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 event


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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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

Armoured fighting - now with melee practices

07 Jan 2020

Welcome back to another year of fighting fun. We are restarting on Thursday 9 January, at 19:00, at Bunscoil Sancta Maria, Synge Street, Dublin 2. If you have ever been interested in taking up armoured fighting or having a go, now is a fantastic time to come over and see if our sport might be for you. Your first time is free, afterwards we charge €10 per practice for non-members, €8 for members and €6 for unwaged.

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When was Christmas celebrated?

25 Dec 2019

Even today, Christmas is celebrated on different dates. Eg in Ireland we have Christmas dinner and present giving on the 25th of December; in many other European countries, Christmas Eve or Epiphany (6th of January) is the important day. And some Orthodox churches celebrate according to the Julian calendar, so in our January.

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Cruinniú - recommend someone for an award

24 Dec 2019

Greetings from your friendly neighbourhood Cruinniú Event Steward. I wanted to take a moment to encourage everyone to think about your fellow SCAdians who are without a doubt the most amazing bunch of people.

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