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Orienteering

Orienteering

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Cork City Council have developed a new fun, outdoor activity for all the family.

Get out and about and explore the newly developed Heritage Orienteering Route that has been developed in Shandon.

The aim of the orienteering route is to raise awareness and celebrate the architectural conservation areas of our city. The route will highlight wonderful architectural features that can be seen on shop fronts, houses and civic buildings such as wrought iron railings, sash windows, intricate stone carvings, fanlights and many other features, some of which are hundreds of years old!  By taking part, you can enjoy the historic urban landscape in a healthy and fun way.

How to Take Part:

Click here to find out more. This page will lead you to the downloadable map and clues that will help you to navigate through the streets of Shandon (an Architectural Conservation Area). By exploring the route, you will find yourself wandering through historic streets and lanes searching out everyday features that may date back hundreds of years. You will also find out some of the stories about the people who once lived and worked here.