Ballinascorney Come & try it


Date(s) - 19/03/2017
11:00 am - 1:00 pm



Setanta Orienteers are hosting a non-league come and try it event at Ballinascorney Woods on Sunday 19th March. Start times  between 11am and 1pm.

Directions from the M50:

Exit the M50 at Junction 12, Ballycullen and proceed in the direction of Oldbawn and Tallaght. Drive past 2 roundabouts and at the next crossroads turn left onto the R114 heading towards Bohernabreena. Stay on the R114 for around 4.5km then take the left turn at the Stone Cross and follow the road for another 2.1km until you reach the forest entrance on your left. Parking is available along this good forest road please follow the parking marshals instructions when locating a parking space. There are a small number of spaces available on the main road also so if parking there please leave gaps between the cars at regular intervals to ensure the free flowing of traffic.

Google Directions

Grid Reference: O 076 208

The event will be signposted from the Bohernabreena junction on the R114.

Start times will be between 11am and 1pm. The courses close at 15:00pm sharp.

There will be 3 Courses on offer:

Course        Length Climb Controls

Short            2.0km 75m        8

Medium       3.2km 180m    12

Long            6.2km 290m    16

Map Scale: 1:7,500, Contours: 5m.

Course Fees are as follows:

Adults €8

Juniors/O.A.P’s/Students €5

Family rate €20 (max 2 adults)

The short course is ideal for beginners and small children. The medium course is suitable for novices who wish to have a more challenging course that includes a run through the woods rather than just on the paths and tracks. Both the short and medium courses will have control descriptions in English. The long course is suitable for more experienced competitors.

The terrain will be mostly forest and felled forest. There are some unmarked motorcycle tracks and machinery tracks and it is quite muddy in places.

Don’t forget to download after your event and some light refreshments will be available after your run at registration.

Any Scout Leaders thinking of bringing a group of Scouts, please contact the Planner or Organiser in advance in order to get an idea of numbers.
Or use the Contact Us form

Planner: Eileen Walsh 087 616 4244

Controller: Melanie Walsh and Frank Brazil

Organiser: Melanie Walsh 087 841 9517