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Easter Camp 2024 – Fódhla

Fódhla News, Group News

We will all meet at the den at 9AM on Friday before leaving for camp. We will have a luí isteach and take a roll. Please let one of the leaders know before you leave. On Monday, everyone will be dropped back to the den and can be collected from there. Those giving lifts on Monday can collect the scouts at 11AM from Powerscourt. We will also need help bringing gear/rubbish back.

In previous years, the way in to Powerscourt was via the Golden Gates. This year they have changed it to the other end, here: https://maps.app.goo.gl/odykm59z1vhDCWGg7

All scouts will be dropped off at these gates and walk to our site. If you have helped transport gear, like tents and food, you can leave it at the gates and the leaders will transport it back to our site. It will be very busy so please don’t stay too long. Other troops will also be arriving the same day and we do not wish to block the road.

Lifts are hugely appreciated for both days. Please let your scout know if you can provide lifts for either day and they can be organised by watch at the meeting this Thursday.

If you have not paid or given us an Activity Consent Form, please have your scout bring them this Thursday.

Below is the gear list for Fódhla.

Full uniform  

Packed lunch for Friday  


Water bottle (1 Litre) 

Day Bag (Bigger than 10L) 


Hiking boots 

Spare shoes 

Sleeping bag 

Ground mat 

Rain gear (top and bottoms) 


Underwear & Socks  



Spare jumper 

Hat, gloves, scarf, fleece 

Wash gear and towel, dry shampoo 

Torch/Head torch 

Sun cream 

Sun hat  

Personal First Aid Kit 

Tea Towel 

Money (no more than €5) 

Mobile phones are NOT PERMITTED on this camp and will be confiscated for the duration of camp. 

Any electronic items such as iPods, kindles and smart watches will be the Scouts own responsibility and there are no charging facilities. 

Easter Camp 2024

Fódhla News, Group News, Manannán News

Once again Fodhla and Mananán will be camping in Powerscourt this Easter.

DATES: 29 March – 1 April

Lifts will be organised in each troop. More details will be emailed to you or posted on the website.

All scouts must have a completed Activity Consent Form and Managing Medications Form if they take any regular medication.

Manannán Easter Camp 2023 details

Manannán News

Manannán will be camping in Powerscourt Demesne over Easter weekend, from Friday 7 until Monday 10 April.

Scouts must come down to the Den on the Friday in full uniform, with hiking boots instead of black shoes.


We will be meeting in the Den at 1000hrs on Friday, with lifts leaving for Powerscourt between 1030hrs and 1100hrs once personal gear has been checked and group equipment loaded. We expect to be leaving Powerscourt on Monday April at 1100hrs, and finished putting equipment away in the Den at 1230hrs. Watch Leaders will arrange lifts to and from Powerscourt for their watches.


Click here for directions to the gate into Powerscourt Demesne. From here, you will be directed to the Manannán campsite.

Gear List:

Each Scout must have every item on this list to be permitted to go on this trip; Watch Leaders will be checking gear before departure from the Den on Friday.

Medication if required – MUST be brought to attention of Section Leader

Packed lunch for Friday

Full uniform (excluding black shoes)

Manannán training top (except new members)

Sleeping bag

Ground mat

Small rucksack for hike

Hiking boots

Rain gear (top and bottoms)

Water bottle (min. 1 litre)

Warm clothing (hat, gloves, scarf, fleece)

Adequate clothing for 3 nights (spare trousers, boxers, socks, t-shirts, spare jumper)

Plate, bowl, cup, knife, fork, spoon

Tea towel (for Watch)

Wash gear, towel


Sun cream, insect repellent

No more than €5 spending money

Mobile phones ARE NOT PERMITTED on this trip. Scouts who need to contact home during the trip can do so through the Section Leaders.

Easter Camp 2013

Fódhla News


Meet in den at 10:15 tomorrow with all your gear.  You do not have to travel in Uniform, but MUST have it with you, including Duck.  You may wear hiking boots (not wellies) as part of the uniform instead of black shoes for Mass on Sunday.

We will load trailer and leave for Powerscourt at 10:30.

Directions: Through Enniskerry heading for Powerscourt Gardens.  Pass by the entrance to the gardens and keep the wall on your right.  Golden Gates (coloured black !!) will be on your right, just before narrow bridge.  Gates should be open with Warden in attendance.  If not, call me.

We will leave site on Monday at 13:00 provided site is clear and is left as, or better than, when we arrived. ———- Leave no trace —————-



Easter Camp Gear List

Manannán News

  • Sleeping Bag
  • Ground Mat
  • Torch
  • Rain Gear (bottoms and top)
  • Hiking Boots
  • Small Rucksack (for hike)
  • Knife, fork, spoon, cup, plate, bowl
  • Change of clothes for 4 days (eg. trousers, jumpers, t-shirts, boxers, socks)
  • Warm Jumper
  • Scout Uniform (excluding shoes and hat)
  • Hat, gloves
  • Towel
  • Tea Towels
  • Packed Lunch for Friday
  • Water Bottle
  • Spending Money (no more than €5)
  • Wash Kit
  • Plastic bags for wet/dirty clothes
  • Electronic equipment brought at own risk

No Mobile Phones (they will be confiscated for the duration of camp)