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Summer League #3: Doneraile Park TUESDAY MAY 26TH Event Info

posted 22 May 2015, 01:29 by Elaine Sheridan
The 3rd event in the CorkO Summer League will take place in Doneraile Park, next Tuesday May 26th.

The planners have informed us that the Park is looking splendid among the 'darling buds of May'. The smell of wild garlic, the enchanting drifts of bluebells and the secret parterre garden all await the lucky orienteers who choose to travel the comfortable 45 minute drive from Cork City. They won't be disappointed !!!

So we hope you will come along and take advantage of the opportunity to experience this magnificent setting and sample the wonderful parkland terrain. It is sure to be a fun evening and with numerous picnic tables and a large children's playground it caters well for families and offers plenty of post run entertainment.

The Long Course: 5km, 24 controls
The Short Course: 2.5km, 13 controls

After last week many will be glad to hear that there is no appreciable climb on either course.

Start anytime from 5:30pm to 7pm.

As money cannot be collected inside the Park (OPW directive), registration will take place outside the park near the entrance. Park your car as usual in the car park and stroll back out to pay. Start, Finish and Download will all be located inside the park near the main car park.


Please note the car park closes at 8.00pm sharp. For those who may start at the later time, ie close to 7.00pm, you should consider parking (legally!) outside the park gates and then you can use the pedestrian exit later.

Doneraile Park is a short 45 minute drive from Blackpool. Travel north to Malllow and on to NewtwopotHouse, on the main Cork - Limerick Road and turn right. Doneraile is located on the R581 regional road 8 km east of the N20. It is about 12 km north of Mallow town. Doneraile Park is situated on the Northern edge of Doneraile town. Drive straight through the pretty Georgian village, across the Awbeg river, a branch of the Blackwater and the Park entrance is located on your right (opposite the entrance to the local Golf Club and Nagle/Rice secondary school).

Follow the link below for a map and other park info:

If anyone is planning on bringing a large group, please let us know in advance to facilitate printing of maps. You can contact us at

Looking forward to seeing you on Tuesday.

Jim Callanan & Denis Power.