Manannán hostelling 23-25 February

Manannán News

Manannán will be going on a hostelling trip to Lough Dan from Friday 23 to Sunday 25 November, details are as follows:


We will be meeting in the Den at 2000 on Friday, with lifts leaving by 2030. Collection from Lough Dan on Sunday will be at 1030, with lifts arriving back at the Den at around 1130. Lifts will be arranged by each Watch.



Please click here for directions to Lough Dan Scout Centre. Cars should drop off in the main car park, and Scouts can walk to the hostel.


Gear list

Each Scout must have every item on this list to be permitted to go on this trip; Watch Leaders will be checking gear before departure from the Den on Friday.

Medication if required – MUST be brought to attention of Section Leader

Sleeping bag

Small rucksack/bag for day hike (lined with black sacks to keep contents dry)

Manannán training top and neckerchief (this excludes new members)

Hiking boots

Rain gear (top and bottoms)

Water bottle (min. 1 litre)

Warm clothing (hat, gloves, scarf, fleece)

Adequate clothing for 2-night stay (spare trousers, underwear, socks, t-shirt, jumper)

Hi-vis jacket

Tea towel (for watch)

Toiletries, towel


Mobile phones ARE NOT PERMITTED on this trip and may be confiscated for the duration of the weekend.

For new members who need additional advice on what gear they need for a hike, the Sea Scout Book is a good guide – see pp 132-3 (clothing) and p. 138 (hiking boots).



The total cost of this trip is €40 plus a food budget as decided by each Watch; this has been communicated to all Scouts by the Watch Leaders. This money will be collected by the Watch Leaders on Friday 16 February.


Scouts should contact their Watch Leader with any questions.

Go raibh maith agaibh.