This winter we aren't hibernating!

posted Nov 4, 2015, 12:18 PM by Admin FSC   [ updated Nov 4, 2015, 12:21 PM ]

Unlike previous years where we closed from mid November to early March this year we have decided to stay open throughout Winter (Christmas week excepted).  So if you want a day visit or a winter weekend in the cottage go to the online booking page and make a booking request. 

Our wonderful volunteer Maintenance Team

posted Feb 18, 2015, 1:58 PM by Admin FSC

The Centre might close to visitors during Winter but it never really shuts down. Every Tuesday during Winter come rain, hail or snow our dedicated team of volunteers on the Maintenance Team are out at the Centre carrying out essential repairs and upgrade work on the site. Take a look at some of what they have got up to this Winter.

Stats and nothing but the stats

posted Nov 24, 2014, 8:26 AM by Admin FSC

The 2014 season is over and the stats are in, this year has been one of our busiest on record. Looking forward to an even busier 2015 season! Remember although we are closed to groups until  March 6th our booking system remains open to handle enquiries and booking requests.

47 = number of bookings taken during 2014 season 
1347 = number of people that visited 
1070 = number of people that stayed at least one night 
277 = number of people attending day only events 
129 = number of nights the Centre was used for over the 2014 season
3197 = number of bed nights at the centre
17 = number of nights that the longest stay group spent at the Centre
110 = biggest group size that included at least one overnight
246 = biggest group size for a day only event

End of 2014 Season

posted Nov 18, 2014, 7:22 AM by Admin FSC   [ updated Nov 18, 2014, 7:27 AM ]

After 8 & 1/2 months, 47 Groups and 1347 guests the 2014 season has drawn to a close. We open again on the 6th of March 2015. While we are closed the maintenance and development work on the Centre continues, this years big project is the installation of a new toilet block and disabled shower & toilet facility. Thank you to everyone who stayed at Fota over the 2014 season and we hope to see you again in the near future. Don't be worried that you can't make a booking for 2015 until we open again, we continue to take booking requests submitted through the online booking page while we are closed.

Autumn 2014

posted Sep 16, 2014, 1:30 PM by Admin FSC

The Autumn season at the Centre is now very nearly full. Only 4 weekends left: 10 -12 Oct, 24-26 Oct, 31 Oct - 02 Nov and 14 -16 Nov. Next year is starting to fill up as well, number of enquiries and confirmed bookings made this week by Groups. If you want a summer camp at Fota in 2015 now's the time to think about it.

2014 Bookings

posted Jan 28, 2014, 1:40 PM by Admin FSC   [ updated Jan 29, 2014, 1:58 AM ]

We are open from 1st March to 16th November and bookings are coming in fast and furious. If you are planning your summer or weekend camp now is the time to get your booking in to avoid disappointment.

Last Minute Booking Offer

posted Apr 11, 2013, 3:59 AM by Admin FSC

Due to a late cancellation the cottage and camping facilities are available for this weekend. 50% off camp fees for interested groups. For more information please contact

Summer Bookings Filling Fast

posted Feb 5, 2013, 8:15 AM by Admin FSC

Haven't booked your trip to Fota Scout Centre yet? Why not check out our online calendar to see what dates are available & book online!! Dates are filling up, so avoid disappointment!

The Gathering 2013

posted Jan 26, 2013, 9:51 AM by Admin FSC   [ updated Jan 26, 2013, 10:03 AM ]

As part of The Gathering 2013 celebrations Fota Scout Centre is offering discounts to Irish Scout & Guide Groups hosting non Irish Scout / Guide members at a joint camp during 2013. This offer is also open to non Irish Scout / Guide groups staying at Fota without an Irish host. Please email us to find out more details on discount etc. Offer also applies to Groups that have already made a booking at Fota and meet the criteria for a discount.

Wondering what to do now Jamboree 2013 is cancelled?

posted Nov 26, 2012, 11:44 AM by Admin FSC

With the unfortunate news this morning that Jamboree 2013 in Stradbally has been cancelled, it's time to get working on other ideas for Summer Camp 2013. Why not book Fota and enjoy your Summer Camp with us.....Bookings are coming in fast - book early to avoid disappointment.

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