Author Archives: Ciarán Mac Domhnaill

Manannán winter break

Manannán News

Manannán will not be meeting on Friday 10 or 17 November. Our last Friday meeting of 2017 will then be on Friday 24 November.

Please note that there will be 2 bag packing fundraisers in Dunnes Stores Cornelscourt over the winter break: Saturday 9 December and Saturday 23 December. All Scouts are required to sign up for one shift on each day. Shifts are as follows: 1030-1300, 1300-1530, 1530-1800.

The first Friday meeting of the New Year will be on Friday 5 January.

Míle buíochas as bhur dtacaíocht leanúnach i rith na bliana.

Manannán hostelling 3-5 November

Manannán News

Manannán will be going on a hostelling trip to Glendalough from Friday 3 November to Sunday 5 November, details are as follows:


We will be meeting in the Den at 1930 on Friday, with lifts leaving by 2000. Collection from Glendalough Hostel 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 Glendalough International 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

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

Manannán training top and neckerchief

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)

Wash gear, towel


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



The total cost of this trip (including €20 deposit) is €40 plus a food budget as decided by each Watch; this has been communicated to all Scouts by the Watch Leaders.


Scouts should contact their Watch Leader with any questions. Please note that there will be no meeting on Friday 10 or 17 November; our last meeting of 2017 will then be on Friday 24 November.

Go raibh maith agaibh.

Slán le Cuanla

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Having been with 8ú Calafort since around 1990, Cuanla is now going to 1st Port Ringsend for a while having been replaced last year by our new skiff, Lir. Countless Scouts have learned to row in Cuanla over nearly three decades in 8ú Calafort, and it is hoped that many more Scouts will continue to benefit […]