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 – 1.8km long; 50m climb; 14 controls

Medium – 2.5km long; 80m climb; 16 controls

Long – 4.3km long; 150m climb; 20 controls

The Medium and Long courses are a little shorter than usual due to the size of the Park.

Start times will be from 18:00 to 19:15. Courses close at 20:30.

Adults: €8 / person
Children: €5 / child
Student: €5 / student
Unwaged: €5 / person
OAP: €5 / person
Family Discount: €20 (Maximum of 2 Adults and no more than 7 family members / family)

Getting there- The event will be signposted from the crossroads of Sandyford Rd/Enniskerry Rd, and Blackglen Rd/Hillcrest Rd. (Lambs Cross) Grid reference is O 1838 2483. If travelling by bus, the 44B to Lambs Cross or the 47 to Belarmine will leave you with a short walk to Fernhill.

Google Directions

The map has recently been surveyed by Pat Healy. The map scale is 1:4,000 with a 2.5m contour interval. This park is newly acquired by DLRCoCo and work, including tree-felling, is ongoing. The area consists of open fields, gardens and woodland. There are a number of uncrossable fences, and gates will be opened at the marked crossing points. These must be used.

The Short course uses mostly paths and tracks and is not buggy friendly. Medium and Long courses go to the technical small forested area.

The southeast corner of the wooded area has some old granite workings, and there is stony ground under foot. Please take care in this area. There are a number of pedestrian barriers across footpaths. These have been placed to deter mountain-bikers and competitors are allowed to run around them.

SportIdent timing system will be used, but all controls will need to be manually ‘punched’ (SIAC will not be enabled).

How To Enter
Pre-entry at . Entry is now open and will remain open until midnight on Monday 27th June.

There will be limited entry on the day, subject to map availability.

NOTE – If you plan to bring a large a group or groups, please contact the Organiser to arrange maps and parking. Contact by email: or mobile: 0876164244