Summer League #6: James Fort, Kinsale TUESDAY JULY 5TH Event Info

Post date: Jul 02, 2022 9:46:28 AM

The sixth event in the CorkO Summer League will take place at James Fort, Kinsale on Tuesday July 5th.

This historic fort is a very unique orienteering destination. The area is comprised of open hillside surrounding the pentagonal Fort with its spear shaped earthen Bastions. The earthen moat encircling the Fort can present some navigational challenges while other novel features on the map include the sandy beach and stone tunnels but don’t forget to duck when negotiating the latter. Given the compact nature of this area participants will no doubt cross paths many times over the duration of their course as they traverse the sloping hills around the fort.



Enter on line at:

Entry fees and other information are available on the IOA fixture site. Online entries close at 9pm on Monday 4th. 



To follow



Start anytime from 5:30pm to 6:45pm.



The event will be signposted from the R600, on the road from Kinsale to Ballinspittle. As you leave Kinsale, on the south side of the bridge over the River Bandon, look for an orienteering sign pointing east towards Castlepark peninsula and James' Fort. A location map is available here:



Please note that there is a one-way system in operation on the access road to James' Fort. The road approaching The Dock bar, Dock beach and Castlepark marina will be very busy at this time of the evening. Please respect the other road users, park legally and with consideration. On leaving, follow the upper (left-hand) road away from The Dock Bar.  

Hope you can join us for some fun at the Fort.