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Rosses Point Sea Scouts

Thirty years ago, marine archaeologists working near Rosses Point uncovered the wrecked remains of vessels from the ill-fated Spanish Armada that had run aground in storms 500 years previously.

The discovery served to underline the closeness of the relationship between the community of Rosses Point and the surrounding sea.

Today, that tradition is kept alive by the Rosses Point Sea Scouts. For over 40 years the group has passed on the skills and secrets of seafaring to younger generations, even as the passage of time has gently eroded much of the town’s traditional seagoing activity.

They engage in on-going fundraising to try and ensure that the cost of their activity can be kept to a minimum for the families of members and that no children are excluded.

In recent year,the Sea Scouts have expanded to accommodate a wider membership - opening their doors to girls in the early 1980s - and it was clear the group’s original premises were no longer suitable.

Clann Credo’s financial support was required to help upgrade their original premises to ensure they could continue with their invaluable work. The refurbished centre also benefited the wider community and other active groups as the town had no hall or community centre of its own. 



Location: Rosses Point, Co. Sligo

"For over 40 years the group has passed on the skills and secrets of seafaring to younger generations, even as the passage of time has gently eroded much of the town’s traditional seagoing activity."