Urban Series #1: Youghal Town

Youghal Town, Cork Sunday January 7th Event Info

Given the success of our Urban mini-series last winter we plan to kick off the new year with another great Urban series. This series will take participants to some great Urban locations.

The first event in our Urban series will take place in Youghal Town on Sunday January 7th.

Youghal is one of may heritage town's in Ireland's Ancient East where vibrant history and modern life meet. Located on the estuary of the River Blackwater, the town is a former military and economic centre. Located on the edge of a steep riverbank, the town has a long and narrow layout and one of the best examples of a Norman walled port in Ireland today. As a historic walled seaport town it is sure to provide interesting orienteering routes as you journey through time from our Viking founders down through the various eras that formed Youghal. While sprinting around these scenic streets be sure to take some time to appreciate the numerous historic buildings and monuments within the town's walls.



1.2km straight line, 14 controls

Optimum route choice length: 1.5km. Unfortunately it is not possible to avoid road crossings, however the short course is contained within a housing area with quiet roads. 

Buggy friendly (just some grass near the start/finish)



3.8km straight line, 16 controls

Optimum route choice approx: 5.8km 100m climb.



5km straight line, 23 controls.

8.3km optimum route. Approx 130m climb.


Competitors can start anytime from 10am to 11:30am.


Online entry is now open and orienteers can register at the following link:


We will also be accepting entry on the day.


Start/registration/finish is at the car park of the Youghal Town walls. 

This is on Raheen Road - the house opposite the car park has the eircode P36 X786.

So why not join us on some Urban adventures in 2024!