Autumn League #1: Fota House and Gardens Tuesday August 30th Event Info

Post date: Aug 28, 2022 6:50:31 PM

The first event in the CorkO Autumn League will take place on Tuesday August 30th at Fota House and Gardens

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 colours will provide a stunning backdrop for Tuesday's orienteering event.

This beautiful parkland terrain provides an ideal location to commence our Autumn League. With a good network of paths the area is very buggy friendly. This location always proves popular with families and is a delightful area for beginners and those new to the sport to embark on some orienteering adventures. The Sprint-O nature of the landscape will also provide several challenges for our experienced orienteers and the fast pace will mean that every second really will count.



The flat parkland terrain at Fota means the climb is negligible on both courses.

Controlled collected at 7:30pm



Fota is one of the only orienteering events in the country that you can get to directly by train! Timetables on

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:



Registration will be in near car park to vehicle entrance.and you can start anytime from 5.30pm - 6:45pm. 



Entry fees are €5 Juniors/Students/Seniors, €7 Adult and €15 Family.

Participants can entry online here:

The online entry will close 9pm on Sunday August 28th

Why not take the hassle out of registration on the day and enter online entry in advance.

If you are bringing your car, bear in mind that there is a €3 charge to exit the car park, so remember to bring your €1 and €2 coins as these are all that are accepted. Car pool if you can.



The 2022 Summer League Prizegiving will take place at 7:10pm at this event.

Prizes will be awarded to the top three finishers in the Mens/Ladies categories on the Long Course and the top three finishers on the Short course. All Short course league finishers will receive medals.

Hope you can join us at Fota.