Urban orienteering has its own set of unique challenges for orienteers to master. In particular the map will have a few different features to ...
    Posted 23 Jan 2022, 14:50 by Elaine Sheridan
  • Christmas Fun Event, Currabinny Wood Monday December 27th Our Christmas Orienteering event will take place on Monday 27TH December at Currabinny Woods.The event will be "score" format - where competitors will have to punch as many controls as possible within the time limit.There will be 16 controls located in and around Currabinny and competitors will have 40 minutes to visit as many of these as they can. There will additionally be some bonus controls. (details available on the day!). Regular controls will have 10 points and bonus controls will have 20 points.There will be a 5 points bonus for each minute under the 40 minutes provided you have got all of the controls. A penalty of 10 points will apply for every minute over the 40 ...
    Posted 22 Dec 2021, 15:57 by Elaine Sheridan
  • 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
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