Southwest League: Orienteering Ballydrehid

SOUTHWEST LEAGUE Orienteering Ballydrehid, Co. Tipperary Sunday March 3rd 

CorkO invite you for join us on Sunday 3rd March for orienteering at Ballydrehid, located at the eastern tip of the Galtees, adjacent to Cahir.

The map covers an extensive area of nice forest and open ground. The area has not been used for over 20 years and has been completely remapped in the last few months, The map is at a scale 1:10,000 with 5m contours from Lidar, thanks to the IOA. The terrain is generally fast with the bracken low and courses will make for interesting route choice decisions.

It will be the first event in the Southwest league and will also feature an Inter Club Challenge between CorkO and KerryO. Your club needs you as we take on the might of The Kingdom!

This event will also be an inter varsity challenge so there will be lots of inter club rivalry and competition on the day.


Course lengths and climb below. Actual distances depend on route chosen.

Brown              9.1km  400m

Blue               6.7km  300m

Green              4.7km  150m

Lt Green           4.0km  110m

Orange             3.4km  60m

Yellow             1.7km  60m


Online entry is now open at the link below:

Please do enter in advance if possible as it will help to ensure sufficient maps are available on the day.


Start times from 10.45am to 12.45pm.


The assembly/registration is located at 'Scarragh woods' on google maps.

The area is reached through Cahir along the M7 motorway (50 mins from Dunkettle and 90 min from the Red Cow roundabouts). The forest is accessible from Cahir Town via the Mountain Road (turn at Aldi) which underpasses the motorway. The area is popular with local walkers and bikers. Please follow parking instructions on the day to make room for all.

Hope you can join us.