Category Archives: Group News

News concerning the whole of 8ú Calafort

Commando Course 2020

Group News, Manannán News

This year’s commando course will take place in Lough Dan Scout centre on Saturday 8th of February. Lifts to and from the site will be organised by Watch Leaders with scouts aiming to be there by 1015am. Below can be found both a gear list and directions from the den to Lough Dan.

Gear list:


Old clothes – t-shirt, shorts/trousers, shoes (Please note that due to the nature of the commando course these clothes will get quite dirty and muddy)

Bin bag (For wet and muddy gear)


Complete change of clothes (Including underwear, socks, and shoes)

Manannán hoodie/training top (If Scout has one)

Warm clothes – hat, scarf, gloves, fleece.

Adequate rain gear – top and bottoms (It’s Ireland…)

Packed lunch


Click on the following link for directions to the Lough Dan Scout Centre:,-6.1465834/Lough+Dan+Scout+Centre+Oldbridge,+Lough+Dan+Scout+Centre,+Roundwood,+Co.+Wicklow/@53.0620071,-6.2872232,14.75z/data=!4m8!4m7!1m0!1m5!1m1!1s0x4867a34f5b87ed39:0x732578134383943c!2m2!1d-6.276526!2d53.0603629?hl=en

Scouts should contact their Watch Leader with any questions.

Go raibh maith agaibh.

Big Beach Clean: September 2018

Group News, Manannán News

Thank you and well done to all from 8ú Calafort who participated in the Big Beach Clean 2018. As part of a national initiative, the 8ú Calafort team spent half an hour removing litter from the vicinity of Dún Laoghaire Inner Harbour, and collected the following:

94 cigarette butts

79 aluminium cans

74 plastic bags

55 food wrappers

40 plastic bottles

25 paper bags

23 plastic forks/knives/spoons

21 metal bottle caps

20 paper cups/plates

18 glass bottles

17 plastic bottle caps

15 plastic lids

9 plastic cups/plates

5 plastic take-away containers

5 foam cups/plates

4 fishing lines

4 straws/stirrers

2 foam take-away containers

2 ropes

1 fishing buoy

1 fishing net

This substantial amount of waste was all either in the water or in the vicinity of the water, but has now been removed and properly disposed of to prevent it from further damaging our environment.



Sea Scout Rowing Regatta: August 2018

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Comhghairdeachas to Manannán for a very successful day at the Sea Scout Rowing Regatta 2018: Skiff u13 – 3rd Skiff u14 – 2nd Skiff u15 – 1st Skiff u16 – 1st Skiff u17 (Woodlatimer Race) – 1st Skiff u18 – 1st Skiff o18 – 1st Punt u16 – 1st (Pierce)