2-4 October 2020
Aspire Centre, Clara House, Clara, Co Offaly, Ireland

Latest news: So where are we with COVID?

We have a better picture now than we did last March of how COVID-19 is affecting our lives, and our activities. There are still a lot of unknowns, and things can of course change at any time depending on government requirements and public health advice. With this in mind, though, we've been working on plans for the rest of the year, and we'd like to share them with you.


To arms once again! Rescheduled from the spring, we invite you to 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.

This year, with immense pride, our visiting teacher will be none other than Duke Sean Kirkpatrick Tarragon (MKA Sean Oppenheimer) from Artemisia, a Knight of the Society for more than 32 years. He is one of the preeminent trainers of SCA combat in the Known World today. He specializes in training the trainer, training methodology, teaching fighting analysis and video review. He has been training fighters all around the globe for more than 15 years and has taught his specific fighting clinic in more than half of the Kingdoms.

Duke Sean will be teaching his fighting clinic on Saturday and Sunday. We have extended our usual site booking until 18:00 on Sunday, so please take this into account in planning your travel.


Aspire Centre, a modern site geared towards sports teams, is located c.90 mins drive from Dublin airport, in the town of Clara, on 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.

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Adults (over age 16)

  • Full weekend residential and meals: €55, including accommodation, bedding and all meals.
  • Full weekend camping/staying off site and meals: €35, including all meals. Please note no bed and no bedding provided.
  • Day trip Saturday and meals: €20.

Crash space is not available at this event.

Youth (age 6-16)

  • Full weekend residential and meals: €40, including accommodation, bedding and all meals
  • Day trip Saturday and meals: €15

Children under 6 are free to day trip, or, provided that they do not require their own bunk, stay on site for the weekend.

Booking will open in due course. If you have requested your previous booking to be carried forward, this will be done ahead of bookings opening. Contact [email protected] if you have any questions.

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