First Day Covers (FDCs)
75th Anniversary of Scouting in Ireland 2002
In 2202 the Irish Post Office, An Post, issued a series of FDCs to mark the 75th anniversary of Scouting in Ireland. Although the merger between the two Irish Scouting associations began in 1999 it was not completed until 2004. At the time of the issue of the FDCs the two associations were known as Scouting Ireland SAI and Scouting Ireland CSI.
Two FDCs were issued in a limited edition numbered folder, 500 folders were issued.
The FDCs were also issued individually.
Individual Scout groups also had the opportunity to have FDCs personalised to their own Scout Group. This one was issued for the 54th/88th Dublin, the group is from Dun Laoghaire.
Birkenhead Jamboree 1929
Probably one of the first postcards produced showing Irish Scouts actually showed Scottish Scouts. The image from the 1929 Jamboree held at Birkenhead, England, produced by a French company captioned on the reverse of the card ‘Le cornemuses irlandaises’ The Irish bagpipes shows five scouts with bagpipes wearing kilts. The Scouts depicted on the card are wearing tartan kilts, Irish Scouts only wore plain green kilts
Lismore Castle 1967
Lismore Castle County Waterford, the Catholic Boy Scouts of Ireland Jamboree was held from July 18th to the 28th and was held in the grounds of the castle.
Scouting for Peace 1985 – 1990
From about 1985 to 1990 a series of Scouting for Peace postcards were issued by the Federation of Irish Scout Associations. Scouts from SAI and CBSI were invited by the Federation of Irish Scout Associations to enter a competition to design a Card for Peace and the winning entries were printed. The card has the name a group of the winner on the back.
The message printed in Irish on the back says ‘Lots of happiness and success for Christmas and the New Year’.
Ballyfin Jamboree 1993
Ballyfin National Jamboree was held in the grounds of Ballyfin College in County Laois, it was the third of a series of four Jamborees organized jointly by the three Irish Scout associations, C.S.I., S.A.I. and Northern Ireland Scout Association.
The Jamboree was held from the 27th of July to the 5th of August 1993.
Punchestown Jamboree 2008
Held at Punchestown County Kildare from the 2nd to the 10th of August 2008. The postcard was postage pre-paid. The card show the various names and badges for the sub-camps at the jamboree. The Jamboree was held to mark the 100th anniversary of Scouting in Ireland.
100th Anniversary of Scouting 2008
Issued by the National Museum of Ireland to mark the 100th anniversary of Scouting in Ireland.