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12-03-2008, 21:31   #16
 
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Ballyfin '93 on Wikipedia
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I remember this. I was with a Dublin Troop Portmarnock on the Jamboree. But my former troop 1st/2nd/3rd Derry build a double decker icelantic platform allowing them to pitch 2 tents on the platform doubleing their sleeping tents.

Stevie M was the leader as far as far as I can remember. I was a great pioneering project, well done all.
I was part of the 1st Derry troup that built the tent platform, I had blisters from doing all the lashings. Stevie Mallet was our leader.

We pitched two icelantic tents on top and underneath we had our cookhouse and dining area. We managed to "acquire" plywood from the main stage to make the platform.

I'd love to get my hands on some photos of it. I'm a scout leader in England now and when I tell our scouts about it they tend to be a bit incredulous.

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Fifteen years ago... Reading the above posts brings back great members and makes me think it was all worthwhile... Thanks for the great memories...

Kiernan Gildea
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Ballyfin '93

p.s. Makes me think I might organise a reunion at Jamboree 2008 in Punchestown...
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For photos of the Jamboree link to : http://www.facebook.com/album.php?ai...8&l=3e12ccbcef
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This is fantastic!

34th/161st (i was 161st) balbriggan Venture Scouts! Conn all the way!!!
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26-07-2013, 00:18   #21
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Ballyfin '93 opened today, 20 Years ago... It was an honour and a privilege for me to be part of your lives for those days...

"The Spirit Lives On" - Ballyfin's Jamboree Song.

The Spirit lives on and we're stronger than ever before,
We're bigger today and tomorrow we're going to be more,
We can't keep it in, got to shout, sing it out in a song,
We're growing all over the World.....
The Spirit Lives On

The Spirit lives on like a big yellow sun watch it shine,
Touching the World and touching the thoughts in our minds,
Shining forever where ever the Spirit is strong,
The third Jamboree, Ballyfin....
The Spirit Lives On

We're proud of the past and it feels like we've only begun,
It only gets better the longer and stronger we run,
With faith at the start and God in our hearts and our song,
Everyone knows when it shows.....
The Spirit Lives On

The first, the second and we're at the third Jamboree,
Bursting with pride as we sing to the mountains and trees,
Together we stand, sharing this land and our song,
The third Jamboree, Ballyfin.....
The Spirit Lives On

Best wishes to you and yours,

Kiernan Gildea
Camp Chief
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Came across this after some reminiscing about Ballyfin ‘93 when I was 12-have some fond (but blurry memories!). I remember Mary Robinson visiting, and I still have a newspaper cutting where the photographer took a pic of Mary and I’m in the background taking a pic of her too. I remember the awful portaloos and some much older boys shaking it from side to side when I was in there 🀔. I remember being desperate for toast along with my pal and one of our leaders made a long pole with a wire hook at the end of it so I could slot a Slice if bread in and make toast off the campfire! I remember the leaders had some sort of pub, the ballyfin radio station and Eske is the best (I was Eske!). I don’t think I washed the whole time I was there. Have 3 sons now, 2 of whom are heading to jambo ri on Wednesday and hope they have the time of their lives like I did. Just went online though to purchase visitor tickets and there are none left-so my threats of turning up on visitors day with my Ballyfin ‘93 necker and t-shirt may not come true!
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Ooler were cooler.

Some craic.
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Ouler is cooler. I was one of those too...

Think I still have my woggle somewhere, as well as a slice of a log with something burned into it
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Class. I have all my scout gear in a bag in the attic too. I think I swapped 6 neckerchiefs, my parents were fairly understanding! Remember going round and getting all the stamps for your book, how cool was that back then.

Fell in love with an older girl in the site next to us. Her surname was Sexton, I couldn't look at her without blushing.

4th Kildare Naas. Which patrol were you in?
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