Month: September 2016


Permanent Orienteering Courses at Hellfire and Massy’s Estate

p4250426Setanta Orienteers have 2 Permanent Orienteering Courses (POC) on their maps. Both in Coillte woods in south Co. Dublin, one on HellFire and the other across the road in Massy's Estate. Both accessed from the Hellfire carpark. The courses which were installed in 2009 are marked on the ground by wooden posts with red and white on top. Unfortunately since 2009, the POC map has not been updated and the posts on the ground have not been maintained. Read More

A Brief History of Rogaining

A Brief History of Rogaining by David Rowlands The Melbourne University Mountaineering Club twenty four hour walk was invented by Niall Brennan and Bill Bewsher, with the first in 1947 taking a course from Healesville to Mt Donna Buang and attracting only 5 entrants. The walk was modeled upon navigation exercises used by troops during the Second World War. The annual event continued for more than 30 years; with numbers varying up and down from 50 to 200. Read More

Rogaine Rules

Setanta Rogaine Ireland – Rules of Competition

Gear Checklists
6 hour

24 hour.

Competitors shall not seek to obtain unfair advantage by searching for controls or investigating the competition area prior to the event.

All competitors must be at least 18 years of age on the day of the event.
The age of veteran team members must exceed 40 years.

The Country Code must be observed at all times. Competitors are asked to report any damage to walls or fences to the organisers.

Team members must maintain contact with each other throughout the entire competition (i.e. close enough to maintain …

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