Manannán will be going on a hostelling trip to Wales for 2 nights, on the 4-6 November.
We will be getting the ferry from Dublin Port to Holyhead on the Friday afternoon, 4 November, and returning to Dublin by ferry on the Sunday afternoon, 6 November. We will be staying in Anglesey Outdoors hostel, and activities will be arranged through the hostel. The itinerary will be as follows:
|Friday 4 November|
|1300||Meet at Dublin Port departures|
|1430||Dublin Swift ferry departs Dublin|
|1630||Arrival in Port of Holyhead, Anglesey|
|1700||Walk to hostel|
|1730||ETA at Anglesey Outdoors Hostel|
|Saturday 5 November|
|1645||Return to hostel|
|Sunday 6 November|
|0930||Depart hostel, walk to Port of Holyhead|
|1150||Dublin Swift ferry departs Holyhead|
|1339||Arrival in Dublin Port|
|1400||Collection from Dublin Port arrivals|
A full gear list will be posted on the website closer to the date.
The total cost of this trip will be €150, with a cost breakdown as follows:
- Transport (ferry): €39
- Accomodation (hostel): €32
- Activities: €45
- Food: €20
- Miscellaneous: €14
- =Total cost: €150
As this is an international trip, every Scout must have (i) a valid passport and (ii) appropriate travel insurance. Please note that travel insurance is available through Scouting Ireland for an additional €10.60 if required. A European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) is not required for Irish citizens visiting the UK, but a form of identification (i.e. passport) is required.
In order to complete the required paperwork for National Office, we will need confirmation of attendance for each Scout by no later than Friday 9 September as to whether or not each Scout is going on this trip. To confirm attendance on this trip, please return the following to the Section Leaders before the above date:
- Non-refundable deposit of €50
- Photocopy of valid passport
- Photocopy of details of appropriate travel insurance OR request for Scouting Ireland Travel Insurance
The balance will then need to be paid to the Section Leaders by Friday 14 October. Cheques must be made out to ‘GASOGA MARA 8’.
If you have any questions regarding this trip, please do not hesitate to get in contact with the Section Leaders, or Scouts should contact their Watch Leader.