Manannán sailing trip

Manannán News


Unfortunately, with heavy winds forecast for the Irish Sea on Sunday and Monday, the overnight trip to Howth will no longer take place this weekend. We will reschedule this trip shortly to take place over one of the coming weekends. This weekend, we will instead go out for a short training sail on Sunday morning. Please note updated details below.


We will be meeting in the Den at 1000hrs, and expect to be finished in the Den by 1500hrs on Sunday.

Gear list:

Packed lunch

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

Waterproof leggings

Boating shoes/old runners

Rash-vest/old t-shirt/baselayer

Warm layer (fleece/training top, trousers etc.)


Warm hat

Water bottle

Please note that this training sail remains entirely weather-dependent and is subject to last-minute cancellation.

Go raibh maith agaibh.

Manannán meetings now 1900-2130hrs

Manannán News

With the boating season about to get underway, Manannán meetings will now run from 1900-2130hrs on Friday nights from Friday 10 May until further notice. In addition to full uniform as normal, all Scouts will need boating gear every Friday. This includes: lifejacket/buoyancy aid, swimming shorts, boating shoes/booties, t-shirt/baselayer that can get wet, rain jacket/cag and leggings, towel.

Scouts should contact their Watch Leader with any questions.

Go raibh maith agaibh.

Smelvin Camp: April 2019

Well done to the Manannán team for representing 8ú Calafort at the Dún Laoghaire County Camp, and for qualifying for the National Phoenix Challenge.

Austria 2019 bag packing

Manannán News

To fundraise for our upcoming Summer Camp to Austria, Manannán will be bag packing on the evening of Thursday, 9 May, in Cornelscourt Dunnes Stores. We will be bag packing from 1800-2200hrs, and have split this time into two shift: 1800-2000hrs and 2000-2200hrs. All Scouts attending Summer Camp must sign up to one of these shifts using the below link, with a minimum of 16 Scouts needed for each shift.

Scouts must sign up here before Sunday 28 April.

For bag packing, Scouts must wear their Manannán t-shirt and neckerchief (washed, ironed and properly rolled).

Go raibh maith agaibh.

Easter boatwork update

Manannán News

To get the boats ready for the boating season, Manannán Watch Leaders will be running additional boatwork sessions over the Easter break:

Monday 15th 1100-1300hrs

Tuesday 16th 1100-1300hrs

Wednesday 24th 1100-1300hrs

Thursday 25th 1100-1300hrs

Friday 26th 1100-1300hrs

All Scouts are reminded that they must each contribute 14 hours (1st and 2nd years)/ 16 hours (3rd years and above) of boatwork before the boating season starts in May.

Go raibh maith agaibh.