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Who we are, and what we do
Eplaheimr is an Irish shire within the Society of Creative Anachronism, an international organization dedicated to researching and re-creating the fighting styles, archery styles, 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 to learn and work in their times, while still getting to hang out with Normans or Renaissance Italians, or any of the many rich and varied cultures up til 1600. Eplaheimr covers the midlands and South of the Republic of Ireland.
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! Amoungst 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.
If you have an interest in learning fighting skills as they were practiced in the medieval period our Knight marshal is the person to contact. Did you know medieval fencing styles are not the same as modern Olympic style fencing? We have archery days and there are archery classes in the College of Kingeslake (Athlone IT) during term time on Friday afternoons. (contact our captain of archers!) Fencing and heavy armoured combat training sessions are available by arrangement, contact the Knight marshal for more
The best way to find out about us is to come along to an event, this gives you a great overall feel for the kinds of things we do. if you just want to come along and try something out but are anxious about what you'll need, don't worry! We organise loaner garb and equipment - please get in contact with our chatelaine if you'd like to give it a go, she's here to help and welcome you to the group!
Upcoming: We have an armoured fighter bootcamp, a Viking Althing and and an Arts and Sciences day focusing on jewellery making (newcomers welcome to all!)