Emerald Isle

Join us for Seven Championship Events over 2 successive weekends

Including the British Sprint, Middle Distance Championships, TrailO Championships,

the Irish Orienteering Championships, 2 UKOL and one UKUL Event.

Update 30th April: The Event Programme for the British Sprint, Middle Distance and TrailO Championships is now available here


Ireland map with all events


Welcome to the Emerald Isle Festival of Orienteering 2023.

This 10-day festival kicks off with four Irish Championship races and finishes with the British Sprint, Middle-Distance and TrailO Championships the following weekend. There are three other high-quality orienteering events in the week in between. And for something completely different, the excellent Armagh Observatory & Planetarium are putting on “Orienteering the Cosmos”!
You can be assured of a warm welcome and a fun yet challenging run round some of Ireland’s most beautiful and historic locations.

This O-Festival is a first of its kind in Ireland and not to be missed!

Here are the links:

28 Apr-1 May Irish Orienteering Championships
Tues 2 May Belfast City Touristic MapRun
Wed 3 May Fermanagh Sprint
Thur 4 May UK Urban League – Carrickfergus
Fri 5 May “Orienteering the Cosmos”
Fri 5 May Hillsborough Forest (middle distance training)
Sat 6 May British Sprint Championships:
Sat 6 May British TrailO Championships
Sun 7 May British Middle Championships


Update 30th April: The Event Programme for the British Sprint, Middle Distance and TrailO Championships is now available here

A Few Pictures

We start with the Irish Orienteering Championships 2023 – four days of great competition


The Belfast Urban MapRun takes you around the sights


The Carrickfergus Urban Event features a Norman Castle


Royal Hillsborough features two more castles and a lake between


The Florencecourt Woodland includes a National Trust grand house


The Sprint Champs and TrailO Champs will be held in the ancient City of Armagh


The final event is the Middle Distance Champs in Drumkeeragh Wood