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Battle of the Nations - an Irish presence? (Long)

... training route that most people follow and the styles of fighting we use. I talked a bit about the way in which armour influences fighting. I was trying to make the point that we have people with skill, but not really that many skilled in fighting in a way that requires armour. I concluded with ...
by brendan
Fri Dec 16, 2011 8:59 pm
 
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Battle of the Nations - an Irish presence? (Long)
Replies: 2
Views: 8935

Newbie - Peter O'Connor, near Lismore, Co Waterford.

... anymore. I hope to specialise in archery - I've an English war/long bow and 5 copies of medieval arrows and one very real broadhead. I'm currently trying to make some chainmail but it's tedious and very slow. Any ideas about buying stuff?? I already give talks/demonstrations at heritage days and ...
by Glenribbeen
Mon Dec 05, 2011 3:13 pm
 
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Newbie - Peter O'Connor, near Lismore, Co Waterford.
Replies: 4
Views: 7016

Re: Controversy regarding a proposed memorial to The RIC

... Irish people who found themselves party to imperialism, do it in a way that doesn't justify and rationalise imperialism. The Guards are trying to say that the Irish state should recognise a moral equivalence between the Black and Tans and the Volunteers. Mind you, as one commentator ...
by thepremier
Mon Nov 28, 2011 3:04 pm
 
Forum: 20th Century
Topic: Controversy regarding a proposed memorial to The RIC
Replies: 4
Views: 5785

Óglaigh na h-Éireann weapons 1916

Óglaigh na h-Éireann weapons 1916 Could some one give me a list to clarify the weapons available to the Irish Volunteers in 1916 , trying to get a better idea of what was definatively used any imput would be very much appreciated Steyr M95 8mm Straight Pull Rifle was this used smle 303 ...
by Na Fianna Éireann
Mon Oct 17, 2011 6:18 pm
 
Forum: 20th Century
Topic: Óglaigh na h-Éireann weapons 1916
Replies: 12
Views: 19893

Re: Tool and weapon handling by the public at events

... because you'll swing it and hurt yourself or someone else" "and then I'd sue you" It is about health and safety. The bare minimum. Trying on helms and maybe bits of armour is a great experience and photo opportunity, but I have never seen a situation where someone actually needed ...
by brendan
Sat Aug 27, 2011 9:15 pm
 
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Tool and weapon handling by the public at events
Replies: 11
Views: 16131

Re: Complex multi-piece shoes

I love the idea. I have a draft pattern layed out from the Iona finds. I also like the pouch find in it. I have been doing a Jorvik pattern for my hiberno Norse an a variation for my Norman kit. My wife has a Danish slipper style. Still trying to convert her to Irish but she likes the silver bling
by Seathrun
Mon Aug 15, 2011 2:49 am
 
Forum: Early-Medieval
Topic: Complex multi-piece shoes
Replies: 4
Views: 5057

Re: Fort Camden Dates 2011

... no problem coming and going but there was always security on the gate (Tom Burnell and Co). Now some people were probably scratching their heads trying to reconcile 1st century Roman re-enactors with For Camden, but we were made feel most welcome – I have no doubt that Colm Doyle had a lot to ...
by Nerva
Tue Jul 19, 2011 10:53 pm
 
Forum: Events
Topic: Fort Camden Dates 2011
Replies: 17
Views: 25527

Re: 16th Century Shields

... me overhand with a spear I wouldn't mind having a shield available to defend against it, I don't see how it could not benefit me even if I was not trying to engage. Sling it over my back just in case. Also all evidence I have seen suggests that cavalry for the most part always used single handed ...
by kevin714
Wed Jul 06, 2011 2:20 am
 
Forum: Early Modern
Topic: 16th Century Shields
Replies: 54
Views: 96432

Re: 16th Century Shields

... on one of these forums, someone questioned me on this, saying that he, and others, suspected that I was writing some kind thesis, and that I was trying to get others to do my research for me. I dont know if anyone here has had similar thoughts about me, but let me just say that it is not at all ...
by Stephen Curtin
Tue Jun 28, 2011 5:24 pm
 
Forum: Early Modern
Topic: 16th Century Shields
Replies: 54
Views: 96432

Fusiliers

Hello, everybody, i'm a new member, so be gentle! I'm trying to put together a display of Fusilier and rifle Regiment, hat, badge and hackle. most of it i have covered. But i'm having major problems with the Munsters and Dublin Fusiliers, especially ...
by terrysimmons
Tue Jun 28, 2011 11:31 am
 
Forum: 20th Century
Topic: Fusiliers
Replies: 2
Views: 3843
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