Ennis Scouts fundraising for new building

Ennis Scouts fundraising for new building


Ennis Scouts will host their first Fundraising Event for a New Hall Development Fund. 

Local talent Socks in The Frying Pan, Janet Woods, Helen Ball, Kate Purcell, The Forever Young Choir and Holy Family Senior Choir are supporting our fundraising efforts by performing on November 10th in the West County. It promises to be a great night of music; tickets are available on Eventbrite, West County Hotel, Scout Leaders or contact Ennis Scouts 1st and 4th Group on Facebook.

A spokeswoman for Ennis Scouts said: “This marks the start of a new venture for Scouting in Ennis, since their foundation in 1932 Ennis Scouts have always had a home on Station Road on the grounds of Ennis Cathedral.  However the building is no longer fit for purpose in the 21st Century.  Plans have been lodged to knock and rebuild existing 1 story structure and replace with a purpose built 2 storey building.”

“Scouting is growing locally with a waiting list of children who wish to experience the Scouting adventure.  This new building gives the opportunity to expand and continue to provide a wide ranging programme of activities to young people from 6 years to 18 years,” she explained.

“Over the coming months we will be asking the Community to support our endeavour with with fundraising, helping out with expertise and advice  or any assistance to help us achieve our aim of providing a new home for Scouting in Ennis. So lets get the project off to a good start with a great night out on the 10 November in the West County,” she said.

The Aim of Scouting Ireland 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.

Getting youngsters involved in outdoor adventures and challenges helps them to achieve these aims and have fun. While enjoying themselves outdoors they will make strong friendships, volunteer in their community, learn adventure skills, travel, become leaders and team-members, and appreciate the importance of our outdoor environment.  Friendships and memories made in Scouts can last a lifetime.

Skills like leading a group, teamwork, planning, project management, dealing with difficulties & weather, packing, budgeting, first aid, cooking, navigation, building structures, volunteerism, and making a shelter will always be useful and underpin future careers and life choices.


Chief Reporter Pat Flynn has worked as a journalist for almost 30 years. His career began during the late 1980s when, like many aspiring radio presenters of the time, he worked for local pirate radio stations in Clare and Limerick. Pat joined Clare FM in 1990 where he worked as researcher initially and later presented several different programmes including the station's flagship current affairs programme. He was also the station's News Editor and Deputy Controller of Programmes. Despite leaving in 2003 to pursue a career as a freelance journalist, he continues to work with the station to this day. As well as being the Clare Herald’s Chief Reporter Pat is also freelance journalist and broadcaster, contributing to Ireland’s national newspapers and is a regular contributor to national broadcasters.