Category Archives: Manannán News

News concerning the Manannán Scout troop

Manannán meetings extended

Manannán News

Meetings now 1900-2130

As we are now at the beginning of the boating season, from Friday 18 May Manannán meetings will be extended to run from 1900-2130. Luí isteach will be at 1900, so Scouts should be in the Den for 1850 to ensure they are on time and in full uniform for luí isteach.

Boating gear

All Scouts will now need boating gear in addition to full uniform on Friday nights. This includes: life jacket, swimming shorts, old t-shirt/base layer, boating shoes/old runners/booties, rainjacket/cag.


Every week the Faire Dualgais (Duty Watch) must come down early to bail the boats, and will also be required to stay behind an extra 10 minutes to clean up after the meeting. Each Watch takes it in turns as Faire Dualgais, and Watch Leaders will inform their Watches when they are on Dualgas for the week.

Go raibh maith agaibh.


Smelvin Camp: April 2018

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Well done to the Manannán team who competed in the Dún Laoghaire County Shield in Larch Hill, along with teams from Blackrock, Tullow and Stillorgan.

Manannán swim test

Manannán News

The Manannán swim test will be on Friday 27 April. All Scouts must demonstrate that they can swim and tread water without a life jacket. In addition to full uniform as normal, Scouts will need:

  • swimming shorts
  • old t-shirt
  • old runners that can get wet/boating shoes/booties
  • towel

Wetsuits are not permitted for the swim test. Scouts should contact their Watch Leaders with any questions.

Go raibh maith agaibh.

Campa na Cásca (Manannán)

Manannán News

Manannán will be camping in Powerscourt Demesne over Easter weekend, from Friday 30 March until Monday 2 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 30 March, with lifts leaving for Powerscourt between 1030 and 1100 once personal gear has been checked and group equipment loaded. We expect to be leaving Powerscourt on Monday 2 April at 1100, and finished putting equipment away in the Den at 1230. Watch Leaders will arrange lifts to and from Powerscourt for their watches.



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


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

Packed lunch for Friday

Full uniform (excluding black shoes)

Manannán training top (except new members)

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. Scouts who need to contact home during the trip can do so through the Section Leaders.



The cost of this camp has been announced by each Watch Leader for their own watches.



New members will be formally invested into the Manannán troop 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.