Places To Visit

Lismore - Early on your Camp pay a days visit to Lismore. Visit the Lismore Heritage Centre, which will put your stay in West Waterford in perspective. Swim in the swimming pool on the Ownashad River (provide your own life-guards). Visit the Cathedral and go to the Towers outside Lismore on the Ballyduff Road. The gardens of Lismore Castle are open to the public amble around and see the Castle at close quarters. Call into the Supermarket, in Cappoquin for provisions on your way back to Camp.

Mount Melleray - Make arrangements to visit both the Mount Melleray Scout Centre and Mount Melleray Cistercian Abbey. Enquire about using some of the facilities in Mount Melleray Scout Centre. At the Abbey, pay a visit to the Church and the visitor’s centre. Both are just a short hike along the forest path from the Campsite.

Ardmore - Travel via the Dromana Gate and the beautiful village of Villierstown to the seaside at Ardmore. Swim in the broad Atlantic, (provide your own life-guards). Get a leaflet at the Tourist Office by the beach and do the Ardmore Cliff Walk. See the Round Tower. Go back to the beach and use the fine sandy beach for ball games etc.

Booley House, Ballyduff - Go to the Booley House, Ballyduff for a night tea, scones, apple tart, orange, music, song and Irish Dancing on stage performed to a very high standard – on every Wednesday Night in Summer (Book early). Time: 8:00pm to 11.00pm. 058-54975/60152

Knockmealdown Mountains - Hike in the nearby Knockmealdown Mountains. Visit the Holy Year Cross on Knockboy Hill and the ruin of the old R.I.C. Barracks on the Waterford – Tipperary border. Ask the Site Warden about maps of this area.

Dungarvan - Visit Waterford County Museum (free admission) in the Old Town Hall on Friary St., or the Library on the quay, Johns Castle on the Mouth of the quay looking across at Abbeyside, stay overnight in Abbeyside Scout Den either camping or indoors ask the Site Warden. Avail of a heated Swimming Pool in the Park Hotel. Shop til you drop in the Shopping Centre or see a film in the Cinema.

Clonmel - Heading inland to the Suir Valley Town of Clonmel visit the Cinema, walk along the Medieval Quays on the banks of the Suir, see the Franciscan Friary built in the late 1200’s. A must is the Museum Of Transport or journey further to Cahir and Cashel. 

 Comeragh Mountains - The Comeragh Mountains are also a must to see in this area of the country boasting panoramas including the Atlantic coast to the south and Slieve na Mban in the Galtee mountains north above Clonmel. Sights include pre-historic sites, standing stones, fulachta and the Mahon Falls which are all accessible from the Comeragh Drive.

Clonea Strand - An extensive popular sandy the beach at Clonea beach is wide and more then a mile long, sloping gently. The beach is lifeguarded throughout the bathing season. This beach area is Blue Flagged and during the summer months is patrolled by County Waterford Life Guards. The nearby Clonea Strand Hotel and Leisure Centre has an indoor heated swimming pool and gym. There is also ‘The Play Loft’ where you can enjoy bowling, pool, and arcade games along with the indoor soft play area. Clonea beach can be accessed by driving from Dungarvan east on the R675 towards the coast following signs for Clonea.

Tramore - Tramore is the South East's leading holiday resort, with a complete range of facilities for the visitor to leisure activities such as surfing, hiking, horse riding and golf. As a seaside resort, amenities include sea and freshwater angling, canoeing, diving, surfing and sailing. There is an excellent indoor swimming pool and leisure complex adjacent to Tramore's famous amusement park.

Copper Coast Geopark - is a collaboration of everything that Ireland has to offer, from mountains to sea, from city to village. The road between Tramore and Dungarvan passes through six small villages, from Fenor to Stradbally and shows off glorious views of towering cliffs, sandy coves and caves, all against the brooding backdrop of the Comeragh mountains - This is the Copper Coast. This is an area that richly rewards time spent in exploration. As well as the rugged coastline with its string of little coves, caves and harbours you can visit, in the surrounding area, forests, rivers, bogs and lakes or search out historical sites and monuments dating back as far as 5000 years. Naturally, geologically, archaeologically fascinating; also just a really nice place to be. Ask around and discover the Copper Coast. The Copper Coast European Geopark is one of 17 designated Geoparks in Europe and is the only one in the Republic.

The 4th Waterford Troop (Abbeyside) wish you and your group an enjoyable stay at Glenshelane Scout Campsite & Cabin.

Glenshelane Scout Campsite is a very unique Scout and Guide Campsite situated in the Sunny South East of Ireland near the County Waterford town of Cappoquin.

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stylesAbbeyside Scout Group was founded in 1930. The Scout Den is situated in Sarsfield Street, Abbeyside in the heart of the Village. Abbeyside Scout Group is part of Waterford Scout County in the South Eastern Province of Scouting Ireland.

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