The Society for Creative Anachronism is an international group dedicated to recreating the Middle Ages - selectively!

We're the Shire of Dun in Mara, covering the counties of Louth, Meath, Dublin, Kildare, Wicklow, Carlow, Kilkenny, Wexford and Waterford. Among other things, we practice:

  • Medieval Arts & Crafts
  • Period Cookery & Brewing
  • Heraldry & Arms
  • Armoured Combat
  • Medieval & Renaissance Fencing
  • Archery
  • Chivalry & Courtesy
The image to the right is from a demonstration
we put on recently at Russborough House in Co.
Wicklow. If you're putting on a historical event, and
you'd like us to appear there, get in touch!

(Picture by Ben Kelly.)

The Current Middle Ages

The SCA was established in 1966, and is dedicated to recreating the Medieval Era "as it should have been". We research all aspects of historical life, and recreate it in our events and practice meets. If you've wanted to meet knights in shining armour, this is the place for you. If you want to be a knight in shining armour, then it's even more so.

What to do next?

The best thing to do is come along to the next Revel!

You can also come along to an event, or a practice, or contact one of the officers to find out more. Here's some advice for your first event.

And right now, you can also find us on:


Or you can send a mail to: to subscribe to the Shire Mailing List.

News and Events

Our next Revel will be on October 8th - details to come!

Our last event was Festival of Fools - more will be announced soon.

A&S Practice: Fridays, every second week
Fencing Practice: Every Tuesday
Heavy Practice: Every Thursday
Archery Practice: Every Wednesday

See the Calendar and the Practices & Meetings page for more details.