Units and Groups
Below is a list of all the Scout Groups that registered with the Catholic Boy Scouts of Ireland between 1927 and 1965. The groups with * were defunct, although listed as defunct in 1965 many groups re-formed. The 11th Belfast were defunct in 1965 but re-formed in 1976 and celebrated their 50th anniversary in 2016.
Arch Diocese of Armagh
Diocese of Clogher
Diocese of Cloyne
Diocese of Cork
A Patrol from the 1st Cork (Cathedral) bake scones in a biscuit-tin oven at a camp for Cathedral Troops (Cork) held near Tralee County Kerry in 1963. (Patrol Leader Patrick O’Hare second from left).
Dominick F. Murphy (c. 1918 – 1 June 2009). He was an Irish Labour Party politician and trade union official. He was a member of Seanad Éireann from 1954 to 1969. He was first elected to the 8th Seanad in 1954 by the Labour Panel, and was re-elected at the 1957, 1961 and 1965 elections. He lost his seat at the 1969 Seanad election. He was a member of the Transport Salaried Staffs' Association and was vice president (1963–64) and president (1964–65) of the Irish Congress of Trade Unions.
The 15th Cork Saint Finbarr’s winners of the Cork Diocesan Shield in 1949.
On the 23rd of July 1933 the investiture of 18th (Saint Patrick’s Fermoy) Cork Troop took place in the grounds of Saint Patrick’s Church Fermoy. The Troop was run by Scout Masters D. Morrison and M. Power.
Some of the 18th (Saint Patrick’s Fermoy) Cork Troop being invested.
Eagle Patrol of the 20th Cork on Brownsea Island in July 1966. From left, P. Sexton, A. Buckley, N. Adair, J. Johnson, P. Lehane, P O’Driscoll, J. Murphy and N. O’Sullivan.
21st Cork Saint Patrick’s winners of the Cork Diocesan Shield in 1950.
Diocese of Ross
Diocese of Down and Connor
Archdiocese of Dublin
The 2nd Dublin Troop Catholic Boy Scouts of Ireland pictured in 1932 with Father Stanislaus.
Scouts from the 7th Dublin (Saint Mary’s College Rathmines) receive first aid instructions from Dr. Conal Hooper. (Picture taken in 1966).
Liam Cosgrave served as Taoiseach from 1973 to 1977 and as a Teachta Dála from 1943 to 1981. He played an important role as Minister for External Affairs in establishing Ireland’s United Nations position. However, his first international experience was in Scouting. Liam Cosgrave was a Scout in the 52nd Dublin Harrington Street Troop of the Catholic Boy Scouts of Ireland (CBSI) and in 1934 as a thirteen year old he joined 600 other Scouts of CBSI on a historic pilgrimage to Rome on the liner RMS Lancastria. The young Liam was accompanied on the trip by his father William T. Cosgrave who served as first President of the Executive Council of the Irish Free State from 1922 to 1932.
On the pilgrimage were many other Scouts who went on to play important roles in Irish political, social and literary life. These included: Brendan Corish leader of the Labour Party who went on to be Tánaiste in Liam Cosgrave’s Government.
Winners of the Dublin Diocesan Shield 1963. Fox Patrol 72nd Dublin (Raheny). Left to right: back row Allen Byrne, Eric Duffy, Patrol Leader Brendan Redmond, Kieran Barry, Brian Shieran. Front, Liam Cartwright and Eamonn McKiernan.
The competition took place in June 1963 at Larch Hill. Six Patrols took part in the competition, 1st (Fairview), 10th (Aughrim Street), 43rd (High Street), 64th (Merchant’s Quay), 72nd (Raheny) and 82nd (Drimnagh). The six Patrols were chosen by the Diocesan Commission during their annual inspection from 54 active Troops with over 220 Patrols.
Blackrock College Scout den 1965
In 1965 due to increasing numbers the Blackrock College Troop started a second Troop, the new Troops was called Our lady of Good Council. The Scout master of the second Troop was Peter Fleming who had served as Assistant Scout Master with the first Troop.
The 89th Dublin (Polio Fellowship) pictured in Limerick in 1966.
1st Greystones CBSI about 1930
Diocese of Limerick
Diocese of Waterford and Lismore
Diocese of Achonry
Diocese of Ardagh and Clonmacnoise
Archdiocese of Cashel and Emly
Diocese of Clonfert
Diocese of Derry
Diocese of Dromore
Diocese of Elphin
Diocese of Ferns
Diocese of Galway
Diocese of Kerry
Diocese of Kildare and Leighlin
Diocese of Killala
Diocese of Killaloe
Diocese of Kilmore
Diocese of Meath
Diocese of Ossory
Diocese of Raphoe
Archdiocese of Tuam
Scouting Ireland Groups
Listed below are all the Scouting Ireland Scout groups we could find in existence between 2010 and 2015. As far as we know all these groups issued badges. If there is a group we have missed please let us know using the Contact Us link on the left.
Antrim and Down (20 Groups)
Armagh (2 Groups)
Carlow Kilkenny (14 Groups)
Cavan Monaghan (14 Groups)
Clare (14 Groups)
Cork (62 Groups)
Derry (4 Groups)
Donegal and Tyrone (16 Groups)
Dublin (115 Groups)
Galway (21 Groups)
Kerry (13 Groups)
Kildare (21 Groups)
Laois Offaly (12 Groups)
Leitrim and Fermanagh (9 Groups)
Limerick (19 Groups)
Longford and Roscommon (6 Groups)
Louth (13 Groups)
Mayo and Sligo (17 Groups)
Meath (19 Groups)
Tipperary (12 Groups)
Waterford (17 Groups)
Westmeath (6 Groups)
Wicklow and Wexford (28 Groups)