Seán, I'm delighted to hear you're getting some Irish swords done, they're pretty different to other Iron age swords.
Here's where you need to go:http://www.livinghistory.ie/viewtopic.p ... a&start=10
Be careful with that third picture there, don't trust the hilts on the left. They're not representative of Irish examples. Only the one on the right is.
Thing to remember about authentic Irish Iron age swords is that they're small, short and light. They're a bit smaller than a Gladius.
I seem to remember posting a reproduction I made up on these boards some time ago. Anyone find it? Is it swallowed up by the archiving?
Let me know if there's more you need.