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

Christmas Walk 28th December

Philip Brennan is organising the annual Christmas Walk, traditionally held on 28th December each year. Here’s the details :

“Evening all, this year’s walk is a circuit of Glenmacnass, meeting @ 9am In Laragh & ready for departure @ 9.30am. We will leave a couple of cars at Glemacnass Waterfall Car Park in case some want to finish up at this point.
Looking forward to a good day in the hills, not too long , not too short, finishing before dark – no headtorches necessary!
Please pass this message on to anyone who you feel might like to attend, we …

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Tommy Caffrey R.I.P

Sad news – Tommy Caffrey, a former longstanding member of Setanta, died on Wednesday 1st December. Tommy’s civil ceremony will take place tomorrow in Mt Jerome Crematorium at 2:30pm, details on rip.ie :
https://rip.ie/…/tommy-caffrey-rosslare-harbour…/478397
It will be live streamed for those who can’t make it or don’t want to risk travelling due to storm Barra…

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Wine and Chocolates

Hi All
We are running our annual wine and chocolate orienteering event this coming Saturday. The event will be at Vartry Reservoir just outside Roundwood on the R755. Parking at the new Vartry Lakes car park with starts between 2:30 – 3pm.
Everyone is guaranteed to be a winner.
Hopefully see you there.
Dave… Read more

Annual General Meeting and club championship

This years Annual General Meeting will take place online on Friday 19th November at 7.30pm. The details of joining the Zoom meeting have been posted to club members. The meeting will take the usual format, with reports from the officers followed by election of new committee and then an open forum. If you have any particular items that you would like to have placed on the agenda or any proposed changes to the club constitution, please send to me by next Friday 12th November (to setanta-committee@googlegroups.com). It is hoped that as many of you as possible will join us to …

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Rogaine Ireland 2021 CANCELLED

We regret to announce the cancellation of Rogaine Ireland 2021.
 
We had anticipated a relaxation of Covid 19 restrictions by early August to allow the event to run with only minor alterations to the usual running of the event. This now seems unlikely.
We are bound to run our events within the guidelines that SportingIreland have approved with the Irish Orienteering Association, through which we are affiliated with and cover our insurance. 
The guidelines are available here
 
Rogaine Ireland  2022 is scheduled for 18/19th June 2022. We look forward to welcoming you next year.
 
 

Rogaine Ireland 2021 (24hr and

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Wine and Chocolates / Christmas Walk

Hi All

Unfortunately we are not in a position to run our annual wine and chocolate orienteering event that was scheduled for this weekend. We will also not be staging our Christmas Walk on the 28th of this month either. Both these cancelations are due to the ongoing pandemic and associated restrictions. Sadly, I doubt if these cancellations are a surprise to anyone.

We wish you all a happy and safe Christmas, and here’s looking forward to next year with optimism.

Club Committee…

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Events cancelled

Due to the ongoing pandemic our scheduled events at Cushbawn on 18th October and at Hellfire Woods on 15th November are cancelled. We still have our annual wine and chocolates orienteering and the Christmas walk for the 12th and 28th December respectively. We live in hope.
Thanks to all who zoomed in for the club AGM. The new committee is Chairperson – Dave Weston, Secretary – Mick Mangan, Treasurer – Brendan O’Connor, with Fergus Byrne, Paul Keville, Eileen Walsh and Denis Deasy as committee members.…

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Club annual general meeting 2020

Dear Member,

The AGM will be held next Monday evening at 8pm. Due to current restrictions, the meeting will be an on-line Zoom meeting. Details on how to join will be sent out later this week, along with copies of the Officers reports. The proposed Agenda is below; if you would like to add any item to the agenda, please let me now at this email address.

It is a shame that we are unable to run the AGM as we have done for the past number of years, on the same day as the Club Champs and social gathering …

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Club Champs update

To all Setanta Club Members:

The annual Club Championships will take place this Saturday, 12th September with starts from 3:00pm to 3:30pm.

The start location will be the ‘middle’ Djouce Car Park, its location will be marked with a control flag.

2 courses will be offered, a Medium of c. 4 k, and a Short of c. 2.5k.

Hopefully we will see you there.

Kind regards,
Brendan O’Connor (Organiser).



Please note that IOA CoVID19 protocols will be in place for the event. Please make sure you are familiar with the requirements. By taking part you are confirming that you …

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