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

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Rogaine Ireland 2024 24hr and 6hr

The Rogaine this year is the 25th staging of Rogaine Ireland

Rogaine Ireland 2024 will take place on the 15th and 16th June 2024 in the Wicklow Mountains.

Entry is via the Orienteering Ireland website at the following links.
Entry for 24hr event

Entry for 6hr event

For the entry the class options are under course. For the 24hr event, there is no solo option. Teams can be between 2 and 5 competitors. The 6hr which is fully during daylight is for individuals or teams. For veterans all team members must be age 40 or above on the day …

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Djouce Woods – 3rd March 2024

We are holding a ‘Come and Try it’ event in Djouce Woods this coming Sunday 3rd March. We will be using the middle car park for assembly and not the normal main car park. Courses are as follows.

Short -2.1k with 50 Meters of climb. 10 controls with taped routes.
Technical short-2.6km with 50 meters of climb. 10 controls.
Medium-4.1km with 200 meters of climb and 13 controls.
Long-6.5km with 350 meters of climb. 19 controls.

Djouce has been resurveyed and re-mapped by Pat Healy, areas of veg change, new open areas and new point features have been included in… Read More
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Club Champs and AGM

The Setanta Club Champs will take place at Cronykeery, near Ashford, at 2pm on 21st October. This will be followed by the AGM, which is scheduled for 4pm in Ashford House, Ashford, County Wicklow. Refreshments and finger food will be provided at the AGM. This is the link for the club champs location https://maps.app.goo.gl/ZgtoUh3996btPxuP6

We hope to see a good turnout for both events.

Further details about the club Champs located on Tyner’s farm.

Free to club members and prospective club members.
Starts from 2pm or a bit earlier. Hoping to wrap up by 3.30pm.

Currently finalising the map and …

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Claire Walsh RIP

Sad news of the passing of club member Claire Walsh last Friday after a long illness. Our thoughts are with her family and many friends.
Claire joined us from Three Rock many years ago and was our club champion back in 2013. Her true achievements though were in athletics were she was a multiple Irish Champion and record holder. She represented Ireland at the Olympics in 1972 and at the European Championships the year before became the first Irish female athlete to qualify for a major championship final. To me she was someone always willing to lend a hand with …

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Shanganagh Park 19th February 2023

Setanta Orienteers are staging a local come-and-try-it event at Shanganagh Park, Shankill, County Dublin this coming Sunday 19th February.
Please enter online here
Entries close Friday night. Limited entry on day with €2 surcharge per person.

There are three courses on offer.

Short course-1.9km with 11 controls,  suitable for beginners, children, families with buggies.

Medium Course– 3.7km with 17 controls suitable for improvers, includes a section outside the park. We recommend that juniors be accompanied with an adult.

Long course-5.7km with 27 controls suitable for experienced orienteers only and fit runners. Includes a section outside the …

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Vartry Reservoir – Dublin By Night 21st Jan 2023

Entries are open for the third ‘Dublin By Night’ event to be held at Vartry Reservoir on Saturday 21st January. You can enter through the Orienteering Ireland website at https://www.orienteering.ie/fixtures/vartry-reservoir-2  Entries are open until 23:00 on 20/1/2023.

There are two courses available –

Long – 4.8km long; 18 controls

Short – 3.4km long; 11 controls

The climb is very small on both courses. SIAC will not be enabled. Control descriptions are printed on the map with loose descriptions available at the start. Map scale is 1:7,500 with 5m contour interval.

Parking is at the Vartry Lakes car park which is …

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Rogaine Ireland 2023 24hr and 6hr

Entries close Wed 14th June

Rogaine Ireland 2023 will take place on the 17th and 18th June 2023 in the Wicklow Mountains.

Entry is via the Orienteering Ireland website at the following links.
Entry for 24hr event

Entry for 6hr event

For the entry the class options are under course. For the 24hr event, there is no solo option. Teams of 2 or more. The 6hr which is fully during daylight is for individuals or teams. For veterans all team members must be age 40 or above on the day of the event.

Start time for the 24 hr event …

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Christmas Club Walk – 28th Dec

Hi All,

The annual Setanta Christmas walk is scheduled for this day week, Wednesday 28th December.

The location this year is South Wicklow, meeting in Tinahely town centre, where a coach will bring walkers to the start point, in Aughrim.

The walk will cater for people of reasonable fitness – please make sure you have adequate footwear and clothing for the cold, wet, and muddy conditions that will be encountered. Having said all that, the terrain is fairly gentle, woodland tracks and low hills

There should be adequate parking in the Tinahely town square, the coach will leave from the …

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Wine and Chocolate O – Saturday 10th Dec

Hi
Just a quick reminder to all club members that our annual ‘wine and chocolate’ orienteering event takes place this coming Saturday at Glen of the Downs Woods. Parking is in the main forest car park which can only be accessed between junctions 9 and 10 from the south direction lanes of the NII dual carriageway.
Start is between 14:30 and 15:00. Format of the event is a scatter course with bottles of wine and chocolates galore at each control. After the event we will adjourn to the Grove Bar just beside the forest for some refreshment and finger food …

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