Irish Orienteering Championships 2018
Orienteering in north west Ireland

Day 3

Day 3
Classic distance

Provisional information


Tawnawully, Lough Eske, Donegal

Tawnawully map was previously used for IOC 2009 and the Irish 3-day2010.


Planner: Val Jones (Fingal Orienteers)

Controller: Raymond Finlay (Fermanagh Orienteers)

Organiser: Gabrielle King (Fingal Orienteers)

Assembly and Parking

Tawnawully Community Centre. It is a 1.6K walk uphill from the assembly to the start.  The start and finish are close together. There will be a tent near the start to leave bags. Download will be at the Community Centre. Make sure you download when you return.


Tawnawully is open mountain terrain with intricate contour detail. There are extensive rock features and marshes, and many small lakes and streams. Some marshes are mapped as uncrossable. These are to be avoided. Apart from near the start and finish there are almost no paths or man made features. There are a small number of turf cuttings, mapped with the earth bank symbol. There is significant climb on all courses.


The area was first mapped in 2008/2009 by Pat Healy and Padraig Higgins. Updates have been made by Pat Healy, including adjustment to ISOM17. The map is based on photogrammetry by Stirling Surveys. LIDAR was not used.  Courses 1, 2, and 3 will use 1:15000 scale.  All other courses will use 1:10000. All maps will be A4 size. Control descriptions will be on the reverse side of the map. Loose control descriptions will be available at the start.

Controls, Start and Finish

Controls will be SportIdent. SI Air (SIAC) will NOT be enabled. A punching start and finish will operate. Start times will be assigned in the days before the competition and will run from 11.00 to 13.30. Courses will close at 15.30. Start times will be published on the Fabian 4 website.

Call-up will be at -3 minutes. Clear and check boxes for SI cards will be located in the call-up area. Loose control descriptions will be available in the start boxes. Competitors will punch the start and then take their maps. It is the responsibility of each competitor to ensure that they have cleared their SI card, that they punch the start and that they check they have taken the correct map.  You must punch the finish to record your finish time.

The Start and Finish are adjacent. There will be a tent where bags may be left.

Download will be at the Assembly. DON'T FORGET TO DOWNLOAD. You must download regardless of whether you complete your course or not.


Tawnawully is open mountain terrain. Weather including mist may be a significant factor.  All competitors must carry a whistle and a cagoule/waterproof jacket.  All competitors must wear leggings. All orienteers will be checked out at the call up to the start and also

checked in at the finish. Please report your SI number when finishing.The safety bearing is South. If you do not reach the finish you must report to the assembly.  

Courses, provisional

Course, Class, Distance, Climb

1, M21E, 12.1K, 570M

2, W21E M21L M18 M20, 7.0K, 340M

3, W20 W18 M21S, 4.8K, 235M

4, M35 M40, 7.5K, 370M

5, M45 M50, 6.9K, 350M

6, M16 W35 W40 W21L, 5.1K, 240M

7, M55 M60, 5.9K, 290M

8, M65 W45 W50 W16, 3.5K, 145M

9, M70 W55 W60 W65, 2.9K, 145M

10, M75 M80 M85 W70, 2.2K, 100M

11, M90 W75 W80 W85 W90, 1.4K, 60M

12, M14 W14 W21S, 3.0K, 90M

13, M12 W12, 2.4K, 60M

14, M10 W10, 1.9K, 35M

Entry on the Day

There will be a limited entry on the day available on courses 13 and 14, Orange and Yellow standard.