Anglesey Hostelling Trip (Manannán) – update

Manannán News

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
1830 Dinner
Saturday 5 November
0800 Breakfast
0915 Rafting
1245 Lunch
1315 Sea-Level Traversing
1645 Return to hostel
1800 Dinner
2030 Night hike
Sunday 6 November
0830 Breakfast
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.