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First Orienteering of the Year

I had a lovely day for the first Family Fun Orienteering event of the year, at Moore Hall on Saturday. We enjoyed a clear blue sky, on a crispy cool winter’s day, but with no rain.

Participating families had to find the ten markers placed around the woodlands surrounding the ruined house, but there was more. They also had to bring me back an oak leaf, a photo of a nest and tell me which bat is most particularly associated with the site.

The Lesser Horseshoe Bat is the one in question and I would recommend you go along to the ruined house on a summer’s night to watch the bats as they exit the window spaces in large numbers to go feeding at night fall. It’s a great sight.

I hope you’ll join one of my orienteering events that will be held at various locations throughout Mayo over the year ahead. The kids love it and it’s good exercise for them too!

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Family Fun Orienteering, Moore Hall

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Family Fun Orienteering, Moore Hall, Co. Mayo

Saturday, January 29th, will see our first Family Fun Orienteering event of 2011. Come along to Moore Hall, outside Carnacon, south Mayo, for a few hours outdoor fun with the children.

Meeting time is 2 pm at the car park. Bring warm clothes and decent footwear, plus your camera. If you are not familiar with Moore Hall, the ground is a mix of reasonable forest tracks, some smaller tracks and some rough trails through the trees. Small children in buggies are most welcome, although they won’t be able to go everywhere.

Please call or leave a comment here if you would like to come along. There is a charge of Euro 15 per family.

Tel. 094 – 9027797.  Mob. 086 – 8318748

Location :

Moore Hall is just outside Carnacon on the shores of Lough Carra in south Mayo. Driving south from Castlebar on the Ballinrobe road, there in a brown tourist sign to the left at Ballintubber, showing Ballintubber Abbey and Moore Hall on it.

At the Abbey, the road swings left 90 degrees. At the first cross roads, turn right. Drive on to Carnacon village, where you turn right again. At the next junction, turn right before the little bridge. Moore Hall car park is on the right, after 300 m.

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