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Medieval Target Tournament / Lughnasa Games 2009

Postby consmiles on Wed Jun 17, 2009 7:37 pm

This year on the 25 and 26 July we have our second medieval target tournament at Rath Niamh, near Castlerea in north Co Roscommon. People are welcome to arrive on Friday evening as the Camp is set up with tents and fires etc. In 2008 the winner of the Lughnasa Games was “Piortk toothbreaker” �ied�eat style and finished out in the lead. See picture below. This year 2009, we will add rock throwing and archery to live javelins, live axes and live daggers thrown at a wooden man size target. In the last round the target is moved back an extra few feet to increase the challenge. All of the competition weapons will be provided ensuring everyone has the same chance of winning the prize. Competition entry fee Euro5.

This event is for re-enactors only from Roman up to late medieval times. Practice begins at noon on Saturday and the competition itself begins at noon on Sunday. All food is provided in the traditional cauldrons over open fires. There is enough wood to have a fire through out the night if required. Everyone is expected to be in kit at all times and mobile phones, tobacco etc are not to be seen. Plastic tents are allowed but will be hidden away and there is plenty of free parking. A flushing toilet and wash hand basin is provided within 100m of the Rath. Weekend fee Euro 30.

All attendees must be members of the Black Shield Insurance group or have their own insurance, which must be shown to the organisers. This is not a combat weekend – it i� target competition event for re-enactors in a partly built moated rath based on Cloonfree 1270 – 1306 n� Strokestown.

PM me for a map or txt me at 086 362 2728

Con and Niamh Connor
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Re: Medieval Target Tournament / Lughnasa Games 2009

Postby Nerva on Wed Jun 17, 2009 9:32 pm

Salve Con

I know we missed last year but I promise we'll be there this year. Can we have an artillery competition this year?
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Re: Medieval Target Tournament / Lughnasa Games 2009

Postby consmiles on Wed Jun 17, 2009 10:41 pm

Hi Nerva,
you are very welcome. You may have a distance competition over many long fields full of grass and rushes and a 'find the damn bolt' competition as well. We will watch and say nice things like - "they go home or the else", we will talk about aqueducts, peace and the wine and wonder how come the Romans never invented socks....
How many will come through (sorry I'm totally Pythonised) How many will attend? Maybe PM or txt 0863622728
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Re: Medieval Target Tournament / Lughnasa Games 2009

Postby consmiles on Tue Jul 28, 2009 11:14 pm

Images of the live weapons target tournament at Rath Niamh in Castlerea are at

http://www.flickr.com/photos/nectarous/ ... 0178/show/

Winner was Tom Connor.
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Re: Medieval Target Tournament / Lughnasa Games 2009

Postby Iver on Wed Jul 29, 2009 9:22 am

oh man, I am really sad now that we could not make it...
great pics, looks like you guys had a good time.
Hopefully next time we will be there!
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Re: Medieval Target Tournament / Lughnasa Games 2009

Postby mircat on Thu Jul 30, 2009 9:41 pm

A grand event had by one and all. Skills tweeked. New ones learned. Memories re visited.
Two eyes, One Brain, Just aim.
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Re: Medieval Target Tournament / Lughnasa Games 2009

Postby brendan on Mon Aug 17, 2009 11:01 am

Scheduled for deletion as the event has been over for a while - copy pics etc if they are needed
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