Pen & Sword

12th January, 2012

at Mary Queen of Ireland National School,

Toberburr, St. Margarets, Co. Dublin.

The Shire of Dun in Mara presents Pen & Sword II, a one-day event on the 12th of January 2013.

Make the best of the New Year, and get back to the Known Worlde after the holiday season!

We will have Period Fencing in the morning, Armoured Combat in the afternoon, and Arts & Sciences throughout the day!

For the archers, Pen & Sword will also feature Dave ‘Mircat’ Hodson, who will demonstrate and teach traditional archery, and bring along a range of his handmade bows and arrows (which are made to order). You can see more of his wares at his Facebook page.

Event Site: Mary Queen of Ireland National School, Toberburr, St. Margarets, Co. Dublin.

Site opens: 10AM, site closes: 9PM. Site is strictly dry (no alcohol allowed on the premises).

Payment information: The site fee for the day is €20 (£16), which includes lunch and and feast. Please make cheques payable to “SCA Dun in Mara”.

Cost without food (adult): €15
Children under 6: Free
Children 6-13: Half price
Children 14+: Full price

Please send reservations with payment to the Reservations Steward:

Cassandra della Corona (Debbie MacRory), 18 Rivermeade Avenue, St. Margarets, County Dublin, Ireland. Email:

Please mention any special dietary restrictions.

Steward: Viscount Cernac the Navigator (Mike Prendergast), 529 Howth Road, Raheny, Dublin 5, Ireland. Ph.: +353 (0)86 6000318 , email:

Marshal in Charge: Lord Duncan Chaucer, email:

Head Cook: Lord Nemet Arpad (Bernhard Rohrer), email:

A&S Class Coordinator: Agnes la Verte (Nina Shiel), email:

Provisional Timetable:

10AM Arrival, site set-up and changing
10.30AM – 1PM Arts and Sciences Classes and Workshops
Period Fencing practice and Tournament (rapiers and longswords)
Archery practice and tournament, if sufficient archers
1PM-2PM Lunch
2PM -5PM Arts and Sciences Classes and Workshops
Armoured Combat Practice
Introduction to Archery and Royal Round Tournament
Fencing practice and freeplay, as meets interest
5PM – 6PM Changing and feast set-up
6PM – 8.30PM Feast and General Merriment!
8.30PM-9PM Site clearance and Departure

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