Larch Hill Campsite

Larch Hill is one of the National Scout Centres of Scouting Ireland. It is situated on the edge of the Dublin / Wicklow Mountains in a picturesque valley between Kilmashogue and Tibradden mountains 11 kilometres from the centre of Dublin.

We have an 88-acre (35 hectares) campsite, a 26-bed lodge, a 56-bed hostel, and a 28-bed tented village surrounded by natural amenities to enhance your Scouting experience. 


Larch Hill

Larch Hill has 11 fields suitable for camping, giving a total of 17 hectares of campgrounds. If required, Larch Hill can also supply your Group with tentage and other camping equipment during the summer camping season.

Larch Hill’s water is supplied from two deep water wells, this water is tested and analysed on an annual basis. The water is 100% natural with no chemicals or chlorine added. Water taps can be found in most camping fields. 

There is a 3 hectares of forest with small campfire circles dotted along the perimeter and in some of the camping fields. There are also Half Barrels and Stands for fires available from the Campsite reception. The toilet and shower block is located in the main car park, the recently built shower block consists of showers for Scouts and separate showers for Leaders. 

More Campsites


Larch Hill House & Conference Centre 

56 Bed Indoor accommodation

Centenary Lodge

26 bed Indoor accommodation

Hammocking Area 

Toilet & Shower Block

Wet Weather Shelter/Indoor activity area 

Beaver Park 

Fridge/Freezer Room

Campsite Reception

Assault Course

River (River fed Pool)

Campfire Circle

Adirondack Shelters

Recycling Centre


Instructor Led Activities:

  • High Ropes 
  • Archery 
  • Climbing Tower 
  • Abseil  

Self-Led Activities:

  • All self-led activities are free and included in your fee. 
  • Orienteering  
  • Pioneering  
  • Grass Sledging * (€5 per cart or €30 for 6 for 90mins) 
  • Tree Trail  
  • Spotter sheets/booklets 
  • Local hiking routes  
  • Team Skies 
  • Environmental Activities  
  • Gutter ball 
  • Campsite service projects 
  • Human Maze 
  • Indoor Bouldering wall 
  • Indoor climbing wall.  
  • Assault Course  

Corporate, Youth and School Groups

Larch Hill can also cater for non Scout groups, such as, schools, youth groups or corporate clients. This is delivered through Discovered, which delivers quality non formal education through the mediums of Adventure, Environment, Team Challenges and Creative Learning.

For more information, please email 

Contact Larch Hill

Larch Hill International Scout & Guide Centre 
Scouting Ireland, 
Dublin 16, 
Ireland D16 P023 
Tel: +353 (0) 1 4931410 
(Office hours 9.00 to 5.00, Mon to Fri) 
Google Plus Code: 7P38+QF Dublin 16 

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