The 2017 Irish Orienteering Championships will take place on the May bank holiday weekend near Oughterard, Co. Galway.
Dates: Saturday 29th April – Monday 1st May 2017
Day 1 Sat 29th April Starts 1600hrs – 1800hrs Middle Distance Event – Leim Oirthear
Day 2 Sun 30th April Starts 1100hrs – 1400hrs Long Distance Event – Sruth an Iolra and Log an Chaortain
Day 3 Mon 1st May Mass Starts from 1000hrs Team Relay Event – Doire Iochtair
Food & Entertainment
It is planned to have a table quiz on Saturday evening. A meal is being organised on Sunday by IOA, followed by the IOA AGM and prize giving. Please note, you must pre-book the meal. Further details on the Social Events page.
Mainly open undulating moorland, with intricate contour detail and few tracks and paths. There will be a small amount of forest on the Relay. Ground cover varies from bare rock to low heather. Runnability is generally good. Most of the re-entrants contain marsh with some uncrossable. Not all rock features are mapped; the black line symbol without tags will be used for most crags. All rough open land is shown as 20% yellow to aid legibility.
Scale 15,000, 1:10,000 with 5 Metre Contours.
Surveyed 2012 by Pat Healy, Curragh Naas Orienteering Club (CNOC) and Padraig Higgins, Midland Navigators (MNAV) Updated 2017
Different map scales will be used for the various age groups – see Courses/Classes for each race.
Enter online at Fabian4. Final closing date for individual races is Sun 9th April 2017.
Individual Fees: Adults €20, Juniors (M/W 18-), Students €10, M/W65+ €10.00, Family €50
Enter online at Fabian4. Final closing date for relay race is Wed 12th April 2017.
Relay Categories: Men’s Open, Women’s Open, Handicap 6, Handicap 12, Handicap 18, Junior 36, Junior 48
Relay Fees: Senior Teams €42.00, Junior Teams €21.00