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News concerning the Manannán Scout troop

Knockree hostelling (Manannán)

Manannán News

The Manannán troop will be hiking from Marlay Park to Knockree Hostel on Saturday 9 March, and hiking back to Marlay Park on Sunday 10 March.


We will meet in the Grange Road car park (i.e. NOT the back car park) in Marlay Park at 1030hrs on Saturday morning. We expect to be back in the same car park by 1600hrs on Sunday afternoon.


Please click here for directions to Marlay Park’s Grange Road car park.

Gear List:

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

Packed lunch for Saturday hike

Rucksack (lined with black sacks to keep contents dry)

Manannán training top (if Scout has one) and neckerchief

Hiking boots

Rain gear (top and bottoms)

Water bottle (min. 1 litre)

Warm clothing (hat, gloves, scarf, fleece)

Adequate clothing for 1 night stay (spare trousers, boxers, socks, t-shirt, jumper)

Hi-vis jacket

Tea towel (for watch)

Wash gear, towel

Torch, whistle

Mobile phones ARE NOT PERMITTED on this trip.


The cost of this trip is €35. This can be paid in cash or by cheque (payable to  “GASOGA MARA 8”), and we will collect this at the meeting on Friday 1 March.

Scouts should contact their Watch Leader with any questions. Go raibh maith agaibh.

Manannán training programme

Manannán News

Adventure Skills/Nautical Skills

Manannán are following a training programme on Friday nights while the boats are out of the water. The first few weeks cover Knots, in addition to the following Adventure Skills: Emergencies, Hillwalking, Camping, Pioneering and Sailing. Later on, other Nautical Skills will be covered.

Any Scout who is interested in being awarded an Adventure Skills or a Nautical (Helmsman or Navigator) Badge can discuss this with their Watch Leader or with the Section Leaders. Go to the following links for information on the requirements for various badges:

Adventure Skills (all Scouts/Ventures)

Helmsman Badge (Scouts 11-15)

Navigator Badge (Ventures 15-17) 


All Scouts must have access to the Sea Scout Book. This is available to download as a PDF here.

Midterm boatwork

Manannán News

As most Scouts are on midterm break this week, Manannán will be running additional boatwork sessions at the following times to help get the boats ready for the boating season:

Tuesday 19th: 1100-1300

Wednesday 20th: 1100-1300

Thursday 21st: 1100-1300

Friday 22nd: 1100-1300

Saturday 23rd: 1100-1300 (as normal)

Sunday 24th: 1100-1300 (as normal)

This is a great opportunity for Scouts to build up boatwork hours towards fulfilling their quota (16 hours for 3rd years and older, 14 hours for first and second years).

Table Quiz on Friday 8 February

Manannán News

8ú Calafort’s annual Table Quiz will be held in the DMYC on Friday 8 February. The event will start at 1900hrs, and entry is €5 per person or €15 per family. All Scouts should attend the Table Quiz as it is a fun event which raises vital funds for the Group.

There will be no regular Friday meeting in the Den on 8 February, with meetings resuming as normal on 15 February. Boatwork sessions will be run as normal from 1100-1300hrs on Saturday and Sunday 9-10 February.

First Manannán meeting 11 January

Manannán News

Guím Athbhliain faoi mhaise oraibh thar ceann 8ú Calafort Manannán!

The first Manannán meeting of the New Year will be on Friday 11 January from 1930-2100hrs. New members are asked to come down for 1900hrs to meet their Watch Leader and Assistant Watch Leader.

Scouts must have full Sea Scout uniform at every Friday meeting. In addition, Scouts should be prepared for outdoor activities for the meeting on 11 January.

Boatwork sessions will also commence this weekend, with boatwork running on Saturday and Sunday from 1100-1300hrs. Please refer to our events calendar for other activity dates.

Tá súil againn go mbainfidh gach duine taitneamh as an mbliain!