Welcome to Setanta Orienteers

Setanta Orienteers is an active open orienteering club, affiliated to the Irish Orienteering Association. The Club has members located throughout the Dublin Region, County Wicklow, Leinster and further afield. New members always welcome and we will endeavour to help on your orienteering journey.

For more information on our club activities or to join Setanta Orienteers please check our Contact Page

Recent Posts
  • 2018 Membership Renewals (1/10/2018) - REMINDER Happy 2018 to all and another busy year of orienteering lies ahead. This is a gentle reminder to all our valued members to please remember to renew your membership for the coming year. We would appreciate it if people would follow the link to use the application form on the site. http://setantaorienteers.org/membership/ Many thanks from the committee.
  • Christmas Club Walk 28th Dec 9.30am Laragh (12/21/2017) - Hi All, our annual Christmas Club Walk will take place again this year on the 28th of December. There will be a couple of options on the walk so most abilities should be catered for. Start will be in Laragh village at 9:30am. Mark it in your diary. Always a good day out. More information will follow. Happy Christmas Dave
  • NEW date for Wine&ChocO Sat16Dec@3pm Djouce Woods (12/4/2017) - .
  • Orienteering this Sunday 12th Nov, Massy’s Wood (11/5/2017) - On Sunday the 12th of November 2017 Setanta Orienteers are hosting a come and try it event at Massy's Estate. The event will be signposted from Stocking Lane. Start times will be between 10am-1pm and the courses will close at 2.30pm. Parking around Hellfire Woods gets very congested every weekend so please make use of our early start if possible. Please car pool if you can and kindly follow the car parking marshals instructions, parking will be on forest road at top of Hellfire Woods car park. Registration will be at top of car park
  • Glenreemore event October 1st POSTPONED (9/28/2017) - Event Postponed to Oct 15th subject to permits from Coillte and National Park, but they both indicated that this should not be a problem. The forecast is quite uncertain, but with the remnants of Hurricane Lee in the mix, it seems definite that there will be rain Sat night and into Sunday morning with the possibility of the river being dangerous to cross. We will look at making back-up courses to fall back on if we are in same situation in 2 weeks.
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Hi All, we have a non league 'come and try it' event on Sunday week 18th February at Djouce. Our own certified coach Terry Lawless will be running a coaching corner for Juniors and those new to the sport. We hope that IOA coaching officer Eoin Browne will be there too. They will be giving technical tips and a bit of instruction on navigation. The coaching corner will be open for club members between 11am and 12:30 beside registration. It should be enjoyable as well as instructive and a great way to get some new techniques to try out on your run.
Many thanks to Terry for this great initiative.
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Ian MurphyIs it limited to Setanta members or open to all?

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Nina Haikonen shared Irish Orienteering Championships 2018's event to the group: Setanta Orienteers.Hope we'll see some old friends this year, count us in for the W40 M40 W6 & M6 relays 😁 ... See MoreSee Less

The second Dublin By Night event takes place this Saturday evening 20th January 2018 at Ballyward, Blessington, Co Wicklow.

There will be the usual two courses.
Long 3.8km with 110m climb.
Short 2.1 km with 70m climb.
Starts will be from 18.30 to 19.30 but due to 0.5km long narrow laneway from public road you must be parked by 19.00 at the latest.
Courses close at 20.30
Sportident timing will be used.
Premarked maps at 1:10,000 will be in plastic bags (unfortunately printer does not have waterproof paper available).
Join Setanta for an exciting winters evening of orienteering in sheltered Wicklow woods.

Mick Mangan (planner/organiser
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Hoping somebody can help me out😬😬 I've seen some people using a little small compass that attaches to your finger for navigation.
Can anyone tell me where I can get one of these?
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Deborah WhelanPaddy Healy, Cutbush sports. He's on Facebook. Or healy.pat@gmail.com. sells Silva and Moscow brands.

2 months ago

Seán ConroyAre they the thumb compasses? I got mine from Silva.

2 months ago

Rose GriffinThanks very much for your help, Pat is sorting me out with one! And Sean you are right, they are thumb compasses!! I never got a good look at anyone using one as they were running by me so quick, so wasn't sure what the set up was! But I'm hoping with my new compass it'll make me that fast 😏 Thanks again.

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Angus TynerRose Griffin, only seen your message today. I have a few! thumb compasses lying around, you're welcome to try them. I tried a few of them before settling on Suunto Arrow 6. There are also compasses with integrated SI Card

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