Clued up songs and poetry in Strokestown


What do Ed Sheeran, Sam Smith and WB Yeats have in common? They’re all poets whose work features in an exciting orienteering event at Strokestown Park House.

  As part of Heritage Week, ‘Orienteering Meets Poetry’ takes place on Saturday, 19th of August when families will be challenged to find hidden clues dotted along the paths in the grounds of Strokestown Park House. The trail is around 1.5km long and suitable for wheelchairs and buggies.

  Participants will receive a map and clues to navigate their way around the course, with snippets of poetry and words from popular songs hidden at various stops. An adult must accompany children, although the challenge is suitable for everyone and is untimed, so you can walk, jog or take your time to enjoy the lovely surroundings. 

  ‘Orienteering Meets Poetry’ is a free event, taking place between 11 am and 1 pm (you can start at any time between those times) on 19th of August. Successful orienteers will go into a draw for poetry-inspired prizes. Booking on 087-4110293.