Events

  • Sat
    01
    Sep
    2018
    10:00 - 17:00Dun Mhuire Theatre, Wexford

    Fight for The Horned Crown!

    The Third Leg of the IHFL (Irish Historical Fencing League) will soon be underway in Wexford. Registration for this Longsword Tournament is now OPEN.

    Tickets €50

    See the facebook Event Page for details.

  • Sat
    08
    Sep
    2018
    11:00 - 18:00Little Island Sports Complex, Wallingstown, Little Island Roads, Cork

    oin us in September for a Military Sabre Seminar with Keith Farrell from Academy of Historical Arts, Scotland!

    This seminar will teach you the core principles of XVIII century military style sabre/broadsword fencing system based on C. Roworth's famous manual from 1798: "The Art of Defence on Foot with Broadsword and Sabre".

    Keep an eye on the facebook Event Page for announcements.

    More info: https://corkblademasters.com/military-sabre-seminar-with-keith-farrell/

    Tickets: https://corkblademasters.com/product/military-sabre-seminar-2018/

  • Wed
    19
    Sep
    2018
    19:00 - 21:00Salthill, Galway

    Have you ever wanted to wield a sword? Well, here's a fine opportunity!

    We are hosting a free taster session in association with HEMA Ireland in September. Come along and learn the basics of sword combat. Places are limited so contact us early!

    Contact and keep an eye on the details on the facebook Event page!

  • Wed
    19
    Sep
    2018
    7:30pm to 9:30pmDonegall Pass Community Centre, Belfast

    Come along and try some Medieval martial arts!

    Full details on the facebook Event Page

    Linking in with the open taster sessions being run by other Historical European Martial Arts groups across the island, we'll be opening the doors of our Belfast class for people to come along and try their hand with the longsword (and possibly a few other weapons).

    Full details will be posted closer to the time. Depending on numbers interested we may allow people to drop in and out, or we may run set taster classes for set numbers.

  • Fri
    21
    Sep
    2018
    19:00 - 21:00Séan O'Casey Community Centre

    Want to fight with a sword? then come and try a free class with Gray School of Arms Academia da Espada Ireland.

    Keep an eye on the facebook Event Page for details and announcements!

    The free class will give members of the public a chance to try their hand at the Spanish fencing system of La Verdadera Destreza.

    On the night each participant will get to learn:

    Spanish rapier
    sword and dagger
    Sword and shield
    Spear
    Kickboxing and boxing
    as well as talks and demonstrations on the night.

    About the School:

    Gray School of Arms academia da espada is an internationally recognized fencing school and Ireland's only fencing school teaching the Spanish sword art of Destreza. The schools teacher has over 23 years of experience in martial arts and is the Irish representative of Master at Arms Ton Puey of Academia da Espada.

    Details

    Cost: Free
    Equipment: We provide all equipment
    Date: Friday the 21st of September 2018
    Location: Sean O Casey community center east wall Dublin 1
    Booking: Please contact and book a place 🙂

    Follow us on
    Website: https://www.thegrayschoolofarms.com/
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Grayschoolofarms/

  • Mon
    24
    Sep
    2018
    20:00 - 22:00Rainbow Club Mahon Community Center

    Join us at our Open Day and try out free longsword fencing session with Cork Blademasters!

    See the facebook Event Page for full details and announcements!

    This is a HEMA (Historical European Martial Arts) discipline of unarmoured combat based on teachings of german fencing master from XV century Johannes Liechtenauer.

    Entry is free and all equipment will be provided, please bring some light gloves, towel and plenty of water!

    This is one of many similar events offered by different HEMA clubs nationwide between 15th and 30th of September organized under HEMA Ireland banner in order to promote HEMA across the island.

    Check our HEMA Ireland page for more details on the events from participating clubs!

    More info: http://corkblademasters.com/open-days/

  • Sat
    27
    Oct
    2018
    Sun
    28
    Oct
    2018
    10:00 - 17:00Leitrim - TBD

    Last year we at Leitrim Longswords held an event called the "Fool's Fayre". The event encompassed the weekend surrounding the 1st of April and included some casual workshops and lots of sparring / shenanigans.
    The event was well received and we had hoped to do it again this year...
    Unfortunately there's been much tumult in people's lives this past six months, we've had no time to plan anything...
    ...and, with no consideration at all, Easter weekend has decided to fall on April Fools day. Which will doubtless be inconvenient for many.

    So this year there's a change of plans.
    Sometime around Halloween, we'll instead be hosting our first *"Día de los Muertos / Día de Muertos"* event!
    Prizes will be similar to last years Fool's Fayre (honourable conduct, sportsmanship, ostentatious facial hair, flamboyant salutes, etc) but will doubtless have a more 'Halloweeny' theme. (suggestions welcome)

    Details and announcements will follow on the facebook Event Page (including a better name for the event that hopefully won't offend anyone from Mexico).

  • Sat
    03
    Nov
    2018
    Sun
    04
    Nov
    2018
    10:00 - 18:00Feakle, Co. Clare

    All day Master class with Guy Windsor on the Saturday. Followed by evening meal and late night shenanigans with a Steel longsword tournament on the Sunday for ISHC's perpetual trophy. More details to follow on their facebook Event Page.