Sea Scout Rowing Regatta: August 2017

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Comhghairdeachas to all Manannán crews on a very successful day at the Sea Scout Rowing Regatta 2017 in Dún Laoghaire: Skiff u13 – 1st Skiff u14 – 1st Skiff u15 – 1st Skiff u16 (pair oar/cox) – 2nd Skiff u17 (Woodlatimer Trophy) – 1st Skiff u18 (pair oar/cox) – 1st Punt u16 – 1st (Pierce) Kayak […]

Fodhla Summer Sail to Isle of Man July 2017

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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

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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

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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 […]