Fri16Feb2018Sun18Feb2018Colaiste Padraig Roselawn, Dublin
Registration is now open for Féile na Gaiscígh 2018. To register you must complete the following form linked below and then send you payment via paypal to our account linked to at the end of registration.
The early bird price till 31st December for the event is €80 for the weekend. This allows you entry to the event, participation in workshops as well as lunch and dinner.
From 1st January the weekend price will increase to €95.
Single day tickets are available at €40 per day.
Tournament entry is €5 per tournament.
The current provisional timetable will be:
Friday 10:00-14:00 workshops
Friday 14:00-17:00 tournaments
Saturday 9:30-17:00 tournaments
Sunday 10:00-17:00 workshops.
If you have any questions you can message the event organisers at at firstname.lastname@example.org or on the event page on Facebook.
Further information will be posted on the event page soon.
Sat28Apr201811:00am to 19:00pmLittle Island Sports Complex, Wallingstown, Little Island Roads, Cork
Open Steel Longsword Tournament - first leg of the Irish Historical Fencing League 2018 (IHFL)!
Join us and test your fencing skills against the best longsword fighters from Ireland and abroad!
Try out our revolutionary Survivability rules that are designed to make your fight as realistic as possible! No more right of way, no more afterblows, no more bunny hopping... but a real martial art challenge instead!
More info at: https://
Tickets available at: https://
corkblademasters.com/ product/ blademasters-cup-2018/
Facebook Event Page at: https://www.facebook.com/events/2036998779914203/
Sat01Sep201810:00 - 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.
See the facebook Event Page for details.
Sat08Sep201811:00 - 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.
Wed19Sep201819:00 - 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!
Wed19Sep20187:30pm 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.
Fri21Sep201819:00 - 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:
sword and dagger
Sword and shield
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.
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 🙂
Mon24Sep201820:00 - 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/
Sat27Oct2018Sun28Oct201810:00 - 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).