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Bow shooting in/near Dublin

Postby Janek on Wed Jan 19, 2011 3:54 pm

Hey guys!

I am new to the forum and so will introduce myself briefly. My name is Jan and I come from Czech Republic where I am a member of a viking era living history group called Skjaldborg. If you want to see some ''Czech Northmen'' :-) please go to http://www.skjaldborg.cz The pages are not in English yet but if you click AKCE and then some year, you will find a lot of galleries.

The subject of my interest is bows, fletching and shooting and that is why I created this thread.

I would like to ask you if there is any group of people somewhere in or near Dublin who do regulary shoot? Of course a group of people who would allow me to shoot with them :-) If there is no such group, is there at least a place where could one train shooting?

I have been trying to find a place since I moved to Dublin last July but to no avail. I haven't been shooting since then and that's ... sad.

I have 85 lbs cornus and 100 lbs ash long bows (these bows are actually not a part of my viking LH hobby).

If anybody could help me find a place where I could start shooting I would be very grateful!

Thank you!
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Re: Bow shooting in/near Dublin

Postby Jess de Búrca Monty on Wed Jan 19, 2011 4:18 pm

Not sure if it's near enough - Leitrim

http://www.facebook.com/?sk=messages&tid=1830544282409#!/pages/Mircat-Manufacturing-Traditional-Archery/105427119523274

http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=153128264740006&ref=mf
Official opening this Saturday 22nd Jan, I believe there are training grounds and a shop on site.

http://www.mircat-manufacturing.webs.com/
There is a links page to Archery clubs and Associations throughout Ireland.

Good Luck

Jessica de Búrca - Montague
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Re: Bow shooting in/near Dublin

Postby brendan on Wed Jan 19, 2011 5:35 pm

If it is regular practice you are looking for then it might be a good idea to hook up with a 'normal' archery club.

I know of at least one person who shoots regularly 'Bare bow' with an archery club based in Bray/Greystones...Friday evenings I think. I dont have any more details, but I am sure that you will find them on the interweb.

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Re: Bow shooting in/near Dublin

Postby Janek on Wed Jan 19, 2011 6:19 pm

Thank you both!

Jessica: it's too far unfortunately ...

Brendan: I will check this for sure. Actually John Looney gave me e-mail address to one of the people in Bray but she is not responding ... I am looking for any place to shoot, not just with LH guys - maybe it was not obvious from my first post. Thanks again!
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Re: Bow shooting in/near Dublin

Postby nathan on Wed Jan 19, 2011 7:02 pm

hi janek
i myself make bows as well as arrows and have been shooting for years if you need any advice on where to go or even want to shoot with us im sure something could be arranged members of our group shoot on a regular basis space is often set aside and some are there as only archers and we would love more if your open to it we are also mainly a viking period group. also someone shooting warbow weights as a fellow archer great news hope to talk soon. i also know the person in bray and have shot in various archery clubs around the east coast and can point you where to go if you need it.
also i myself live in wicklow town and have a spot down here where i do field archery as i know target archery gets boring after a while.
also to join any IAAA club such as woodbrook archery in bray site is here you will need to pass their safety beginner course then join after. its a great club though only two longbow archers but the best barebow shooters in the country are there many of whom im good mates with.
http://www.wicklowarchery.org/
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Re: Bow shooting in/near Dublin

Postby Nerva on Wed Jan 19, 2011 10:21 pm

Salvete Omnes!

Does it have to be bow's? What about Roman artillery? See here....

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Valete,

Nerva.
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Marcvs Vlpius Nerva

Legion Ireland - Roman Military Society of Ireland
Pilus Prior Cohors VIII Legionis XX Valeria Victrix

http://www.romanarmy.ie

info@romanarmy.ie

nerva@romanarmy.ie
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Re: Bow shooting in/near Dublin

Postby Janek on Thu Jan 20, 2011 9:18 am

Nathan: Thanks for help! I will send you PM today.


Nerva: Well, I am afraid I wouldn't be allowed to board a train with this on my back! By the way: What kind of rope is used in the first scorpio.
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Re: Bow shooting in/near Dublin

Postby nathan on Thu Jan 20, 2011 6:26 pm

glad to help talk soon.

pesky romans :lol:
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