Rogaine Ireland 2011

Date(s) - 25/06/2011 - 26/06/2011
2:00 pm


The 14th Setanta Rogaine will take place on the weekend of June 25/26th, 2011 starting at noon on Saturday 25th. Both 6hr and 24 hr events will start at this time, with the 6-hr event finishing at 6pm on the 25th, and the 24-hr event finishing at noon on the 26th.

See the Rogaine page for more information.

The start location will be on the forest track which is accessed from the R115 (Military Road) at O 106 056 (=53deg05min22.60sec N, 6deg20min59.00sec W), spot height 392.

NOTE: There will be a kit check minimum one hour before start and final briefing 15 minutes before start.
Please ensure you are carrying the minimum required kit, as listed below, and have read the rules. The required equipment must be carried for the duration of the event and must not be jettisoned. This is for your own safety.
Try to get to the start early to allow time for the organisers to check all competitors.

Entries:         Online enteries are now closed for the 2011 Setanta Rogaine.
Entry List:     See the current entry list here.      (Updated 24th June 2011)
If your details are incorrect or if your name is missing and you intend entering, please let us know.

NEW THIS YEAR! – We will be accepting individual entries for the 6 hour event, as well as teams of 2 or more.
The 24 hour event must be completed in teams of 2 or more. No individual entries will be accepted for the 24 hour event.

24 Hour Team  –  This is the Championship Event
6 Hour Team
6 Hour Individual

Rules:            See the Rogaine Rules page for event rules.

Organiser:    Dave Weston/Denis Deasy
        Denis Deasy
Support:       Jim Mulrooney

The Setanta Rogaine Ireland will take place in and around the Wicklow National Parks, approx. 60km from Dublin. The exact start location is off the Military Road, not in the Wicklow National Parks. See Map Reference above.

Due to the possibility of nesting birds in the area where we planned to have the event centre, we were refused permission to use that location. A new location was found over the weekend. We also had to change a few control locations due to this.

The start location will be on the forest track which is accessed from the R115 (Military Road) at O 106 056 (=53deg05min22.60sec N, 6deg20min59.00sec W), spot height 392.

Mountain navigation ability in all weather conditions is required.

For event information that cannot be found here or on the Rogaine page, you can send a query, by e-mail, to the following address

Kit Lists
Please see the checklists below for the required equipment. Equipment will be inspected before the start of the event and must be carried throughout the duration of the event.

Team Checklist 24 Hour
Team Checklist 6 Hour

Map:   Harvey’s Wicklow Mountain Map   (can be bought in most outdoor shops in Dublin and online at
The current map is 2008, the legend states ‘limited revision and reprint 2008’.
Map scale 1:30000

The area of the event will be in and around the Wicklow National Parks, approx. 60km from Dublin.

Accommodation in the Area:
For overseas visitors who are looking for accommodation near the Rogaine start, the best place to stay would be Laragh or Glendalough, Co. Wicklow.

If you are staying in Dublin, it will be at least a 1 hour drive to the start.


Congratulations to Nicholas Mulder & Ryno Griesel (Rand OC, South Africa) on winning the 24 hour event in the 2011 Setanta Rogaine Ireland. They managed to collect a maximum number of points, visiting all 38 controls and returning to the event centre with just under 10 minutes to spare. Nicholas and Ryno have rogaining pedigree, coming 2nd in the World Rogaining Championships 2010, in New Zealand last November.

The 6 hour team event was won by Ruth Lynam & Don Short (CNOC), with Paul Mahon (Setanta) winning the 6 hour individual event, collecting all but 2 controls on the 6 hour course. This was Don and Ruth’s first 6 hour event, having competed in many previous 24 hour events, coming 2nd in 2008. Paul also has had good form in previous 24 hour events, winning twice and having numerous other podium finishes.

Full results can be found here.

Thanks again to Denis, Dave and Jim, for planning, organising, manning the hash house and generally looking after everything.

It was great to see good numbers out for the event. It was pretty wet and rough under foot after a lot of rain during the week, but the weather was kind to us over the weekend, being warm, dry (only a little drizzle) and clear overnight.

Hopefully everyone enjoyed the event they took part in and have penciled in 23 June 2012 for next year’s Rogaine!