Welcome to Curragchase Scout Centre's new website. We are still working on parts of out site so please find a contact email for more details on each page for the moment. We will be adding all the time. We will also be getting pictures up as soon as we have them.

Curraghchase Scout Centre is situated at the heart of the gateway to Ireland only 20 kilometres from Limerick City, between the towns of Adare and Askeaton. (O.S. Map R 399 486).

It forms the basis for any group wishing to organise a good camp and at the same time take the opportunity to be able to tour the west coast of Ireland from a central base. Only one hour from Killarney, Tralee and the Burren just three of Irelands most beautiful points

The Forest Park, consisting of 600 hectares of forest, was once the estate of the De Vere family and is famous for its ornamental gardens and arboretum. The Centre, once the home of the head gardener, is now the property of Scouting Ireland. The park has a fantastic amount to offer any scout group from the young to the old. There are kilometres of walk ways through the forest, and it makes an ideal base for any group wishing to test their backwoods skills as it offers ideal cover for Bivying, backwoods cooking and many more for a scouts imagination

The Scout Centre itself is situated in the heart of Curraghchase Forest Park it offers a nice tranquil setting which is ideal for a successful camp.

Locally, there is plenty to do and see. Adare, one of Ireland's most beautiful villages, is home to the ruins of castles and monasteries; there are also many other visitor attractions within a short distance of the Centre.

At the centre we do our very best to make sure your stay is an enjoyable and memorable one. We help take the pressure of trying to organise a camp especially for foreign troops. If you wish we will

  • organise and book the activities listed
  • book transport if required
  • give advice to groups wishing to do hiking, advise on safe routes, campsites etc we also have a limited supply of laminated maps available for use
  • provide advice for groups wishing to see the main visitor attractions the west coast has to offer 
  • We have a limited supply of cookers for groups wishing to hire them( we do not supply pots or pans)
  • For the larger groups 50+ persons we can arrange a bulk buy shopping facility in the local shop at very reasonable rates

We take the time to help each group plan their stay and get the most out of their time in Ireland. No matter what your request just ask.

For those looking for more adventure there are several activities operating nearby. Check out more on the site as to what there is to offer.