Champions of Lough Devnaree

14-16 September 2018

Oyez, Oyez, the populace of Lough Devnaree and beyond take note! Once again it is time to decide the Champions of this Isle. The time has come to polish sword and armour, to fletch the arrows, and dust off those Arts and Sciences skills to become the next Champion of Lough Devnaree in your field(s) of excellence.

We will host a weekend full of fighting, fencing, archery, A&S, and merriment.

The event will run from 18:00 on Friday 14th until 14:00 on Sunday 16th September. Dun In Mara cancellation policy applies.

All meals will be provided. Traveller’s fare on Friday evening, breakfast and lunch on both Saturday and Sunday, plus Feast on Saturday evening.


Aspire, Clara House Estate, Clara, Co. Offaly, Ireland.

Aspire Centre is located c. 90 mins drive from Dublin airport, in the town of Clara, in the grounds of Clara House, within 10 mins walk from Clara railway station. Shops and ATMs are within a short walking distance. We will be happy to assist with any travel queries. Alcohol is allowed (discreetly) on site - please cover any modern containers.

Clara House Spa is situated across the courtyard, and provides massages, treatments and sauna facilities at extra cost. You can book these separately at Clara House Spa.


1800Site opens
Troll, Socialising
0800 - 0930Breakfast 
0930 - 1130Archery
1130 - 1330Heavy
1330 - 1430Lunch
1430 - 1630FencingA&S Competition
1700 - 1745Court
1745 - 1900Class presented by the King in the Royal Apartments
1900Feast and Bardic Contest
0800 - 1000Breakfast
1000 - 1300Pick up fights, archery, etc
1300Site Tidy up
Site close

Arts and Sciences competiton

The A&S competition for champion is all about miniatures. Entries should not be bigger than 10 by 10cm or 10 by 12cm.

This could be a small illuminated initial, embroidery, a poem or song done in small calligraphy, a small bottle of your current brew, small bottles of ink or scent.

There will be a display table also for on going A&S projects. Bring your current projects to display and get feedback and pointers.

Costs and food

Full weekend with meals and bunk (bedding included): €50
Full weekend with meals and crash space or camping: €35
Day trip: €20
Children under 5 are free if no bed.


Bookings closed on August 31st.

List of attendees

Event Staff

Event steward: Jasper Rose
Head Cook: Caitriona of the Ravens
Marshal in Charge: Duncan Chaucer
A&S Coordinator: Anneleyn Cornelisse
Steward of the Hall: Aodhan Dha Cheist