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19th Shamrock O-Ringen

Competition name19th Shamrock O-Ringen
Start date20150530
End date20150601
CountryIreland
Race typeInternational
Nearest place or cityGlengarriff, Co. Cork
Club/organizerCork Orienteering Club (CorkO)
Region of countryWest Cork
Number of competition days3
WRE event?No
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Max distance from eventcentre to competitions15km
Latest entry date8th May 2015
Entry fee (Euro)Adult 51, Student 36, Junior 18, M/W65+ 42, Family 135
Event descriptionThis is the 19th Shamrock O-Ringen 3-Day event. Day 1 is middle distance, Day 2 is Classic distance and the third day has the chasing start with the leaders going off first. Approximately 250 competitors, with 50% of those from outside Ireland. Relaxed, friendly atmosphere on good technical terrain and maps.
Terrain descriptionThe terrain contains steep, boggy terraces; exposed, rocky crags; areas of flat blanket bog; marshy re-entrants; areas of complex contours and heather growth; some areas on Day 2 may be in mature natural forest. All areas are within 20 minutes drive from Glengarriff, but you will need to allow more time to get to parking areas etc.
Holiday activities,nature,hiking etc.Glengarriff is famed for its natural beauty. Situated on world-renowned Bantry Bay where the mountains meet the sea, Glengarriff is the gateway to the Beara Peninsula, connecting the towns of Bantry and Kenmare and has also acquired a fine reputation for the great variety of shops, galleries, accommodation, restaurants, pubs and services. Lots of walking, hiking, cycling routes - sailing too. Visit the gardens of Garinish Island.
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