Midsummer Revelry

Drimnagh Castle, a moated 13th century Norman castle, will welcome Dun In Mara and our friends on the 8th of July for a very special one-day event.

We will have this wonderful castle to ourselves for the whole day, 10am to 10pm, so even after a full day of activities, evening revelry is definitely on the cards. Speaking of cards, bring your games to while away the hours.

We regret that the site is not wheelchair friendly due to a gravelled courtyard and tight/steep stairs.

Planned Activities

main hall

We will be enjoying fencing, an armoured combat tourney, rounds of thrown weapons as well as Arts & Sciences. Details to be announced closer to the time.

We are also planning an experiment in bread baking in a traditional bread oven.

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! Garb (medieval clothing) is required, but don’t worry if you haven’t got anything that looks medieval – just let us know during your booking! We can lend you something for the day if need be.

Costs & Food

bread oven

The cost for the event is €25 per head for the day (children under 14 are free when accompanied by an adult). Payment options will follow closer to the event date.

Food will consist of a pot-luck lunch and dinner. Lord Aodh has also graciously offered to barbecue whatever meat we bring him. Please indicate in the booking form what you will be bringing.

Booking

Please use this booking form.

Event Staff

Event Steward: Alays de Lunel (Claudia Schacke) claudiaschacke@gmail.com

Marshal in Charge: Agnès des Illes

Directions

From Dublin City Centre: Take the road from Dame Street to Patrick Street, turn right onto Cork Street. Continue on up Cork Street and onto Crumlin Road. When on the Long Mile Road turn right before Aldi and Drimnagh Castle is the second gate on the left.

From the M50: Take the Junction 9 exit and continue onto the Long Mile Road until you get to Drimnagh Castle Secondary School, turn in at second gate.

Dublin Bus Routes: 18, 151, 56

GPS Coordinates: Latitude: 53.323921 Longtitude: -6.332433

Parking is available on site.