About us

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Welcome to the website of the 23rd Limerick Scouts- Caherdavin. We’re a very activie group made up of the Chriost Rí Beaver Colony, Clonmacken Cub Pack, Caherdavin Scout Troop, Caherdavin Venture Scout Unit and Caherdavin Rover Scout Crew. We are members of Scouting Ireland, based in Limerick Scout County.

We’re based in the Caherdavin Area in Limerick City. The Group was founded in 1973 (just 3 years after the Parish of Christ the King was founded). Originally our meetings were held in the School’s prefabs but this fell into disrepair so in 1993 we opened our own purpose built Scout Hall. At one stage we had one of the largest Scout Unit in the entire association with two Beaver Colony’s, three Cub Packs, two Scout Troop and a Venturer Group. 

General enquires to Info@CaherdavinScouts.ie

Scouting Ireland is a voluntary, uniformed, non-formal educational movement for young people. The aim of Scouting is to encourage the physical, intellectual, character, emotional, social, and spiritual development of young people so that they may achieve their full potential and, as responsible citizens, to improve society. We do this through the Scout Method.

We currently have around 80 youth members and 17 scouters across 5 sections:

Section age range Meeting Time Section Leader
Beaver Scouts 6, 7, 8 Monday, 7pm-8.30pm Ger Cavanagh
Cub Scouts 9, 10, 11 Tuesday, 7pm-8.30pm Mike O’Halloran
Scouts 11, 12, 13, 14, 15 Thursday, 7.30pm-9pm* Mark Hempenstall
Venture Scouts 15, 16, 17 Thursday, 7.30pm-9pm* Mark Hempenstall
Rover Scouts 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25 Thursday, 7.30pm-9pm* n/a

*There will be no Scout/Venture/Rover meeting on the second Thursday of the month. Details of an alternative meeting time will be sent out earlier in the week

The officers of the group are:

Group Leader Des McKeown
Deputy Group Leader Catherine Clancy
Group Chairperson Tom Synott
Group Secretary Catherine Clancy
Group Treasurer Bridget Laffen
  Tom Synott
Group Quartermaster/Hall Bookings Mike O’Halloran
Group Webmaster Barry Kennedy


We have our own Scout Hall, located on Blackthorn Dr in Limerick

Website Info
This website was created by Barry Kennedy. All inquires relating to the website, social media accounts or photo galleries can be directed to me by email


16 comments on “About us

  1. Hi all,
    I would love my oldest boy to join Scouts.
    We live at Shelbourne Ave, Limerick.
    Coudl we come On Wed 7.30pm (according to schedule), will you direct me please?
    Thank you,

  2. Hi, I’m looking into getting my 7yr old son and 10yr old daughter into scouting. Would like some information regards how it works, how they can join, what costs are, what it involves etc. Thank you.

    • Hi Fiona
      Sorry for the delay in getting back to you
      We are currently closed for the summer Holidays
      We will reopen again in early September and would love for you to call up to the Scout Hall one Tuesday evening between 7pm and 8-30pm where I can talk to you then.Cubs will resume on Tuesday September 9th at 7pm.
      My email is mohalloran1969@gmail.com

      Thanking You

  3. Hello,

    We are one of the three patrols of the pontoise (France) troupe of the european scout group. We are going to Ireland for our big (three weeks) camp, we have raised some money during one year to go there. We will do an « exploration » wich consists in walking a lot and travel by patrols in ireland to discover the country’s specialities. We would like to ask you if we could sleep in your propriety or if you know someone who could maybe accomodate us inside or close to Limerick for one night and in one of these towns for another night : Killaloe/Montpelier/O’Briendsbridge at the 18 and 19 of july (we are 7 scouts in our patrol).We can help you to thank you for your generosity.

    Thank you very much, we remain at your disposal.

    • Hi there
      Thank you for your enquiry about our Hall.
      We would love to be able to help you out and let you stay in our Hall while you are in Limerick.
      If you email me on your details and dates we can take it from there

      Looking forward to hearing from you
      Hall Bookings

      • Hi There again
        Our hall is available on any of the dates you have said and its €5 per person per night.
        We can most certainly help you get in contact with groups around the Killaloe/Montpelier/O’Briendsbridge also.
        Please email me as soon as possible


  4. Hi I am interested in signing my son up for cubs he will be 6 the 21st April.. I would be grateful if you send me and information please. Thanks

    • Hi Helga
      I just saw your message about getting your son into Beavers.Our Beavers meet ever Monday evening from 7pm to 8-30pm at CaherdavinScout Hall.If you call up there any Monday evening they will give you all the details about Beavers and when your son can join.I know there is a waiting list so the quicker you can get hm on this list the sooner he can get in

    • Hi there
      Sorry for the delay in answering you
      if you call up to the scout hall any Monday between 7m and 8-30pm you can meet the Beaver leader and he will tell you when he can take your son in

  5. Hi Des,

    I am a group leader with 7th Kildare Rathangan Scouts and we are looking to bring our scouts to limerick one of the weekends. Is your den available for hire. We are planning to travel on the green bus down. Would it be possible to walk from the bus stop to your den. Thank you.

    Mel Brereton.

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