Fri01Jul2016Sun03Jul2016All Hallows College Dublin, Ireland
Our third annual Dublin HEMA event. A mixture of classes and tournaments in the beautiful setting of a former 19th Century Seminary College in the north of Dublin. Equidistant from Dublin Airport and Dublin Port this is the biggest event in the Irish HEMA Calendar. This is a 3 day event running from Friday 1st to Sunday 3rd of July. However people can register from 17:00 on Thursday 30th June
Sat30Jul201611:00 AM - 5:00 PMLittle Island Sports Complex
Sat03Dec2016Sun04Dec20169:00 amDonegall Pass Community Centre
Event Costs: Saturday
-£40 entry (HEMA Ireland Members)
-£45 (Non HEMA Ireland Members)
Event Costs: Sunday & Weekend tbc
Ticketing information and booking will be updated as it becomes available.
Saturday will be a competitive tournament; Rules tbc.
Sunday will be an open training day for attendees - TBC
Entry to the event is open to any member of a practicing HEMA group.
Sat25Feb2017Sun26Feb201710am 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!
Sat01Apr2017Sun02Apr201710:00 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.
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.
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Directions from Carrick on Shannon:
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Sat29Apr201711:00 amLittle Island Sports Complex, Wallingstown, Cork, Co. Cork
Blademasters Cup 2017 - Open Steel Longsword Tournament!
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!
Tickets available from:
***Registration starts on the 1st of March 2017***
Rules and regulations:
corkblademasters.com/ blademasters-cup-2017-rules -and-regulations/
corkblademasters.com/ blademasters-cup-2017-equip ment-requirements/
Sat03Jun20174:00 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!
Fri30Jun2017Sun02Jul201710:00 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.
Sat05Aug2017Sun06Aug201710:00 - 18:00Feakle Village Hall, Feakle, Co. Clare
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.
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.
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.
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 email@example.com 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).