Author Archives: Ciarán Mac Domhnaill

Manannán hostelling, 8-10 November

Manannán News

For the last activity of the season, Manannán will be hostelling in Glendalough over the weekend of 8-10 November, travelling down on the Friday evening and returning on the Sunday morning. Watch Leaders will arrange lifts for their Watches.

Please note that our last meeting of the season will then be on Friday 15 November.


We will be meeting in the Den at 1930hrs on Friday, with lifts leaving by 2000hrs at the latest once gear has been checked. Scouts should have dinner before they meet in the Den.

Collection from Glendalough on Sunday will be at 1100hrs, with lifts arriving back at the Den at around 1200hrs. 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 and Managing Medications Form completed

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


No more than €5 spending money

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


We have decided to use the remaining contingency budget from Summer Camp 2019 to subsidise €10 of the cost of this trip. The total cost of this trip is therefore reduced to €30 plus a food budget as decided by each Watch; the additional food budget will be communicated to all Scouts by the Watch Leaders.

Scouts should contact their Watch Leader with any questions.

Go raibh maith agaibh.

Sea Scout Rowing Regatta: September 2019

Comhghairdeachas to all the Manannán crews for another very successful day at the Sea Scout Rowing Regatta in Malahide: Skiff u13: 1st Skiff u14: 2nd Skiff u15: 1st Skiff u16 (pair oar/cox): 1st Skiff u18 (pair oar/cox): 1st Skiff u17 (Woodlatimer Race): 1st