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Scouting from Cadgers Pass to the Long Womans Grave

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Members of 1/2/5 Louth Scouts enjoying their ramble in the Cooley Mountains.

Members of 1/2/5 Louth Scouts enjoying their ramble in the Cooley Mountains.

Members of 1/2/5 Louth Scouts enjoying their ramble in the Cooley Mountains.

Members of the 1/2/5 Louth Scouts recently decided to sample the fresh mountain air and stretch their legs to embark on a 10 kilometre walk which took them from Ravensdale, up Cadgers pass, then onto Carnawaddy (reported burial place of Bran, Fionn Mac Cumhaills dog) and finally down to the Long Womans Grave.

Along with navigational skills being exercised, local history and folklore was rambled on about!

With stories of the cadgers, Fionn Mac Cumhaill, Cuchulainn, Poc Fada and the Long Woman being mentioned along the way, time passed quickly.

It is a more than interesting way to spend your spare time, so if you are aged between 8 and 18, you are eligible to join one of these scout sections. If interested, phone the number below for more information.

1/2/5 Louth Scouts are also seeking additional leaders to compliment its current team, ideally you would have been a past member of the unit, or from a scouting background. Again, contact the number below if interested.

Next year 2004, St. Patrick’s Unit, 1/2/5 Louth, Dundalk are celebrating their 50th anniversary.

If you were a member in those 50 years and would like to be informed of or take part in the celebration, contact Gerry on 087 783 9649.