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)

Manannán Summer Camp 2018

Manannán News

This year’s Summer Camp will be based on Loch Arbhach, Co. Sligo. Manannán will camp from 13-22 July.


All Scouts are required to participate in camp preparations in the week leading up to camp. The times are as follows:

Wednesday 11 July, 1000 – boats to be recovered from water

Thursday 12 July, 1300 – truck day; all boats and camp equipment will be loaded onto the truck

All Scouts must be in the Den at 0900 on Friday 13 July, wearing their neckerchief and Manannán t-shirt. Everyone will need to bring a packed lunch for Friday.

We expect to be back in the Den by 1730 on Sunday 22 July.


Gear list

All gear should be packed lined with bin liners in case of rain.

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

Packed lunch for Friday

Manannán t-shirt, training top and neckerchief

Hiking boots

Rain gear (jacket and leggings)

Small rucksack for day trips

Sleeping bag

Ground mat

Bivvy bag

Clothing for ten days (t-shirts, jumpers, shorts, trousers, underwear etc.)

Warm clothing (fleece, hat etc.)

Old runners

Boating gear (PFD, swimming shorts, boating shoes, rain gear)


Wash bag/toiletries (please note: products which contain micro-beads are banned)

Sun cream

Insect repellent

Water bottle

Torch (with spare batteries)

Bowl, cup, spoon, knife, fork

Tea towel x2

Spending money (no more than €5)

Mobile phones are NOT PERMITTED on this camp and will be confiscated for the duration of camp.



The total cost of Summer Camp is €220 (including €50 deposit). The balance is due on Friday 29 June; this can be paid in cash or by a cheque payable to ‘GASOGA MARA 8’.


If any Scout has to arrive late or leave camp early for any reason, this must be brought to the attention of the Section Leaders by Friday 6 July.

Scouts should contact their Watch Leader with any questions.

Go raibh maith agaibh.

Malahide sailing trip: June 2018

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Day 1: Dún Laoghaire to Malahide, overnight in Malahide Sea Scout Den Day 2: Malahide to Dún Laoghaire Fleet consisted of New Moon, an R.I.Y.C. 1720, 3x N.Y.C. RS Ventures, Big Bird and Imogene.