About Castle Saunderson
International Scout Centre
Castle Saunderson opened in August 2012 and is a fully modern building, with sleeping accommodation for 46 persons.
The facilities are second to none. Contained on the 34 acre site is separate Camping areas that will be capable of having over 1,000 campers on site at any one time. The sites will be fully serviced with water points and roadways to enable access for camping Equipment.
The centre can be be booked on a per room per night basis. The cost of a four bed dorm is €54 per night and the cost of a six bed dorm is €81 per per night (Scout & Guide Rates). There are nine bed rooms that sleep 4 persons and two bed rooms that sleep 6 persons. The campsite reception building which will house a state of the art Kitchen with Servery, a dining hall and common areas. The building also has 4 large training rooms ideal for training courses or conferences.
There is a Toilet Block and Shower Block solely for the use of Campers on the site with sufficient capacity to cater for 1,000 persons on site.A wet weather Shelter which can be easily cater for everyone on site if the weather was playing up, which is not unusual for Scouting Events. Within the wet weather Shelter will be a Climbing wall and this will be the base for other indoor activities.
All around the perimeter of the building with is sheltered from the elements there is numerous places to sit and socialize in the out of doors with an outstanding view down onto the campsites. The site is surrounded by forest with numerous trails and of course the site is surrounded by water which will be excellent for water activities.
To provide a safe, friendly and secure environment,
for young people to develop through,
the outdoors using the scout method.
To be a centre of excellence for young people,
to experience scouting in the outdoors.
The Centre was inaugurated by President Michael D. Higgins on 18th August 2012 along with The Chief Scout of Scouting Ireland Michael John Shinnick, Cavan County Manager Jack Keyes, Ministers Nelson McCausland, Jonathan Bell and Jennifer McCann from the Northern Ireland Executive, Colin Lammey, Chief Commissioner with the Scout Association Northern Ireland (SANI) and Pat Colgan Chief Executive of the SEUPB. The development of the project has been supported by the EU’s PEACE III Programme, managed for the Special EU Programmes Body by Cavan County Council.