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Following our successful trip to Wales, the last Manannán meeting of 2018 will be on Friday 9 November. The troop will then break up until early January. Please note that the deadline for the non-refundable deposit of €150 for Summer Camp 2019 is also 9 November.
We sincerely hope everyone has enjoyed the year. Bain taitneamh as an mbriseadh!
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Manannán will be going on a hostelling trip to Anglesey, Wales, for 2 nights from 2-4 November. We will be staying in Anglesey Outdoors Hostel. The following are final details of the trip.
We will be meeting outside Terminal 1 (Irish Ferries) in Dublin Port at 0700 on Friday 2 November. Our ETA back in Dublin Port on Sunday 4 November is 1725 so collection will be around 1800, also from Terminal 1 (Irish Ferries).
Drop-off and collection will be from Terminal 1 (Irish Ferries) in Dublin Port, please click here for directions. Cross the Eastlink Bridge, and follow signs for Terminal 1. Then follow signs for Foot Passengers Check-In (separate lane to Car Passengers). Please allow time for traffic around the Terminal.
All Scouts must wear their Manannán training top and neckerchief at all times on the ferry.
All gear must be packed in one back-pack as we will be walking to the hostel. No loose items are permitted by Irish Ferries. Please click here for information on luggage on Irish Ferries.
Medication if required – MUST be brought to attention of Section Leaders
Packed lunch for Friday
Hiking boots (to be worn on ferry as we will be walking to hostel)
Rain gear (jacket and leggings)
High visibility vest
Change of clothes for 2 nights (t-shirts, jumpers, trousers, underwear etc.)
Warm clothes (fleece, hat etc.)
Old clothes for activities (as specified by activity operators):
- old t-shirt/ rash vest x2 (long-sleeved x1)
- old trousers that can get muddy
- old runners that can get wet
€10 spending money as we may get lunch in Holyhead on Sunday
Mobile phones ARE NOT PERMITTED on this trip.
|Friday 2 November|
|0700||Meet at Dublin Port departures|
|0805||Ulysses ferry departs Dublin|
|1130||Arrival in Port of Holyhead, Anglesey|
|1200||Walk to hostel|
|1230||ETA at Anglesey Outdoors Hostel|
|Saturday 3 November|
|1645||Return to hostel|
|Sunday 4 November|
|1230||Depart hostel, walk to Port of Holyhead|
|1410||Ulysses ferry departs Holyhead|
|1725||Arrival in Dublin Port|
|1800||Collection from Dublin Port arrivals|
If you have any questions regarding this trip, please do not hesitate to contact the Sections Leaders. Scouts should contact their Watch Leader with any questions.
Go raibh maith agaibh.
Comhghairdeachas to Manannán for a very strong performance to win the Fry Cup 2018. The Fry Cup was established in 1918, and the Manannán team was presented with the same silver trophy that was presented to the first winners 100 years ago.
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Well done to the Manannán team for finishing in 2nd place in the Hamill Cup.
With the boating season now at an end, Manannán meetings will run from 1930-2100 from Friday 5 October until we break up for winter in November. Scouts no longer need boating gear on Friday nights, but full uniform is required as usual.
Please refer to the events calendar for the remaining activities in 2018.
Go raibh maith agaibh.
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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
2 foam take-away containers
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.
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Comhghairdeachas to the Manannán team for a very strong performance to win the Long Distance Skiff Race and the Lord Mayor’s Cup.