Practices cancelled until late March

The closure of schools and public institutions from today has affected most of the venues we use for our fighting, fencing, archery and A&S practices. We will therefore cancel all practices for two weeks: from today, 12 March 2020, until 27 March 2020. We will continue to review this in line with Irish government advice over the coming period. Please check back at this website for up to date information.

Thursday fighter practices

Following the announcement by the Taoiseach regarding closure of schools and public institutions, Thursday fighter practices at Synge St school are cancelled inclusive of tonight until schools are open again.

Words on fighting from Duke Sean

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.

Booking your travel

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.

Fundraising for Cruinniú

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.