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Irish Orienteering Championships

Competition nameIrish Orienteering Championships
Start date20230428
End date20230501
CountryIreland
Race typeNational
Nearest place or cityLaragh, Co. Wicklow
Club/organizerCurragh-Naas Orienteering Club (CNOC)
Region of countryEurope
Number of competition days4
Expected number of runners500
WRE event?No
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Latest entry date11/04/2023
Event descriptionThe Irish Orienteering Championships is held annually over the May Bank Holiday Weekend, and offers four days of competition - containing sprint, middle distance, long distance and relay events. The venues this year are based in the Wicklow mountains, and promise four days of exciting racing. This years event also forms part of a double-header, with the British Orienteering Federation Sprint and Middle distance championships being held in Northern Ireland on the following weekend.
Terrain descriptionWicklow maps are a mixture of open hillside with varying degrees of runnability, coniferous forest plantations and native deciduous woodlands.
Holiday activities,nature,hiking etc.Wicklow is a touristic area - there are numerous opportunities for hillwalking, kayaking or mountain biking. Glendalough is adjacent to the event centre, one of Europe's oldest monastic sites. Dublin city is a short drive away, as are many of the smaller towns along the east coast.
Street address of navigation pointLynams Hotel, Laragh, Co. Wicklow
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