Category Archives: Fódhla News

News concerning the Fódhla Scout troop

Fodhla Summer Sail to Isle of Man July 2017

This gallery contains 122 photos.

Skipper Brian Welsh and his very capable First Mate, Rosemary, kindly offered to take a Fodhla crew for a summer sail to the Isle of Man on their beautiful Moody 333, New Moon. Anna, Laura, Claire and Roísín joined New Moon as crew along with Aine, one of the 8u Calafort Leader Team. We sailed from […]

Fodhla Summer Camp, Lough Boderg, Co.Roscommon

Fódhla News

Fodhla enjoyed a warm and sunny start to summer camp this year, in a beautiful field on the shore of Lough Boderg, Co. Roscommon. 45 scouts, supported by leaders Dara, Declan, Aine and rota of helpful parents, setup Watch tents, dining areas, dug latrine pits and grease pits, before settling down to sailing and rowing on the lake for 10  days. Eoghan Keegan instructed the girls in kayaking skills and brought them on half day trips to explore the lake and its various inlets and local villages. The girls also enjoyed two nights bivvying out in hand-made shelters and the entire group sailed down to Dromad for a day trip and a wander round a few local shops. Camp was struck on a damp day and the girls headed home to hang tents, shower and catch up on some sleep!

Dragon Boating at Grand Canal Dock, July 2017

This gallery contains 30 photos.

18 Fodhla scouts and two leaders, John and Aine, headed into Grand Canal Dock by DART on a beautiful, sunny July afternoon. They were met by Warrant Officer Brian Welsh, who introduced them to Tara and Dympna of the Irish Dragon Boat Association. The scouts were quickly kitted out with paddles, given instruction and a […]

Fodhla Calendar of Events- January to May 2017

Fódhla News

Note that many dates are ‘to be confirmed’ (TBC).

Jan:

12th, Regular Thursday meeting

19th, Regular Thursday meeting

Sat 21st, Commando Course in Lough Dan. TBC

26th, Regular Thursday meeting

Feb:

2nd Regular Thursday meeting

9th Regular Thursday meeting

16th Regular Thursday meeting

Sun 19th -20th Hostel trip to Larch Hill. Meeting Den 1100hrs. Returning by bus, details TBC

Sun 26th Swimming Gala. NAC. TBC

March:

2nd Regular Thursday meeting

9th Regular Thursday meeting

11th LUAS LASRACH. TBC

16th Regular Thursday meeting

23rd Regular Thursday meeting

Sat 25th meeting 2-5pm. Prep for investing.

30th meeting- INVESTITURE. Parents welcome

April:

6th Regular Thursday meeting. Prep for Easter Camp

13th Regular Thursday meeting. Prep for camp

Fri- Mon 14-17th Easter Camp

27th Regular Thursday meeting.

(NOTE: 14 hours boatwork required by all Fodhla and Manannan scouts. Sat and Sunday mornings, usually 11am – 1pm.)

 

Fódhla crews enjoy Long Distance Skiff Race

This gallery contains 10 photos.

Fódhla crew no.1 were ready under the watchful eye of cox Almha for the 11am start of the Long Distance Skiff Race from Dun Laoghaire to the 4th Port Dodder Sea Scout Den (approx. 14km). Conditions were perfect – calm water, light airs and sunshine! Once underway, Fódhla settled into a strong, steady rhythm. The […]

Fodhla Overnight Sail to Malahide on New Moon July 2016

This gallery contains 18 photos.

Fodhla crew enjoyed overnight sail trip to Malahide on yacht New Moon thanks to Skipper Brian Welsh. Crew left Dun Laoghaire on Saturday morning and continued under sail across Dublin Bay, up and around Lambay Island and then in to Malahide by the interesting approach channel before the Spring tide dropped too low over the […]