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

Massy’s Estate – Dublin by Night

This Saturday 22/02/2020 Setanta Orienteers are holding a night orienteering event at Massy’s woods. The event will be signposted from Stocking Lane.

Start times are between 6:15pm-7:30pm.

This is an over 16s event. Anyone under that age wishing to take part must do so accompanied by an adult at all times.

There will be two courses on offer

Long – 3.3km 140 metres 14 controls

Short – 2.2km 90 metres 11 controls.

Cost of entry

Seniors – €7

Students/OAP’s – €5

Parking will be in hellfire woods car park. Follow the tape towards the start and be careful crossing the …

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Djouce Woods 16th February 2020

Setanta Orienteers will be running a local come-and-try-it event at Djouce Woods this coming Sunday 16th February. All welcome. Start times are between 11am and 1pm with courses closing at 2:30pm. The event will be in the main forest car park and will be signposted on the R755 leaving Kilmcanogue.

There will be four courses on offer as follows
Long 6.3km 270m climb
Medium 4.4km 200m climb
Short (tech) 2.0km 80m climb
Short (easy) 2.0km 50m climb

The map will be on waterproof A4 paper. The map scale is 1:10,000 with 5m contour intervals. There are numerous mountainbike tracks and …

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Club Membership 2020

To all club members
Time to renew your membership for the 2020 season. You can get your 50% discounts on ordering our specially design club orienteering gear, a large discount on purchasing a SportIdent timing card, free IOC relay entries, free entry for club only events such as the club champs and the wine and chocolates orienteering before Christmas, and much more. Just go to http://setantaorienteers.org/membership/  in the ‘about us’ section of the club website to renew.
New members are also most welcome.…

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Wine and chocolates – rescheduled

We are rescheduling the wine and choc O event to Sunday 5th January. The start will be at the middle car park of Djouce Woods at 2:30pm. Prizes of chocolates and bottles of wine at each control. Bring the whole family as it’s always a great occasion. Refreshment and finger food is organised in a local hostelry afterwards and we hope to see all club members there too.
The kings brought the gifts on the twelfth day of Christmas, so we’re only one day out!…

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Wine and Choc O – Saturday 14th December 2019 – Postponed

As a mark of respect to the death of club member Hilary Brennan, we are postponing this event to another time.

 

 

Our annual wine and chocolate orienteering this year is at Djouce Woods on Saturday 14th December. We will be using the middle car park with a 2:30pm mass start on a fun scatter course. Everyone is guaranteed to be a winner with chocolate and bottles of wine at each control.

Afterwards we have booked an area in the Enniskerry Inn with finger food and refreshments laid on by the club. The pub is booked from 4:30pm to …

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Hellfire Wood, Come & Try It, 17th November 2019

On Sunday the 17th of November 2019 Setanta Orienteers are hosting a Come and Try It event at Hellfire Wood.  The event will be signposted from Stocking Lane.


Start times will be between 11am-1pm and the courses will close at 3.00pm sharp.
There will be an early start time of 10:30am available for Scout Groups by arrangement. Contact 087 616 4244 or email setanta.orienteers@gmail.com

Parking around Hellfire Woods gets very congested every weekend so 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 …

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Knocksink Woods, 6 Oct, Come and Try It

Setanta Orienteers are delighted to host a ‘Come and Try It’ Orienteering Event on Sunday 6th October at Knocksink Woods, Enniskerry, Co. Wicklow.

 

Start Times: 11:00 – 13:00

Location: Grid Ref. O 219 179   Knocksink Woods, Enniskerry, Co. Wicklow.

Directions: From Enniskerry village head North on the R117 for about 800metres. The entrance road is on the left. CAUTION! There may be runners along this 700m stretch of road to the car park.

Parking: the car park is not very big and carpooling is encouraged.

There is alternative parking available in Enniskerry village, at the Public Car Park …

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Club Champs 2019 – Zoe Tyner wins the Brian Power Shield.

Congratulations to Zoe Tyner, the winner of this years Annual Club Championships and the Brian Power Shield.

Well done to Laurel O’Connor who claimed 2nd place and to Philip Brennan who came 3rd – full results are below along with some pictures.

Many thanks to Mick Mangan for planning and organising the event which included a friendly social gathering afterwards in The Blue Light, along with tasty refreshments and a short and sweet Club AGM.

 

Full results:

1st Zoe Tyner 36:02
2nd Laurel O’Connor 37:16
3rd Philip Brennan 37:22
Hazel Thompson 40:09
Dave Weston 42:28
Alfie Tyner 46:54
Paul
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Setanta Club Champs, Saturday 14th September 2019

Parking Update:  Club members will have access to parking within the park.  Just put eircode D18 K2N4 into google maps.  The Park’s Enniskerry Gate will be manned from 2.00 to 2.20pm, and there will be an O kite hanging outside.

Reminder to everyone that the club event of the year is coming up quickly – the Setanta Club Champs next Saturday, 14th September, Starts between 2.30pm and 3.00pm.

Please click here for full details: here.

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