Ballyhornan is a residential centre owned and maintained by those from the Down and Connor Diocese of Scouting Ireland. Our 5 blocks are names after some of the famous Mourne Mountains based in Newcastle co down. You can see the outline of our centre above. We have a total of 56 beds based in Binnian & Commedagh. Meelbeg is our leaders hut that has a ‘Scout Free Zone.’ Bearnagh is equipped with an industrial kitchen and canteen area.
Please remember to bring sleeping bags, bed sheets and pillows when staying at the centre. (NOT PROVIDED FOR YOU)
The main hall is at the heart of our centre. It is located in Donard Block and it measures 17 x 9m. It is equipped with a projector screen (No projector.) Indoor heating, Toilets, games cupboard, 50 conference chairs, 6 folding tables.
The hall has been used for a number of different things when being used by different groups. Its been used for conferences, meetings, training, games, movie nights etc. If you need any additional things added to the hall such as flipchart ask upon request and we will try our best to meet your needs.
The hall has one rule No BALL GAMES ALLOWED in Hall!!
Commedagh is our biggest accommodation block equipped with 32 beds. Bedrooms from two, three, six and one large room of ten. In 2019 it was equipped with new showers, toilets and new mattresses.
Binnian is our smaller accommodation block equipped with 24 beds. It comes with a small industrial kitchen and canteen that caters for 24 people. in 2019 it was equipped with new showers, toilets and mattresses.
Bearnagh is where you can find our modern/ industrial kitchen/ canteen. It caters for 40 participants with dishes, seats, cutlery etc.
Meelbeg- Leaders Accommodation
Meelbeg is equipped with 7 beds and is a ‘Scout free zone’. It is equipped with a small kitchen for the private hidden snacks of scouters. It is the best place to relax for a cuppa. In 2019 it was fitted with new toilets, showers & mattresses. It has indoor heating but in the leaders common area there is a wood fire that can be lighten on them extra warm nights. Firewood for this costs additional £3 per bag Available on request. (NO other wood can be used in the woodfire)
Shopping- Ardglass & Strangford are the best places to find a supermarket facilities.
Rubbish- Please put all rubbish in black bins provided on site!