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Living in the Iron Age

... Age during one of the wettest, coldest weeks of the summer. Should be well worth a listen, she was completely game for living as 'Iron Age' as possible and cheerfully tried her hand at everything we threw at her over the few days. Tríona
by tri
Tue Nov 29, 2011 4:48 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Living in the Iron Age
Replies: 0
Views: 1940


... to obtain irish sheepskins, preferably local tanned. There's some stuff around, i.e. the 25-Euro IKEA skins - but I don't want to rest my ass on a possible chemical bomb which travelled twice around the globe... As we're going to establish a household down in Tipptown at the moment, we want to ...
by Cathal
Wed Nov 16, 2011 3:16 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Sheepskins
Replies: 4
Views: 6423

Focus on Irish Textiles Event (FITE) 2011

... any aspect of textiles worn or produced in Ireland up to 1700, and from all disciplines, are welcome in order to encourage as wide a discussion as possible. Subjects may include, but are not limited to: - individual extant artefacts and garments, - study of contemporary depictions: carvings, drawings, ...
by Aislinn
Fri Oct 14, 2011 4:13 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Focus on Irish Textiles Event (FITE) 2011
Replies: 1
Views: 3380

Social attitudes to Illegitimacy in the early 20th centuary.

... the accepted conventions of Irish Society and what the general attitude towards those sorts of circumstances would have been in 1911. Is it possible for anyone to point me in the direction of where I could find information or comment on the questions that I raise above?
by BML
Wed Oct 12, 2011 12:30 pm
Forum: 20th Century
Topic: Social attitudes to Illegitimacy in the early 20th centuary.
Replies: 1
Views: 3298

Re: Gallowglass Origins

... influenced by Dave Swift and "Cliaomh", and look for any advice or guidance which might become available. Our Goal: The most authentic possible representationj of the Galloglass, and the 16th century struggle of Gaelic Ireland against the power of Tudor England...... to the largely ...
by jaspergreen
Wed Oct 12, 2011 3:46 am
Forum: Late Medieval
Topic: Gallowglass Origins
Replies: 42
Views: 75130

Norwegian Viking ship seeking crew and volunteers

... is to outfiit and equip the ship and crew with replica kit and reconstructed tools/weapons so that when they arrive in port, it looks as close as possible to an authentic Viking ship and crew - presumably minus the pillaging before some wiseguy throws that in there... They are in the process of ...
by tri
Thu Sep 08, 2011 9:08 am
Forum: Early-Medieval
Topic: Norwegian Viking ship seeking crew and volunteers
Replies: 2
Views: 5619

Re: Crossbows now legal in Ireland

... object" is not of concern to longbows as they do not have a port or hole through which the missile is discharged. Discharge is only really possible through an orifice and to state otherwise is talking from said orifice.. ;) Some members here would love to make there own (me too), but unfortunately ...
by wwebb
Tue Aug 02, 2011 9:34 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Crossbows now legal in Ireland
Replies: 18
Views: 29517


... make wooden copies, and are ok for holster fillers but a metal version is more desirable. Leave it with me I will do some research to see if it is possible to get the .455
by thehobbyden
Thu Jul 21, 2011 2:05 pm
Forum: Buy and Sell
Replies: 5
Views: 8965

Development of Gaelic clothing???

... have developed into, and was used alongside, the kilcommon style jackets in the 16th century. Now if we go back further in time, I think that it possible that the above mentioned coats might have developed from tunics (also worn with trews), like those worn in the images from Geraldus Cambrensis, ...
by Stephen Curtin
Tue Jul 19, 2011 1:08 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Development of Gaelic clothing???
Replies: 9
Views: 11712

Re: wooden toy in Ireland

Wow, I am amazed... In Truso we have no wooden artefacts at all... anly amber, amber, amber, jewelery, horns and bones, iron... Will it be possible to receive some mpictures/paper on toys (viking and medieval times) from Ireland? Hi Piotr, There is one or two publications on games, a book on ...
by oleg
Tue Jul 05, 2011 6:42 pm
Forum: Early-Medieval
Topic: wooden toy in Ireland
Replies: 8
Views: 6909

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