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Autumn League #4: Fota House and Gardens TUESDAY SEPTEMBER 16TH Event Info

posted 14 Sep 2014, 05:34 by Elaine Sheridan
The final event in the Cork Orienteering Club Autumn League will take place on Tuesday September 16th at Fota House and Gardens.


This beautiful parkland terrain provides an ideal location to conclude our Autumn League. Fota's arboretum and gardens are internationally recognised and have the finest collections of rare and tender trees and shrubs grown outdoors in Ireland and Britain and I'm sure their autumnal colours will provide a stunning backdrop for Tuesday's orienteering event.

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COURSE INFO
Advanced 4km, 20 controls
Explorer 2.3km, 12 controls (Buggy Friendly)

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DIRECTIONS FROM CORK CITY
Fota is one of the only orienteering events in the country that you can get to directly by train! Timetables on www.irishrail.ie

If travelling by car from Cork city take the N25 East and take the exit for Cobh. The entrance to the House and Gardens will be on your right as you travel along the R624. Take care with the bends on the road.

Further directions and area trivia are available here:
http://www.corko.net/calendar/fota-island

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START TIMES
Start anytime between 5:15pm to 6:30pm. 

Note as the evening are gradually closing in 6:30pm will be the last start and control collection will commence at 7:30pm

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PARKING
There is ample parking in the car parks on the grounds but bear in mind that there is a 3 euro charge to exit the car park, so remember to bring your 1 and 2 euro coins. Car pool if you can. 

Volunteers are always appreciated at our events. Please contact info (at) cork (dot) net if you can help out.

If you are one of the fourteen Summer League Finishers who hasn't collected your league finisher t-shirt, you can collect it at this event.

Hope to see you there!

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