Northern Ireland Open Event/SHI

Fermanagh Orienteers welcome you to Co Fermanagh on September 9th/10th for the NI Open Event and the Senior Home International Competition.

The Open Event/SHI on Saturday will use an updated Florencecourt/Gortalughany map. It will include courses for all age classes competing in the Northern Ireland Championships  and also a limited range of Colour Coded courses suitable for beginners and progressing orienteers.

The Senior Home International Competition is a 2 day event. The Individual event will take place on Saturday morning before the Open Event begins in the early afternoon. The Senior Home International Relays will take place on Sunday morning at Castle Saunderson Scout Centre on the Fermanagh/Cavan border.

It is hoped that an EOD score event will be offered at Castle Saunderson, when the relays are over, to local orienteers and anyone staying over for the weekend.

For full details please visit the Northern Ireland Open/SHI Event Page


Sunday Activities

These are a series of activities to suit beginners and families with young children.

Sunday  2nd April    Lakeland Forum, Enniskillen

Sunday  9th April    Forthill Park, Enniskillen

Sunday  23rd April   Castle Archdale Country Park

All activities start at 2.00pm.  Cost £3


NICS 1 Saturday 25th February 2017  

Venue: Castle Saunderson Demesne, Co Cavan   NIOS Sheet 27 GR H 417200

Castle Saunderson can be approached from Belturbet, Newtownbutler, Clones or Cavan town. It is a national Scout Centre and is signposted from major roads – entrance is off the main Clones to Butlers Bridge Road – N54.

The assembly and car parking will be adjacent to this splendid Scouting Ireland facility. A charge of £1 will be levied on all competitors. This will cover parking and access to toilets and showers and will be collected at registration.


Follow a taped route to the Start 100m from the car park. Finish will be close to Assembly/car parking.

Terrain notes

The map was surveyed by Pat Healy in November 2012 and updated in 2014, 2015 and January 2017. This one-time grand demesne consists of some rough grazing parkland near the old castle and large areas of mainly Sitka Spruce plantation with mixed runnability. Recent forest operations have created many new extraction tracks, only some of which are approximately mapped.  Some areas of older deciduous and coniferous trees are badly invaded by rhododendron. Courses have been planned to make best use of the runnable areas of woodland and route choice options around the plentiful forest roads and tracks.


White                   1.5km                    50m       1:7500

Yellow                  1.7km                    60m       1:7500

Orange                 2.6km                    85m       1:10000

Lg Orange            3.2km                    90m       1:10000

Lt Green               3.1km                    75m       1:10000

Green                   4.3km                    90m       1:10000

Blue                       6.0km                    140m     1:10000

Brown                   7.6km                    150m     1:10000

Entry Fees


Senior £8             Junior £4              Unwaged £6       Family £20


Senior £10           Junior £5              Unwaged £8       Family £25

Please note: £1 access fee for all competitors (showers included).


There will be light refreshments available in aid of the Junior Squad.