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Learn some basic map reading and navigation skills and complete an orienteering course around the grounds of the National Museum of Ireland at Turlough Park in Co Mayo.

This work in the Museum will be supported by staff and students from ATU’s Mayo campus and will coincide with World Orienteering Day.

Activity at a Glance

Level: 4th to 6th Class
Group Size: Classroom Size
Location: Onsite in the grounds of Turlough Park, Co Mayo (dress accordingly)
Duration: 90min, 3 parts
20 min: Introduction to Museum, site and ground rules 
45 min: Orienteering workshop 
20 min: Conclusion
Availability: Thursday 23rd May | Friday 24th May 2024
Times: 10am to 11:30am | 11.30am to 1pm | 1pm to 2:30pm
Booking: Booking required
Accessibility: Q & A


Bookings and Information:

Please complete an online enquiry form and we will be in touch soon.

Alternatively, you can email the Bookings Office at or telephone (094) 90 31751. 

Curriculum Links

PE: Outdoor and Adventure Activities -Outdoor Challenges
Geography: Maps Engage in Practical Use of Maps - Sense of Aerial Perspective – Use Common Map Features - Keys, Index, Grid Reference – Find Features – Measuring
Geographical Investigation Skills - Questioning skills - Observing - Predicting -Investigating and Experimenting - Estimating and Measuring - Analysing - Recording and Communicating

Learning Outcomes

  • Develop a cognitive map of the local area

  • Acquire an ability to understand, develop and use a growing range of maps

  • Develop an ability to acquire, analyse and communicate geographical knowledge

  • Experience enjoyment and achievement through movement

  • Interact and co-operate sensitively with others

  • Develop qualities of self-esteem, self-awareness, confidence, initiative and leadership through movement

  • Develop an understanding of fair play and team spirit through participation and competition

  • Develop positive attitudes towards participation in movement activities

  • Experience adventure and challenge

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Turlough Park,
Co. Mayo,
F23 HY31

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