NI Open Event/SHI



Saturday 9th September 2017

The Northern Ireland Open Event (incorporating the Northern Ireland Long Distance Championships and the Senior Home International)



Nearest town: Enniskillen

Grid Ref H162335  (NIOS Sheet 26)

Directions / Parking

From Enniskillen follow road signs for SLIGO (A4). After approx. 3km take a LEFT turn on to the (A32) towards Florencecourt and Swanlinbar. After a further 6km turn right onto the B52 signposted Florencecourt. Continue past the village for approx. a further 1Km. Look for O signs and a turn LEFT on to a forest road. Follow O signs through several junctions for approx. 1.5Km. Park as directed on road side leaving room for cars to pass. Exit will be a one-way system. Please drive slowly with care and consideration for pedestrians and other forest users.

Assembly will be on a road junction and parking will be on the road side beyond this. Please do not block this junction. Enquiries and DOWNLOAD will be at the Fermanagh Orienteers trailer. Please note the Finish will be some distance from assembly so please remember to download before going back to your car. General information and results will be posted on the side of the trailer. There will be portaloos near the trailer.

Assembly, Start & Finish

Start and Finish will be some distance from Assembly. More details later.

  • SHI Individual Starts Only from 10.00 – 11.00
  • NIOC & EOD Starts from 12.30 – 14.00
  • Prize giving for the NIOC will be between 15.30 – 16.00 at the trailer.


Course Information

Course Scale TD  Age Classes
1 1:15000 5 M21E
2 1:15000 5 W21E


3 1:15000 5 M20E, 21L, 40
4A 1:15000 5 W20E

M18, 20

4B 1:10000 5 M45, 50
5A 1:15000 5 W21L, 35
5B 1:10000 5 M16, 55
6A 1:15000 5 W20


6B 1:10000 5 M60
7A 1:15000 5 W18, 40
7B 1:10000 5 W45


8 1:10000 5  W16, 21S 50, 55, 60
9 1:10000 5 W65, 70, 75, 80, 85, 90

M70, 75, 80, 85, 90

10 1:10000 4 W14


11 1:10000 3 W12


12 1:10000 2 W10


EOD courses – Short Green, Light Green, Orange, Yellow

Please note – M/W20E and M/W21E are Championship courses.

How to Enter

Pre-Entry via Fabian 4

Enter Online

Entries open on Friday 28th July and close on Monday 28th August.

Entry Fees

  • Members: Senior £12  Junior £6  Family £30
  • Non-members: Senior £14  Junior £7  Family £3

There will be no charge for hire of SI cards.

Terrain Description

This is a challenging area; whistles will be compulsory; cags will be required in adverse weather; don’t forget to bring these.

This is mainly open moorland where blanket bog meets limestone terrain. It has good contour detail particularly depression features; some of these are entrances to very deep vertical potholes and cave systems. There will be YELLOW and BLACK tape marking only some less obvious deep potholes.

Competitors are warned to take care crossing depression areas particularly where thick ground cover vegetation or scrub woodland limits visibility. Conditions can be expected to be generally wet underfoot. All courses will finish back in the forest which is typical mature coniferous forest with areas of denser, natural woodland and felled areas.

Contacts / Officials

  • Planners – Robbie Bryson & Phillip McGoldrick
  • Controller – TBC
  • Assistant Controller – Raymond Finlay
  • Organisers – Raymond and Teresa Finlay

Safety and Risk

Participants take part at their own risk and are responsible for their own safety during the event. A comprehensive Risk Assessment will have been carried out by the organisers.


This event is covered by the British Orienteering Public Liability Insurance.


When entering this event your name may appear in the results section of this website or in newspaper reports.