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Trebuchet use in Ireland

PostPosted: Tue Aug 21, 2012 10:46 pm
by ColmBruxelles
Hello all

Firs posting here so apologies in advance if this has been discussed elsewhere.

Is there any evidence of a trebuchet being used in the past in Ireland? I only discovered trebuchet two years ago while on holiday in France. sonce then I have built a few models - this is one which I made for my boys for their play mobil soldiers - it fires golf balls about 50 metres.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jKA7nGOOAu0




I have built a bigger version for my kids norman themed birthday party - again it fired water filled balloons abou 50-60 metres. I'll post pictures soon.

but back to original question - any idea if these trebuchet made it to Ireland during the Norman period

Thanks

Colm

Re: Trebuchet use in Ireland

PostPosted: Wed Aug 22, 2012 5:29 pm
by finnobreanan
If you use the "Search" tool you will find this thread on trebuchets viewtopic.php?f=8&t=545&p=4582&hilit=trebuchet#p4582

Re: Trebuchet use in Ireland

PostPosted: Wed Aug 22, 2012 6:24 pm
by ColmBruxelles
Thanks for that. I found that thread before I posted my message. I understand that the project had come to a standstill and the last posting was some time ago. I got in touch with the National Museum today and had some positive results where I was told that there are reports of engineers repairing siege machines in a manuscript or two. I am to get more information regarding the manuscripts etc later.

I'll keep you posted on any more news.

Colm

Re: Trebuchet use in Ireland

PostPosted: Wed Aug 22, 2012 9:18 pm
by Nerva
Salve Colm,

Sean Shiels AKA Wolvine is the man behind the 'Siege Engine Company' and it's still very very much alive. If you want his details please PM me. I have a number of Roman Catapulta (bolt firing machines) siege artillery and finally hope to take possession of my first Ballista (stone firing machine) later this year, so if you like Roman artillery you know where to come ;-)

Vale,

Nerva.

Re: Trebuchet use in Ireland

PostPosted: Sat Sep 01, 2012 10:45 pm
by wolfvine
Hi Colm.
Just to let you know that the BLACK BOAR SIEGE COMPANY has just been formed and we are in the process of applying for funding at the moment. If you wish to know more just contact me on this site.
all the best . Seán

Re: Trebuchet use in Ireland

PostPosted: Sun Sep 02, 2012 1:35 pm
by brendan
Wahoo!
Let me know if you want a Facebook fan site or the like to help build interest.
Also, when do we get to start making things?

Brendan

Re: Trebuchet use in Ireland

PostPosted: Sun Sep 02, 2012 9:21 pm
by wolfvine
Hi Brendan.

I am still waiting on further news on funding which will decide how fast this project will take off. So I am keeping my powder dry and waiting for orders. When I know more I will put up a detailed post. Your support is most welcome Brendan as you well remember we spoke about this a good while back and it looks like we could be on the way!

Seán

PS. I will be working on the remainder of those shields Brendan this week so you might let me know what styles you need for the long shields.

Re: Trebuchet use in Ireland

PostPosted: Wed Sep 05, 2012 11:32 am
by barry
Hi All
Sean best of luck mate with the new group and if there is anything we can do to help just ask mate.
All the best.

Barry
FLHS

Re: Trebuchet use in Ireland

PostPosted: Wed Sep 05, 2012 9:17 pm
by wolfvine
Hi Barry.

Thanks for the good wishes.

Seán

Re: Trebuchet use in Ireland

PostPosted: Mon Sep 17, 2012 11:23 pm
by knightofredemption
Good to see you back in the game at full Boar :D