St Catherine’s Park , Sunday 1st March 2015

3ROC are pleased to bring orienteering to a new area in west Dublin. The park is between Lucan and Leixlip, on the Dublin/Kildare border, with the entrance for cars on the L3005 road, about 1 km north west of Lucan Village..

Pedestrians can also enter the park on the south side of the River Liffey near Lucan Village and walk through the competition area to assembly.

Buses: Several buses from Dublin serve Lucan.  Bus Stop No. 3887 – Leixlip Rd, Ardeevin Avenue. Routes serving this stop are 25 Towards Lucan (Dodsboro), 66 Towards Maynooth, 66a Towards Leixlip (Captain’s Hill), 66b Towards Leixlip (Castletown), 67 Towards Maynooth.

Trains: The Dublin Connolly to Maynooth service stops at Leixlip Confey which is about 1 km from the start area.

By car: From Lucan Village, cross the bridge and continue straight on up the hill, following signs for the M3, Airport and Clonee. About 400 metres past the second roundabout, turn left onto a narrow road leading to the park. The junction with this road is at:

Normal Grid Ref = O 027 361
10 digit Grid Ref = O 02771 36139
Latitude = 53.36546 (north)
Longitude = -6.45597 (west)
Latitude = 53°21’56” (north)
Longitude = 6°27’22” (west)
Tetrad = O03I

Map: The map is 1:7500 scale, newly surveyed by Pat Flanagan. It’s the first time it has been used for orienteering. Most of the park is open ground on the north side of the river; there is one bridge leading to a narrow section of the map south of the river.

Courses: There will be four courses: two for scouts, cubs and beavers of about 2.5 km and 5 km and two courses for everyone else, also of about 2.5 km and 5 km. The courses will be pre-printed on the maps.

Starts: Two starts will be in operation, one for scouts, cubs and beavers, and one for everyone else. There will be a single finish for everyone. SportIdent chip timing will be used.

Start times: 11.00 am to 1.00 pm.

Entry fees: Adult €8; Child/student €5. Scouts/Cubs/Beavers €5 for 2 or 3 going together.

SI card hire: no charge but a replacement fee of €40 will be charged for any SI cards not returned. To borrow an SI card you must provide a mobile phone number.

All welcome – see you there! We expect to have lots of beavers, cubs and scouts coming: if you are bringing a group of any kind, please e-mail beforehand so we can be sure to print enough maps.