Maps made of the routes for orienteering.

2 orienteering routes creatd for Cork city

An orienteering project has been launched on Leeside to get more people interested in the architectural conservation areas in Cork city.

Cork City Council has launched the Cork City Heritage Urban Orienteering Project, a project developed as a fun outdoor activity suitable for all ages.

There are 2 orienteering routes in the city.

One is through Shandon and the other through the Marsh and South Parish.

These routes highlight wonderful architectural features, such as fanlights, iron railings, bridges, and shopfronts, which can be seen on houses, quaysides and civic buildings.

As part of the project, 2 art competitions were held, and local people were encouraged to draw architectural features that they noticed in these


Almost 100 high quality entries were submitted, and the winning drawings were printed as permanent markers at each orienteer checkpoint location.

The project is delivered by Arbarta Heritage and artist Sheelagh Broderick, who both have a strong track record in facilitating public engagement projects in a variety of settings, with the support of Cork City Council Conservation office.