Club Championships and AGM

Hello to all Setanta members,

Just want to give you all a heads up on the most important date in the Setanta club calendar – the always exciting and often unpredictable Club Champs, followed by the, traditionally mercifully brief, AGM, with lavish refreshments to follow.
This year, the date is Saturday, 1st October. The club champs are in Knocksink Wood, Enniskerry, planned/organised by yours truly, starts from 13:00 t0 13:30, with AGM in the Enniskerry Inn from 15:30 – 18:00.

Please note, for those on the egroup list who received notice of the AGM on the 31st August, the start …

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Fernhill Park and Gardens evening Come and try it event Tues 28th June 2022

Setanta Orienteers are hosting a Come and Try It – Evening Event at Fernhill Park and Gardens on Tuesday 28th June.

The event will be at Fernhill Park and Gardens, Sandyford, County Dublin. This is a new area for orienteering and Setanta wish to thank Dun Loaghaire/Rathdown County Council for permission to run the event.

Parking There is ample parking on site, including bicycle rails and electric car charging points. 

Toilets: Eco friendly toilets will be open for the duration of the event, located at the South East end of the parking area.

There are 3 courses –

Short …

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Fernhill Park and Gardens – DBN 12/2/22

Setanta Orienteers are hosting a Dublin by Night event this coming Saturday 12th February 2022. The event will be at Fernhill Park and Gardens, Sandyford, County Dublin. This is a new area for orienteering and Setanta wish to thank Dun Loaghaire/Rathdown County Council for permission to run the event. There are two courses –
Long – 4.0km long; 140m climb; 19 controls
Short – 2.5km long; 85m climb; 14 controls
Both courses have technically difficult control sites and orienteering legs. This event is suitable for experienced orienteers and juniors who are accompanied.
The map has recently been surveyed by Pat …

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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.
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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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