Get Lost (And Found!) In The Phoenix Park

Like to run but aren’t that fast? Then the sport of orienteering – where smart snails can catch headless hares- might be just what you’re looking for!

For the four Tuesday evenings of August, Three Rock Orienteering Club is organising a novice orienteering league in Dublin’s Phoenix Park. On each of the four evenings, 3km and 6km courses are on offer (6.30-7.30pm starts). If you’re not great with a map , don’t worry – we’ll provide a crash course.

Families, novices, club runners, scouts, businesses, adventure racers and hill walkers/runners are all welcome. First night is Tuesday August 7 with registration at the Papal Cross car park. Starts on other nights are from the Furry Glen (Aug 14), Magazine Fort (Aug 21) and Furze Road (Aug 28). Groups are welcome – just let us know so we can have enough maps prepared.

Entry is €€5 or €€2 for children, with all funds from the first night going to the DeafHear charity. Info,, or Lindie 086-1023306.