Well done to all involved in creating and setting up the new permanent orienteering courses (POCs), in Hellfire and Massy's Estate, in conjunction with the Dublin Mountain Partnership and Coillte. About 50 controls have been placed in these two areas. Philip Brennan was liaison with Dublin Mountains Partnership and along with Dave Weston and Brian Power agreed courses and sites for the controls. Dave and Philip even took on the task of digging in some of the stakes themselves with picks and shovels. All stakes are now placed on site with Orienteering markers on them. Maps and courses can be downloaded from the Coillte Outdoors website.
A POC is a number of permanent control points each with a wooden post, a red/white orienteering logo and a code number. Many different orienteering routes can be created using these permanent controls and maps can be downloaded from the Coillte Outdoors website at Hell Fire Club & Massy's Estate.
This is the first of a series of courses to be launched by Coillte in 2009. Two more are planned for Three Rock and Corrigolligan later in the year.