Leinster Orienteering Championships 2005

Carnawaddy, Ravensdale, County Louth, 17th April 2005.

Fingal Orienteers invite all orienteers to the Leinster Orienteering Championships 2005. This page will be updated as information becomes available.

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Brian Corbett's route on Course 9, M21E

VenueThe event will take place on Carnawaddy Mountain near Ravensdale, Co. Louth on Sunday 17th April 2005. Carnawaddy, Cairn a' mhadra, takes it's name from the large cairn on top of the mountain. It is the reputed burial place of Cúchulain's dog, Bran. It is also the area where the Puc Fada takes place.
OfficialsPlanner : Val Jones
Controller : Gerry Brady
Organiser : Tommy Burke
Assistant Planner : Francis Lafferty
Entries and SportIdent : Ciaran and Eileen Young
Local Liaison : Francis and Bríd Lafferty
Map Survey : Padraig Higgins and Val Jones
Assembly The event assembly area will be in the football grounds near the Lumpers Public House in Ravensdale, Co. Louth (Grid Ref J100 108). Please approach the area from the N1/Carlingford Road roundabout, just north of Dundalk. The event will be signed from this point. If you are bringing a coach or a minibus please ring Tommy Burke on 046 9074711 to check entry route. Food is not available at the Lumpers, so you should bring your own food for refreshment.
LOC assembly
TerrainThe event area consists of rough open mountainside.
It is similar to nearby Carlingford, although not as steep, nor is the summit as high as Slieve Foye. As we know from experience at Carlingford, weather conditions can be severe, so cagoules and whistles may be required.
Map Notes On some of the lower slopes, such as on the east side near the Windy Gap, the survey has not been completed. This area is not used for this competition. The competition area has been surveyed.
Most crags are tagged crags. Untagged or line crags are used for clarity in places, particularly for facing crags. They are mostly in just one section of the main mountain. Whether a crag is tagged or not is not an indication of the size of the crag.
Apart from indicated paths there are other sheep trails and off-road vehicle tracks not mapped. With recent spring growth these are mostly indistinct.
ClassesM/W 10,12,14,16,18,20, 21(E,L,S), 35,40,45,50,55,60,65 Classes may be amalgamated on the day depending on entries.
CourseControl DescriptionsClassesDistance KClimb M
1Control DescriptionsM10, W102.1260
2Control DescriptionsM12, W123.10105
3Control DescriptionsW14, W60, W65, W21S3.40125
4Control DescriptionsM14, W16, W18, M60, M65, W45, W50, W554.31180
5Control DescriptionsM16, W20, M55, W35, W40, M21S6.34255
6Control DescriptionsW21L, M45, M507.38295
7Control DescriptionsM18, W21E, M408.29415
8Control DescriptionsM21L, M35, M209.00385
9Control DescriptionsM21E11.10455

Click on the control descriptions link above to open the control descriptions for each course. You will need Adobe Acrobat installed to view and print them.
Start Times Click here to open the Start List.
Registration and Download The registration and SI Download will be located just inside the gates of the football grounds. The Start and Finish are located a considerable distance from assembly. Orienteers should note that on returning from the competition area, they should proceed directly to the download at this point. There will be no download in the finish area.
Toilets Are available in the assembly field and there are also toilets just inside the door of the Lumpers Public house.
Start The Start area is an uphill walk about 1 mile and 170 meters climb from assembly, mostly on a surfaced road. Please allow plenty of time to arrive there. We suggest you allow 30 to 40 minutes depending on fitness. The views from the start over Dundalk and north Leinster are very appealing. Hopefully the weather will be good enough for its appreciation.
Clothing There will be a clothing drop near the start. Please put you clothing into a plastic bag with name tag to aid identification on return. The Finish is near the start.
Finish Early starters will be asked to deposit their maps in bags marked with their club name. These maps can be reclaimed at Registration shortly after the last start.
EOD There will be a limited number of Entry On the Day courses available. Entry will be taken at registration.
DogsDogs will not be permitted on the mountain as this is a sheep grazing area.
SportidentSportident will be used for the event. SI cards can be hired at €2 per card. A fee will apply where the card is lost or broken.
Each control will also have a manual punch as back up. If, for whatever reason, the SI box does not register, runners should punch the map and then bring it to the attention of the finish steward.
Start TimesTimes for starting will be from 11.00am to 1.30pm and will be available on the E Group page shortly before the event. Postal confirmation is available provided a self addressed envelope is supplied with entry.
ResultsResults will also be available through the E Group or the Fingal Orienteers website or by a self addressed envelope submitted with entry.
Prize Giving It is hoped that the prize giving will take place as soon as possible after 3.00pm at registration. There will be prizes for the 1st and 2nd in each class. The prizes consist of a medal specially produced for this championship.
PrizesPrizes are part-sponsored by Robert Flanagan Furniture, Navan. Prizes are medals supplied by Scarborough Orienteering, http://www.orienteer.com.
LOC medal
AccommodationAccomodation List
For other accommodation enquiries contact the tourist Office in Dundalk at (042) 9335484
Make it a 2-DayMake it an Orienteering weekend in the north east. LVO are holding an event on the day before, Saturday, 16th April, at Slieve Gullion, only a few miles away in South Armagh. Details on the LVO web site
Entry FeesEntry fees for the event will be Seniors €15, Juniors(M/W 18-), Students and M/W 65+ €8, Families €35.
Sterling fees Seniors 12, Juniors 6, Families 30. For sterling entries a sterling cheque may be sent by post which will be exchanged for cash on the day.
EntriesSend entries to Ciaran Young, Corduff, Lusk, Co. Dublin 01 8431939
Entry Form
Closing DateThe closing date will be April 1st 2005 (post marked). No entries will be accepted after this date. There will however be limited entry on the day courses but not for championship purposes.
Other EnquiriesTommy Burke , 2 Sycamore ave, Beaufort Place, Navan, Co. Meath 046 9074711