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Peter Dixon, Chief Scout Scouting Ireland receives his Shsmrock from Fr. Tom McNulty at the Blessing of the Shamrock Ceremony held after 11.30 Mass in St. Patrick's.

Peter Dixon, Chief Scout Scouting Ireland receives his Shsmrock from Fr. Tom McNulty at the Blessing of the Shamrock Ceremony held after 11.30 Mass in St. Patrick's.

Hand in Hand....Castletown Ladybird Unit arrive for the Blessing of the Shamrock Ceremony held after 11.30 Mass in St. Patrick's.

Hand in Hand....Castletown Ladybird Unit arrive for the Blessing of the Shamrock Ceremony held after 11.30 Mass in St. Patrick's.

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Peter Dixon, Chief Scout Scouting Ireland receives his Shsmrock from Fr. Tom McNulty at the Blessing of the Shamrock Ceremony held after 11.30 Mass in St. Patrick's.

Since the reforming of the St. Patricks Unit, the scouts have continuously paraded for the previous forty nine years from Scout Hall on the Castletown Road to St. Patricks Cathedral on the national holilday to receive blessed shamrock before returning to their premises.In recognition of the golden anniversary a number of former scout members from 1st, 2nd, and 5th

A fifty year tradition continued following 11.30 a.m.Mass in St. Patrick’s Cathedral last Wednesday when blessed shamrock was presented to local scouts, girl guides and brownies.

Since the reforming of the St. Patrick’s Unit, the scouts have continuously paraded for the previous forty nine years from Scout Hall on the Castletown Road to St. Patrick’s Cathedral on the national holilday to receive blessed shamrock before returning to their premises.

In recognition of the golden anniversary a number of former scout members from 1st, 2nd, and 5th Louth Units attended the ceremony.

Last Wednesday’s presentation ceremony took place on the steps of the Cathedral following St. Patrick’s Day mass which was concelebrated by Rev. Fr. McNulty who presented shamrock to Former Chief Scout, Peter Dixon, Acting Group Leader, Gerry Finnegan, Guide Commissioner, Marie Flynn and County Commissioner, Yvonne Lawrence.

In turn they presented the shamrock to the scouts of 1st, 2nd and 5th Louth Units and Castletown Guides and Brownies as well as Buion Setanta and 11th Louth Unit who were invited to attend the ceremony to join in the anniversary ceremony.



Following the presentation of shamrock the scouts, guides and brownies returned to Scout Hall on the Castletown Road where they raised the tricolour.