Summer League #1: Fota House and Gardens TUESDAY MAY 14TH Event Info

Post date: May 10, 2019 12:19:33 AM

I hope you are all as excited about the start of the 2019 Summer League as we are. This year's league will kick off next TUESDAY MAY 14TH 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 Summer 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.



Short Course is buggy friendly.

Control descriptions will be printed on map.

Long course- 1:5000 scale, 4.2km, 18 controls

Short course- 1:4000 scale, 2.4km, 14 controls

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



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 - 7.00pm. 



Our Summer League prices increase slightly this year and are as follows:

Adult: EUR 6

Junior/Student/OAP: EUR 4

Family: EUR 15

SI Card Hire: EUR 2

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. 

So why not encourage your family, friends or colleagues to take part and enjoy a fun evening in the outdoors. Beginners and families are always welcome, and we will have experienced club members on hand to explain things on the night and help get you started in the right direction.

Hope you can join us at Fota.