Revels

The Revels are monthly (more-or-less) mini-events. We meet up in a convenient local place, and do some medieval stuff – depending on the day, there might be fencing or armoured combat, crafts of various kinds, classes in something useful or interesting, and always a pot-luck lunch of good medieval food and plenty of conversation.

Garb (medieval clothing) is encouraged, but not compulsory, so don’t worry if you haven’t got anything that look medieval – just turn up! We can almost certainly lend you something for the day if need be.

The cost is usually €12 per head for the day (children under 14 are free when accompanied by an adult). A potluck lunch is provided.

Check back here for the date of the next Revel;  it will probably be in Coláiste Dhúlaigh CFE, Barryscourt Road, Coolock, Dublin 17.

Revels  include historical fencing (rapier and longsword), archery, armoured combat training and people will be bringing their historical arts and crafts to work on during the day.

If you’re planning to attend, please contact Debbie Mac Rory to book, at: debbie.macrory@gmail.com or 087 6578451

This is also the contact telephone number on the day.

Schedule

10:00 Arrival and Setup
10:30-13:00 Fencing Practice
Informal archery practice, if sufficient interest
Arts & Sciences Practice
13:00-14:00 Medieval Lunch
14:00-17:00 Informal fencing practice
Archery Practice
Armoured combat training
Arts & Sciences Practice
17:00-18:00 Site clean-up and departure

We’ll be doing a potluck lunch, so bring along something medieval-ish to share. Dun in Mara is well supplied with cooks, so there’ll be plenty of interesting things to try.

Here’s a map of the location:

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Dublin Bus routes 27, 27a, 77a and 104 should get you to the area. Ask the bus driver to let you off at the Northside Shopping Centre if you need a landmark – Coláiste Dhúlaigh is just a bit down Barryscourt Road from the shopping centre.

If you’re coming along and don’t know anyone in the Shire yet, or have any questions, please email Aodh Ó Siadhail (Drew Shiel), or call or text him on 086 3844353. He’s in charge of getting new people settled in, and he’ll tell you anything you want to know.

And if you have friends or relatives who are curious about what we do, but don’t want to commit to a full event, this is an ideal time for them to come along and have a look!