IE – Castle Saunderson


Scouting Ireland


County Cavan
H14 X650

Office Opening Hours

Mon 9.00am – 5.00pm
Tue 9.00am – 5.00pm
Wed 9.00am – 5.00pm
Thur 9.00am – 5.00pm
Fri 9.00am – 5.00pm

Lunch 1.00pm – 2.00pm

Tel: +353 (0)49 389 1204



Castle Saunderson International Scout Centre opened its doors in August 2012. It is a 34-acre site, including camping grounds, forest and a state of the art Hostel and Conference Centre.

Contained on the 34-acre site is the camping area that is capable of having over 1,000 campers on the site at any one time. The camping grounds are fully serviced with drinking water points and access roads for moving camping equipment. There is a toilet and shower block facility solely for the use of campers suitable for 1,000 people. The perimeter of the campsite is sheltered from the elements by forest and there are numerous places for campers to sit and socialise outdoors with an outstanding view down onto the campsites. There are charging points for devices on the front deck area of the building for campers. All of this is available for a camp fee of just €7 per person per night with discounted rates available for Scouts and Guides.

We also offer indoor accommodation at Castle Saunderson. We have sleeping accommodation for up to 66 persons indoors, with bedrooms for 4 and 6 people upstairs, and an 18 bed dorm room downstairs. Indoor guests have full access to indoor toilet and shower facilities, an industrial kitchen, dining hall, and a common room.

The Centre is surrounded by forests containing numerous walking trails including a historic trail around the Castle and Church. The site has access to both a river and a lake which are perfect for water activities.

Mission Statement:

To provide a safe, friendly and secure environment,

for young people to develop through,

the outdoors using the scout method.

Vision Statement:

To be a centre of excellence for young people,

to experience scouting in the outdoors.

Long & Short Term Staff in Scouting Ireland’s National Scout Centres

Are you an adventure seeking scout who wants to make friends, have fun and gain experience?

This year Scouting Ireland’s National Scout Centres are recruiting short-term staff for our Centres across Ireland.

What will I be doing?

We can assure you that no two days will be the same! Our Volunteers are involved in every aspect of running our centres.

You could be doing anything from leading high ropes courses to rafting, checking–in guest and cleaning lodges. You will be helping our visitors have a quality scouting experience at our centres.

Where will I be based?

You will be based on a residential basis in either Castle Saunderson, Mount Melleray or Larch Hill.

More information at:


Castle Saunderson International Scout Centre
Tel: +353 (0)49 389 1204