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News concerning the Manannán Scout troop

Ireland’s Eye Camp: 3-4 June

Manannán News

Manannán will be going on a sailing weekend to Ireland’s Eye over the June bank holiday weekend, 3-4 June, camping overnight on Saturday 3 June.


We will be meeting in the Den at 1300 on Saturday 3 June, before sailing to Howth. We will camp overnight on Ireland’s Eye, before sailing back to Dún Laoghaire on Sunday 4 June. We expect to be finished in the Den on Sunday at around 1400.


Gear list:

*All gear must be packed in one bag for transport out to Ireland’s Eye*

Medication if required – must be brought to attention of Section Leaders


PFD – all Scouts must have a 100N orange lifejacket for this trip

Sleeping bag

Ground mat

Swimming shorts

Waterproof leggings

Boating shoes

Rash-vest/old t-shirt/baselayer


Warm change of clothes for overnight stay

Wash bag/toiletries


Water bottle


Packed lunch for Saturday

Bowl, spoon

Spending money for dinner in Howth (see below)



All Scouts must bring spending money of around €10 as we will be getting dinner in the chipper in Howth. There is no further cost for this trip.


Scouts are reminded that they must have done their Swim Test before this trip. If Scouts have any questions they should contact their Watch Leader.

Please note that this trip is entirely weather-permitting and is subject to cancellation.

Go raibh maith agaibh.

No Manannán meeting Friday 5 May, meetings extended from 12 May

Manannán News

There will be no Manannán meeting on Friday 5 May due to a lot of senior Scouts participating in the County Smelvin Camp and volunteering at Darkness Into Light.

Meetings will be extended to 1900-2130 from the following Friday, 12 May, for the duration of the boating season. All Scouts will now need boating gear in addition to full uniform at every meeting.

Go raibh maith agaibh.

Manannán swim test Friday 21 April

Manannán News

Manannán will have their annual Swim Test during the meeting on Friday, 21 April.

The Swim Test is compulsory for all Scouts, to ensure that Scouts can swim without a lifejacket for 50m, and thereafter remain afloat for 2 minutes.

In addition to full uniform as normal, Scouts should bring a towel, swimming shorts, an old t-shirt/rash vest, and old runners/boating shoes.

Scouts should contact their Watch Leader if they have any questions.

Easter Camp (Manannán)

Manannán News

Manannán will be camping in Powerscourt for Easter weekend, from Friday 14 until Monday 17 April.

Scouts must come down to the Den on the Friday in full uniform, with hiking boots instead of black shoes.


We will be meeting in the Den at 1000 on Friday 14 April, with lifts leaving for Powerscourt between 1030 and 1100. We expect to be leaving Powerscourt on Monday 17 April at 1100, and finished putting gear away in the Den at 1230. Watch Leaders will arrange lifts to and from Powerscourt for their watch.



Click here for directions to the gate into Powerscourt Demesne. From here, you will be directed to the Manannán campsite, Site 10.


Gear List:

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

Packed lunch for Friday

Full uniform (excluding black shoes)

Manannán hoodie (if Scout has one)

Sleeping bag

Ground mat

Small rucksack for hike

Hiking boots

Rain gear (top and bottoms)

Water bottle (min. 1 litre)

Warm clothing (hat, gloves, scarf, fleece)

Adequate clothing for 3 nights (spare trousers, boxers, socks, t-shirts, spare jumper)

Plate, bowl, cup, knife, fork, spoon

Tea towel (for Watch)

Wash gear, towel


Sun cream, insect repellent

No more than €5 spending money

Mobile phones ARE NOT PERMITTED on this trip.



The cost of this camp will be announced by each Watch Leader for their own Watch.



New members are reminded that they will be formally invested into Manannán over Easter Camp by making the Scout Promise. All Scouts must have full uniform for this. Any new member who has purchased a neckerchief from the Group for €10 will be presented with their neckerchief upon investiture.


Scouts should contact their Watch Leader with any queries.

Go raibh maith agaibh.