Category Archives: Fódhla News

News concerning the Fódhla Scout troop

Fodhla Calendar of Events- January to May 2017

Fódhla News

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


12th, Regular Thursday meeting

19th, Regular Thursday meeting

Sat 21st, Commando Course in Lough Dan. TBC

26th, Regular Thursday meeting


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


2nd Regular Thursday meeting

9th Regular Thursday meeting


16th Regular Thursday meeting

23rd Regular Thursday meeting

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

30th meeting- INVESTITURE. Parents welcome


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

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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

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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 […]

Fodhla – Summer Camp 2016

Fódhla News

Gear list
All gear should be packed lined with bin liners in case of heavy rain.
Medication if required – must be brought to attention of Section Leader
Full Sea Scout uniform incl Duck – (excluding black shoes)
Hiking boots
Rain gear (jacket and leggings)
Small rucksack for day trips
Sleeping bag
Ground mat
Bivvy bag
Clothing for ten days (t-shirts, jumpers, shorts, trousers, underwear etc. – but please don’t overpack – remember this is a scout camp, not a family holiday !!)
Warm clothing (fleece, hat etc.)
Old runners
Boating gear (PFD, swimming shorts, boating shoes – flip flops not permitted in boats -, rain gear)
Wash bag/toiletries
Sun cream
Insect repellent
1 Litre. water bottle
Torch (with spare batteries)
Tea towel x2
Spending money (no more than €5)

Mobile phones are NOT PERMITTED on this camp.

If any Scout has to arrive late or leave camp early for any reason, this must be brought to the attention of the Section Leader.

Directions to site will be posted here shortly.

Fodhla Easter Camp – Kit List

Fódhla News

Hi all,
Here is a gear list for Easter Camp. I must emphasize that the scouts will be required to carry all their gear in one bag.
Gear list:
Full Uniform (including Duck)
Hiking boots
Rain gear (top and bottoms)
Adequate rucksack to carry all gear
Sleeping bag
Bivvy bag
Water bottle (1 Litre)
Warm clothing (hat, gloves, scarf, fleece)
Sun cream – you never know !!
Insect repellant
Adequate clothing for 3 night stay
Tea towel
Wash gear
No MOBILE PHONES (they will be confiscated)
Day Bag (small School Bag) to carry rain gear, some clothing and food on hike.

Directions to campsite:

From Enniskerry go towards Powerscourt Gardens. Pass by the main entrance on your right and keep going until you come to the narrow bridge. Just before the bridge the Golden Gates (painted black!) will be on your right. This is the entrance to the camp site. The camp warden will direct you to the Fodhla site. Site 9 on Map. If gates are closed please call me.