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Re: Greetings from connaght

... spears... Swords are not on my agenda at this time. Medieval cookery would be of interest as it fits in with the self sufficiency skills i am trying to master :)
by Huntress
Mon Dec 10, 2012 6:11 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Greetings from connaght
Replies: 11
Views: 14563

Re: Duncannon 2012

Hi all
Can someone out there please ask Joe to Contact me please as i am trying to contact him since my last post here and am having no luck.
All the best.
by barry
Mon Nov 26, 2012 10:18 am
Forum: Events
Topic: Duncannon 2012
Replies: 17
Views: 22514

Re: Feudalism in Ireland

... with women in particular making use of the differential inheritance regimes to their own benefit in the 16th century. The fact that the crown was trying to get rid of the contesting legal system at that time was only one factor.
by brendan
Mon Nov 12, 2012 6:55 pm
Forum: Late Medieval
Topic: Feudalism in Ireland
Replies: 1
Views: 4047

Re: Caislean na Cnamha

... Nate Bell (left) and Justin Runyon as Kerne. Taken October 14, 2012 at the Days of Knights living history time line in Frankfort, Kentucky. We are trying and making progress.!/photo.php?fbid=3935354831278&set=t.1502055870&type=3&theater!/photo.php?fbid=3935354831278&set=t.1502055870&type=3&theater
by finnobreanan
Wed Oct 17, 2012 5:36 pm
Forum: Late Medieval
Topic: Caislean na Cnamha
Replies: 3
Views: 6215

Re: 16th Century Shields

... part I could believe, javelins travel through the air relatively slowly and with practice can even be caught in flight, but I wasn't sure about trying to bat them away with a shield. This is where the fíanna come in. The story goes that men wishing to become members of the fíanna had to pass ...
by Stephen Curtin
Tue Oct 09, 2012 12:35 pm
Forum: Early Modern
Topic: 16th Century Shields
Replies: 54
Views: 96479

Buying swords - advice on blades please?

... specs for the swords, I'm coming across phrases such as "EN45, 5160, hardened to Rockwell 52, marquenched, tempered" and such like. I'm trying to make sense of the various specs, but can't find a readable guide to what effect these have on the performance of the sword. Does anyone have ...
by Siggi
Thu Oct 04, 2012 12:13 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Buying swords - advice on blades please?
Replies: 5
Views: 7168

Re: 1913-1923

... people who are already involved in re-enacting that period of Irish History. I'd gladly join another group and learn the ropes, rather than trying to re-invent the wheel by myself. Could you give me a link/ e-mail/ phone number to such a group please? Brendan Hughes
by Mayo
Sat Sep 29, 2012 1:08 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: 1913-1923
Replies: 3
Views: 6583

Re: reenactors social network

... used in its current format. Hopefully that is something that can tie in with what you are doing in some way. Part of the challenge we have here is trying to ensure that the useful posts that have been created over the years are not lost and that is something that social network type platforms (Facebook, ...
by brendan
Wed Sep 26, 2012 9:52 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: reenactors social network
Replies: 10
Views: 13999


My name is Brendan and I'm from Mayo.

I intend to form my own group based around the 1913-1923 period of Irish history. I am trying to get the "bottom line" on weapons that go bang used by re-enactors and where to source them.

Can anyone point me in the right direction please?
by Mayo
Tue Sep 25, 2012 9:36 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: 1913-1923
Replies: 3
Views: 6583

Help identifying an old uniform

All, A friend of my dad is trying to put a rough date on the attached photo of his grandfather - Laurence McKenna, the one standing beside the priest. He was originally from Belfast but joined the National Army / Defence Forces at some ...
by DrNightdub
Mon Sep 24, 2012 7:07 am
Forum: 20th Century
Topic: Help identifying an old uniform
Replies: 3
Views: 6626

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