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.


  • Summer League #7: Corrin Hill Wood, Fermoy TUESDAY JUNE 19TH Event Info The seventh event in the CorkO Summer League will take place at Corrin Hill Wood on Tuesday June 19th.Corrin Hill Wood is well renowned for it's distinctive Cross at the summit and the Stations of Cross which line the road on the way to the top. There is also a large  cairn at the top which was much bigger in antiquity but was much diminished in 1800s by removal of stone to build barony boundary wall. The cairn also contained a cyst burial and incorporates a second world war concrete observation bunker.  This historic hill top also affords fantastic views of the surrounding countryside. So be sure to take the time to appreciate them if your course takes ...
    Posted 15 Jun 2018, 13:02 by Elaine Sheridan
  • Summer League #6: Regional Park Ballincollig Tuesday June 12th Results and Report The Regional Park Ballincollig was the sun-soaked destination for the sixth event in the CorkO summer orienteering league. Tuesday’s event saw a variation from our usual Summer League format with the introduction of a Score race. There were 30 controls positioned throughout the park and competitors had just 45 minutes to locate and punch as many of these controls as possible in any order. With varying points assigned to controls it was all about getting the maximum number of points and finishing within the time allotted as penalties applied for every minute you exceeded the allowed time. To make things even more exciting on the night the start was constrained to two group starts. With over 40 competitors ...
    Posted 14 Jun 2018, 06:18 by Elaine Sheridan
  • Summer League #6: Regional Park Ballincollig TUESDAY JUNE 12TH Event Info The sixth event in the Cork Orienteering Club Summer League will take place on Tuesday June 12th at the Regional Park Ballincollig. Please note this event will start from the MIDDLE CAR PARK and the race format will be different to our other Summer League events so please pay particular attention to the Course information below.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 ...
    Posted 8 Jun 2018, 12:48 by Cork Orienteering
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