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

Armoured fighting

Be a knight in shining armour

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Fencing using genuine historical techniques

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Master your aim

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Arts & Sciences

The wealth of historical crafts

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Just like being in the middle ages

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Classes and Practices

The easiest way to join in

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Upcoming events


To arms once again! Your armoured sisters and brothers of Lough Devnaree invite you to celebrate the return of Spring by engaging in acts of tournament and war. A weekend all aspects of armoured combat, supported by the usual hearty hospitality of Dun In Mara & friends. Fighting is one of our passions in Lough Devnaree and we warmly welcome all from outside the island who would wish to come cross swords with us.

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Tavern of Fools

Once more, the shire of Dun In Mara is bringing you an opportunity to enjoy the company of your friends over gentle pastimes and plenty and plenty of good food; without rush, without schedule, without any pressure to do All The Things.

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Joining is entirely optional - you are welcome to all our events and practices regardless of whether you’re a member. Members get discounts at our practices, and help support our activities throughout Ireland and the UK.

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Recent news

Words on fighting from Duke Sean

17 Feb 2020

For Cruinniú, we will feature a series of short posts from fighters around the Kingdom about what inspired them to fight, or things they’ve learned about armoured combat. This post is from our visiting teacher, Duke Sean Kirkpatrick Tarragon.

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Booking your travel

11 Feb 2020

Cruinniú is now a little over two months away. If you’re planning to fly to Ireland for the event, we find that this is usually a opportune time to start finding good value flights. Dublin Airport is very well served by a variety of low cost airlines with flights all over Europe.

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Fundraising for Cruinniú

06 Feb 2020

The main driving principle behind Cruinniú since its inception in 2018 has been bringing visiting teachers to an area that has plenty of enthusiasm and potential but little in the way of its own experienced support and training. However, visiting faraway places costs money for anyone. We are fortunate in that Ireland tends to be an attractive destination for many non-SCA reasons as well, so initiating a conversation with a prospective teacher is usually relatively easy.

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