Further Appeal For Info Into Vandalism At Dundrum Scout Centre


The management committee at the Scout Centre in Dundrum continues to appeal for information about damage done to the toilet block over the weekend. The incident happened sometime between Friday night and Monday morning – most likely sometime between Sunday and Monday. The access door, the toilet seats and some water piping was damaged. The culprits broke down the door to gain access.

Scouts Groups from all over Ireland have used the facility and this has been beneficial to the local economy according to Joe Kearney, a member of the management committee. The building is approximately 1.5 kilometres from the road but is a well used pathway for walkers and visitors to Bishop’s Wood.

The centre has been in operation since 1995 and Mr Kearney this is the second and worst incident of vandalism – previously a window was broken.
Repairs are estimated to cost between €150 and €300 and Mr Kearney is grateful that staff on the Marlhill Bog Community Employment Scheme may be able to undertake the repairs. The committee will have to divert funds for the repairs from another project which involves replacing the roof on the Weston’s Cottage, another part of the complex, which offers both indoor and outdoor accommodation for scouts.
Gardaí in Tipperary town are investigating the incident and can be contacted by calling 062 80670.