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New book on the Rising

... in Modern Times by Dr Mark McCarthy (Ashgate, 2012). Not a light tome, in both meanings of that adjective, at over 500 pages, it isn’t cheap either at €65, but a very interesting Introduction is available at: http://www.ashgate.com/pdf/SamplePages/Ireland-s-1916-Rising-Intro.pdf
by michaelcarragher
Wed Apr 10, 2013 5:22 pm
 
Forum: 20th Century
Topic: New book on the Rising
Replies: 5
Views: 11199

Re: Help and Info needed

Sorry James, there are no surviving trews from this early. The only surviving trews that I'm aware of are from the 16th century, search for either the kilcommon outfit, or the dungiven outfit. You can buy a pattern for one of these at http://www.reconstructinghistory.com
by Stephen Curtin
Sat Mar 30, 2013 8:19 pm
 
Forum: Late Medieval
Topic: Help and Info needed
Replies: 5
Views: 12792

Re: Irish Warrior

... not chainmail or metal armour like the normans did. His point was that they wore leather or linen armour not that he did a great job proving that either and lacked details as I said. I would like to see more research done on this use of organic armour it may change how we think an Irish warrior ...
by kevin714
Fri Mar 15, 2013 9:19 pm
 
Forum: Early-Medieval
Topic: Irish Warrior
Replies: 22
Views: 29862

Re: 16th Century Shields

... I'm not sure which the market cross belongs to. As for whether the shields are supposed to be central gripped, or strapped to the arm, could be either, I not sure.
by Stephen Curtin
Thu Feb 14, 2013 12:01 am
 
Forum: Early Modern
Topic: 16th Century Shields
Replies: 54
Views: 96433

Re: Greetings from connaght

Nerva wrote:What is it about Viking? Why are people not drawn to world conquest and total domination Roman style?

Its the savagery that draws us in, we are barbarians at heart
I wouldnt say i would rule out the romans either, they were highly efficient soldiers and my favourite topic in history.
by Huntress
Tue Dec 11, 2012 10:17 am
 
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Greetings from connaght
Replies: 11
Views: 14558

Re: N00b from Waterford

Emmet,
welcome on board...I see you have met Nerva :)
...and EVERYONE knows that the Irish were far better warriors than either the Romans or Vikings
by brendan
Tue Dec 04, 2012 7:31 pm
 
Forum: Introductions
Topic: N00b from Waterford
Replies: 9
Views: 11923

Re: N00b from Waterford

... to war. Soldier = a person who serves or has served in an army or a strip of bread or toast that is dipped into a soft-boiled egg :) Viking = either of two unmanned American spacecraft that reached Mars in 1976 ;) Vale, Nerva.
by Nerva
Mon Nov 19, 2012 11:32 pm
 
Forum: Introductions
Topic: N00b from Waterford
Replies: 9
Views: 11923

Re: 16th Century Shields

... As generally confirming the truth of these accounts, the shields in the Museum have a number of beautifully wrought concentric circles formed either of continuous lines or of rows of studs; as seen in the illustration. Sometimes figures of animals were painted on shields. Shields were often ...
by finnobreanan
Tue Oct 09, 2012 8:08 pm
 
Forum: Early Modern
Topic: 16th Century Shields
Replies: 54
Views: 96433

Re: 16th Century Shields

... that a large shield would be better as it covered more of the body, but John mentioned that a small shield could be just as good because one could either try to dodge the javelins or if need be, the shield could used to bat them away. Now the dodging part I could believe, javelins travel through ...
by Stephen Curtin
Tue Oct 09, 2012 12:35 pm
 
Forum: Early Modern
Topic: 16th Century Shields
Replies: 54
Views: 96433

Re: Re-enactor Guns.

The rifles used are either blank fire only or live ones using blank ammo. My advice would be join a group because you will also need public liability insurance. If you want to have your own group fair enough, but ,be warned, running a group is hard work, as I have found out myself. :)
by lightbringer
Sun Oct 07, 2012 3:21 pm
 
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Re-enactor Guns.
Replies: 6
Views: 9302
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