Of honey, bees and beekeeping in Medieval Ireland

One of the newest participants in Eplaheimr, the newly named Alice de la Wode, formerly known as Alison of Cantebury, is one of those naturally fantastic at everything, really interested in everything, extremely knowledgeable about cool stuff people (I’m not jealous, honest 🙂 ) On Facebook recently she posted a picture of a little of her…

16th century images of Irish people (from irisharchaeology.ie)

I’ve been following @irarchaeology on twitter for a while now, lots of great stuff, but I thought this  16th century images of Irish people | Irish Archaeology might be of interest to SCAdians trying to find images of period Irish dress.  Too late for my current persona, unfortunately.   (www.irisharchaeology.ie has some lovely things in the shop too) 

The Voyage of Mael Dúin

As I was trying to gather more information about my persona I realised that it has been a very long time since I paid any serious attention to the Irish stories I loved as a child. The kids have heard the more obvious ones (Cú Chulainn, the Children of Lir, Tir n nÓg etc), but…

Whatever shall we eat?

I got to thinking today that there will be events at which it will be handy to bring a basket of food, like a more period version of the picnics we bring when we go walking in the mountains etc.  Being in research mode I took a starting point of “Say we were going to a…

Let there be clothes.

There are some people that could probably get away with attending an SCA event naked, I, alas, am not amoung their number.  Clearly an attempt must be made to assemble some sort of garb and, as there is the small matter of my not being able to sew affecting my decisions in this, I’m strongly leaning towards…

The Irish dish, plate, drinking vessel of choice

I had known that the Champions of Lough Devnaree was going to happen before I actually decided to bite the bullet and go – but I ended up booking at the last minute.  This meant that my opportunity to actually get stuff together (garb and feast gear) was, through my own fault, limited.  If I…