Events

  • Sat
    25
    Feb
    2017
    Sun
    26
    Feb
    2017
    10am Saturday to 19:00pm SundayFeakle Vilage Hall, Feakle, Co. Clare

    The Winter En-garde is a weekend long event hosted by the Irish School of Historical Combat, with longsword tournaments (synthetic and steel), sabre tournament, and master classes with acclaimed instructor Keith Farrell.  See the event page of the Winter En-Garde for full details of timetable, equipment guidelines, rules and regulations for the tournaments, and registration and booking details.

    Early Bird discount available until 1st February!

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  • Sat
    01
    Apr
    2017
    Sun
    02
    Apr
    2017
    10:00 amLeitrim GAA hall, Leitrim town, Co. Leitrim.

    The Fool's Fayre Leitrim Longswords' first time hosting an event!
    It is intended to be a gathering of HEMA enthusiasts with the intention of free sharing of skills and knowledge in a fun and relaxed environment.


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    Based at the Leitrim GAA hall in the town of
    Leitrim, Co. Leitrim (map link below), the event will run from 10am until 5pm on Saturday 1st April and from 10am until 4pm on Sunday 2nd April.
    The Leitrim GAA hall boasts changing rooms and kitchen facilities for those in need of caffiene of whichever flavour and other sustenance.

    We have 3 Guest Instructors (TBC), 2 of which will be showing us their skills on the Saturday and the Other on the Sunday, hopefully freeing up more time for the Fechtshule.  First confirmed Instructor is Ash O'Rourke of the 1595 Martial Arts Club, who will be teaching a sabre workshop.

    Others still TBC - We're still taking volunteers if anyone has any particular skills or style they wish to share...

    The Fechtschule itself will be run with similar rules to other HEMA events in Ireland but will not be a League Event: Points accumulated at this event will not go towards any kind of League Total.
    It does however give you Bragging Rights for the entire year as we are introducing An Added Twist...The Leitrim Longsword Patented Card System.

    There will also be prizes for conduct, enthusiasm, style, baggiest trousers, most flamboyant salute, best newcomer, etc.
    We are also hoping that on the Saturday evening attendees will join us at one of the local Hostelries for a slap-up feast and an evening of convivial, enthusiastic company.

    As it is a Weekend Event, some members of the Letrim Longswords have generously offered their homes to Attendees. Unfortunately there is limited space, so it will be on a First Come, First Served basis. There are however an absolute plethora of B & B's in this lovely but soggy part of the country so if this is your preference, please PM one of the Admins and we will do our best to get you a link or information for these.

    The event will cost €30 for the whole weekend but we are offering an Early Bird Special of €25, available until 5th March. If taking advantage of this offer, please contact Admin Adrian Shwapka, as he is taking booking via PayPal.
    Booking form will be uploaded soon.

    This is the Fool's Fayre, so we're gathering for the enjoyment of our mutual passion rather than league table points and the fun and frivolity to be had hitting comrades and like-minded individuals with weapons of varying lethality.

    Map:
    Location: https://www.google.ie/maps/place/Unnamed+Road,+Killarcan,+Co.+Leitrim/@53.9978111,-8.0575592,447m/data=!3m2!1e3!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x485e88ad28397dc9:0x1bb3d68d6b4f1a42!8m2!3d53.9978111!4d-8.0553705

    Directions from Carrick on Shannon:
    https://www.google.ie/maps/dir/Carrick-On-Shannon,+County+Leitrim/Unnamed+Road,+Killarcan,+Co.+Leitrim/@53.9717394,-8.1088938,7163m/data=!3m2!1e3!4b1!4m13!4m12!1m5!1m1!1s0x485e85aa1e1709db:0x5c9d5bba717806d5!2m2!1d-8.0861879!2d53.9451156!1m5!1m1!1s0x485e88ad28397dc9:0x1bb3d68d6b4f1a42!2m2!1d-8.0553705!2d53.9978111

  • Sat
    29
    Apr
    2017
    11:00 amLittle Island Sports Complex, Wallingstown, Cork, Co. Cork

    Blademasters Cup 2017 - Open Steel Longsword Tournament!

    BlademastersCup Cork Blademasters would like to officially invite you to the first of the four tournaments of Irish Historical Fencing League (IHFL) 2017 organized under HEMA Ireland banner!

    Full info:
    http://corkblademasters.com/blademasters-cup-2017/

     Tickets available from:
    ***Registration starts on the 1st of March 2017***

    Rules and regulations:
    http://corkblademasters.com/blademasters-cup-2017-rules-and-regulations/

     Equipment Requirements:
    http://corkblademasters.com/blademasters-cup-2017-equipment-requirements/

  • Sat
    03
    Jun
    2017
    4:00 amDun Mhuire Theatre, Wexford

    The Horned Crown 2017 is now open for registration!
    This longsword tournament will be the second leg in the Irish Historical Fencing League. Early bird tickets now available at €40 until 16/05/17, following this ticket prices will increase to €50.

     

    See the event page for full details!

  • Fri
    30
    Jun
    2017
    Sun
    02
    Jul
    2017
    10:00 amColaiste Phadraig Lucan, Dublin

    Hosted by Dublin HEMA Club, Féile na Gaiscígh is the biggest annual event in the Irish HEMA Calendar, this year in it's new location at Colaiste Phadraig Secondary School in Lucan. This years event is set to be as much fun and excitement as previous years. With three days of workshops, sparring and tournaments, Féile na Gaiscígh is the best chance you have of meeting the largest number of HEMA practioners in the one spot in Ireland.

    This years event is also sponsored for the first time by HEMA suppliers so as well as the chance to win a medal you may find yourself recieving additional prizes at our tournaments.

    Accomodation for those travelling from outside of Dublin will be available at a discounted price in the Lucan Spa Hotel which is a five minute drive from the venue. Tickets are now available at an early bird price of €70 plus €5 per tournament. Once you are registered you will be given the booking codes to avail of a discounted hotel room if required.

    See the Facebook Event Page for full details.

  • Sat
    05
    Aug
    2017
    Sun
    06
    Aug
    2017
    10:00 - 18:00Feakle Village Hall, Feakle, Co. Clare

    DAY 1
    Instead of workshops teaching techniques the veterans will coach the beginners, giving them their own personal advice and experiences. This can come in any format the fencer likes and cover any topic they feel is important. From tournament etiquette to how best to warm up before hand or how to stay focussed. It’s a great way for new instructors and/or fencers planning to become one to get experience with teaching a large group and it adds a very personal touch to the whole process as each will have a different perspective and style of delivery. In turn this will benefit the beginners from their joint experiences. Once coached the beginners will have their tournament, using ‘Black fencers’ supplied by I.S.H.C. This will be judged & refereed by the experienced fencers. Afterwards the contestants can relax and see how it’s done as the veterans pad-up, pick up the steel and fight it out for 1st prize and our perpetual trophy.

    DAY 2
    Will begin with an informal discussion and brain storming session, were fencers and instructors alike can share and test out new ideas over some good quality coffee. Then a mass warm-up taken up every instructor in turn before the second tournament begins. SYNTHETIC SINGLE SWORD COMPETITION, open to all.

  • Sat
    04
    Nov
    2017
    Sun
    05
    Nov
    2017
    9:00 amFeakle, Co. Clare

    See the host's Event page for full details

  • Sat
    25
    Nov
    2017
    Dublin

    On November 25th, HEMA Ireland will be carrying out it's next round of Level 1 Instructor Assessments. Candidates will be contacted with full details of venue, times, and costs, along with assessment criteria.