Summer League #4: Regional Park Ballincollig TUESDAY JUNE 2ND Event Info

Post date: May 29, 2015 10:32:25 AM

The fourth event in the Cork Orienteering Club Summer League will take place on Tuesday June 2nd at the Regional Park Ballincollig. Please note this event will start from the MIDDLE CAR PARK rather than the western end.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 by the limited number of crossing points along the canals and millraces which run throughout the park.----------------------


Long 18: controls 5.0km, 0m climb

Short 9: controls 2.5km, 0m climb

Paper punching will be used, controls will not be numbered. (some controls are on both courses - so numbering would cause confusion). (We will use SI timing for start and finish only if it is available.)

The short is buggy friendly, though there are sections where the control kite is 60m off the path across some grass.

The canal in the park must be crossed USING THE 4 BRIDGES ONLY.

There will be NO CONTROLS INSIDE any ruin or building.

Map scale: 1:7500



Competitors can start any time between 5:30pm and 7pm

Controls will be collected from 8pm.



The event will start from the MIDDLE CAR PARK of Ballincollig Regional Park, behind the church in Innishmore, 10km west of Cork city.

From Cork city follow the N22 road to Ballincollig. Continue West on the main street of Ballincollig until you have passed the main shopping district. Directions to the event will be signposted from the traffic light junction on the main street in the middle of the town just after Tesco.

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

Parking is limited and is used by the Allotments, so please car pool, use public transport or cycle if possible. Excess parking may be available on the public road in front of the church.


Hope to see you there and remember the start will be at the MIDDLE CAR PARK.