Launch of Orienteering Trails

Castlecomer Discovery Park is delighted to announce the introduction of new Orienteering Trails through the support of the Irish Orienteering Association.

The launch takes place on Sunday 12th May at 11am and will be coordinated by Waterford Orienteers who will host the penultimate round of the Southeast Orienteering League in the splendid setting of the 80 acre woodland park.

All are invited to support this great new recreational initiative; support will be at hand from the Irish Orienteering Association team to guide newcomers and help them discover the excitement and challenge of orienteering. The 3 new permanent courses, 1km - 3km at 1 - 5,000 scale, were mapped by cartographer Pat Healy who volunteered his expertise to mapping the courses over several days at the Discovery Park in March. 'I came here over twenty years ago to see if it was suitable for walks but left thinking there wasn't even a hope because it was so overgrown', Pat Healy remarked when he returned to discover the development that has taken place at the park since his first visit.

The usual blue, green, light green and red courses will be on offer and will open immediately after the launch.

Beginners are welcome at a fee of €2 per map.

All those who take part are encouraged to make this a family day out and explore some of the park's great amenities, including the Tree Top Adventure Walk which was launched a year ago.

All welcome!


This event listing is compiled for informational purposes only and is correct at time of publication. Event listings may be subject to change by the organisers and readers are advised to contact the organisers directly for the most up to date information. DCCoI cannot be held responsible for any alterations to the existing schedule.

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12 May 2013


Castlecomer Discovery Park, The Estate Yard, Castlecomer, County Kilkenny


Admission to the park is free, orienteering at €2 per map

Further Information

+353 (0)56 4440707

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