Manannán hostelling, 8-10 November

Manannán News

For the last activity of the season, Manannán will be hostelling in Glendalough over the weekend of 8-10 November, travelling down on the Friday evening and returning on the Sunday morning. Watch Leaders will arrange lifts for their Watches.

Please note that our last meeting of the season will then be on Friday 15 November.


We will be meeting in the Den at 1930hrs on Friday, with lifts leaving by 2000hrs at the latest once gear has been checked. Scouts should have dinner before they meet in the Den.

Collection from Glendalough on Sunday will be at 1100hrs, with lifts arriving back at the Den at around 1200hrs. Lifts will be arranged by each Watch.


Please click here for directions to Glendalough International Hostel.

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 and Managing Medications Form completed

Small rucksack/bag for day hike (lined with black sacks to keep contents dry)

Manannán training top and neckerchief

Hiking boots

Rain gear (top and bottoms)

Water bottle (min. 1 litre)

Warm clothing (hat, gloves, scarf, fleece)

Adequate clothing for 2-night stay (spare trousers, underwear, socks, t-shirt, jumper)

Hi-vis jacket

Tea towel (for Watch)

Wash gear, towel


No more than €5 spending money

Mobile phones ARE NOT PERMITTED on this trip under any circumstances and may be confiscated for the duration of the weekend.


We have decided to use the remaining contingency budget from Summer Camp 2019 to subsidise €10 of the cost of this trip. The total cost of this trip is therefore reduced to €30 plus a food budget as decided by each Watch; the additional food budget will be communicated to all Scouts by the Watch Leaders.

Scouts should contact their Watch Leader with any questions.

Go raibh maith agaibh.

Sea Scout Rowing Regatta: September 2019

Comhghairdeachas to all the Manannán crews for another very successful day at the Sea Scout Rowing Regatta in Malahide: Skiff u13: 1st Skiff u14: 2nd Skiff u15: 1st Skiff u16 (pair oar/cox): 1st Skiff u18 (pair oar/cox): 1st Skiff u17 (Woodlatimer Race): 1st

Manannán meetings back 9 August, competition season starting

Manannán News

Manannán will resume Friday meetings from 9 August. Meeting times will remain at 1900-2130hrs until the end of the boating season in late September. As usual, all Scouts must have full uniform and boating gear at every meeting.

As we are now approaching the Sea Scouting competition season, please note the dates of the competitions detailed below. As part of the commitment to the Manannán troop, all Scouts are expected to attend additional training sessions for all competitions they are eligible for, and to be available to be selected for a team if required.

31 August: Sea Scout Rowing Regatta, Dún Laoghaire. Teams of 4 race East Coast Skiffs in each age category from under 13 to over 18. Punt and kayak races are also run.

14 September: Long Distance Skiff Race, Dún Laoghaire to Dodder Sea Scouts. Troops race their East Coast Skiffs from Dún Laoghaire Harbour across Dublin Bay to Dodder Sea Scout Den. The race is a relay, with u17s rowing from Dún Laoghaire to Costello Slip on the South Wall, u15s then rowing to Poolbeg Yacht Club, and finally u14s rowing as far as Dodder Sea Scout Den.

15 September: Sea Scout Triathlon, Malahide. Teams of three (one swimmer, one runner and one kayaker) compete against each other in u13, u15 and u17 age categories.

6 October: Sea Scout Sailing Regatta, Malahide. Teams of six (which must include two Scouts in each the u13, u15 and u17 age categories) compete in a team racing tournament. Each team has three Topaz or Pico dinghies with two Scouts in each.

12 October: Hamill Cup, Howth. Teams of five Scouts in the u13-14 age categories, Scouts are tested on their seamanship skills (including topics such as rowing, water safety, first aid, boat maintenance, sailing).

19 October: Fry Cup, Dún Laoghaire. Teams of six Scouts in the u15-17 age categories, teams are tested on their seamanship skills (including topics such as rowing, navigation, sailing, water safety and communications).