Bulletin 2


Irish Orienteering Association

Date and Type of Races


22nd May '98

Qualification race


23rd May '98

Classic Distance Finals


25th May '98

Relay for National Teams

Event Venue

Qualifier and Classic Distance

Glenflesk, Co. Kerry.

Relay Final

Muckross National Park, Killarney, Co. Kerry

Best Way of Travelling

By air to Dublin, Cork, Shannon or Farranfore and bus to Killarney.
By ferry to Cork (90 mins to Event Centre), Rosslare (4 hours to Event Centre),
or Dublin (5 hours to Event Centre), and bus/car to Killarney.

Maximum Number of Competitors per Federation

6 men and 6 women for individual events.
2 men's teams and 2 women's teams for relay events (3 runners in each team)

Qualification Scheme for the Races

3 parallel races for both men and women. The first 20 from each group go to the A final, no 21 - 40 from each group go to the B final and the rest go to the C final.

Event Director

Ken Griffin, 12 Island Way, Muskerry Estate, Ballincollig, Co. Cork, Ireland.
Telephone +353-21-870338 (H); fax +353-21-312970 (W); e-mail

IOF Controller

Oivind Holt, Norway.

Location and Decsription of the Terrain

The qualifier and classic distance terrain is located in Glenflesk, Co. Kerry, 16km from the event centre in Killarney. The terrain is hilly rough open complex moorland.
The relay terrain is mainly hilly mixed forest, parkland and some rough open areas only 2km from the event centre.



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Accomodation and Catering

All prices are in Irish Punts, are given per person per night and include bed & breakfast.

Hotel type 1, high standard
Glen Eagles Hotel, Killarney - (Event Centre)
or Guest House alternative for late bookings.

Single room
Double room


Youth Hostel (Self Catering)
Dormitory Style
Single Rooms (Breakfast extra if required)

4 beds/room


Full diner at local hotels or restaurants

~ £15

Camping/Caravan sites, with full facilities, available upon request.

We need preliminary reservations of rooms before 1st February 1998, see entry form.

Further details of accomodation, etc in the Killarney area may be had by contacting "Destination Killarney" at Tel./Fax. +353-21-278594
or Tel. +353-1-8742949, Fax. +353-1-8742439

Transport During The Event

Transport from the accomodation sites to the event venues and back to the accomodation sites can be arranged by the organiser. This transport will only be arranged if there is sufficient demand for it. A minimum of 100 is required and costs will then be approx. IR£5 per day. Please indicate your requirements on the entry form. Competitors may use private cars/mini-bus if they wish. All other transports during the event will have to be paid for separately and again this depends on demand. Note: the relay venue (Day 3) is within walking/running distance (2km) of the Event Centre.

Entry fee per competitor and per team official

Per competitor


Per team official


Deadline for entries

20th February, 1998. Final entry form will be sent to all national teams by 16th Jan. 1998.


Address for Enquiries and Entries

Irish Orienteering Association, House of Sport, Longmile Road, Dublin 12, Ireland.
Telephone.: +353-1-4509845 Fax.: +353-1-4502805

Spectator Races

Shamrock O-Ringen with chasing start on day 3, on same maps as World Cup, Friday 22nd, Saturday 23rd, Sunday 24th May 1998. Pre-entry required, all age classes available.
Entries to Bernard Creedon, Tavio, Mount Prospect, Douglas, Co. Cork, Ireland.
Telephone: +353-21-361824, Fax: +353-21-361825, E-mail:

Social Events

Saturday 23rd May, Banquet in event centre.


Full body cover required.

Press Accreditation

Please copy and distribute this Bulletin no.2 and the enclosed press accreditation form to relevant newspapers, radio and TV stations etc in your country that may need a reservation during the World Cup events 1 & 2.