Welcome to the Shire of Eplaheimr


Eplaheimr is an Irish shire within the Society of Creative Anachronism – an international organization dedicated to researching and re-creating the arts and skills of medieval times without the plague, unusual tortures and short lifespans. We are a social bunch, with lots of opportunities for Vikings or Tudors (for example) to learn and work within their respective times, while still getting to enjoy the company of Normans or Renaissance Italians, or any of the many rich and varied cultures up til 1600.

Eplaheimr covers the midlands region, with active cores in Shinrone, Co. Offaly, Clara, Co. Offaly and Athlone, Co. Westmeath. We also have events or attend events all over the country so if your area isn’t immediately obvious, don’t worry, we can find a way to help you get involved – just get in touch!
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Ever wondered what life was like in the Middle Ages? Fancied trying your hand at spinning, calligraphy, illumimation, metalcrafts or brewing? Mused what medieval food was like? In the SCA we can help you find out – amoung other things we work with many medieval arts & sciences (& crafts), regularly cook and brew to medieval recipes and, best of all, organise events to immerse ourselves in all of these things and showcase our achievements for weekends at a time.  [Find out more about SCA life]



There are archery classes in King’s Lake (Athlone IT) during term time on Friday afternoons.  Fencing classes in King’s Lake are currently on a break, but there are training sessions in both fencing and heavy armoured fighting in Limerick, as below, and in Kilmurray House on Sundays by arrangement  […]

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Medieval Fencing Contact: Lord Ünegen of Eplaheimr  (Mka. Yann Coussot)
Call 0879023702 (no calls after 9pm please)

Heavy Armoured Combat Contact: Lord Ünegen of Eplaheimr  (Mka. Yann Coussot)

Call 0879023702 (no calls after 9pm please)
 Archery TERM TIME in Athlone IT (Kingeslake)
Friday 14:30 – 16:00
MPH, Athlone IT, Athlone, Co. Westmeath