The Battle of Clontarf in the Barony of the Endless Hills
Barony of the Endless Hills, April 30, 2016
On April 23, 1014, at first light, the battle of Clontarf began, and by sunset, between 7,000 and 10,000 men were dead and the history of Ireland was changed forever. Much of Irish lore still holds that the Battle of Clontarf freed the Irish from foreign domination.
On April 30, 2016, at 9:00 a.m. (slightly later than first light), the third Battle of Clontarf will begin in the Barony of the Endless Hills, and by 7:00 p.m. (a bit before sunset), warriors and spectators alike will make their way home from a day of fighting and fun.
Do you like fighting with rattan? We have it!
Do you like fencing? We have it!
Do you like archery? We have it!
Is thrown weapons more your speed? We have it!
Do you prefer the elegance and beauty of A&S? We have it!
Perhaps you just prefer to relax around friends and enjoy delicious food? We absolutely have it!!!!
For those who have a penchant for martial activities, Clontarf will be hosting fencing tournaments run by Lord Alain Piat. Baron Murdock Bayne will be running a heavy tournament of honor which will include a procession and presentation to give up-and-coming fighters an opportunity to learn what they’ll experience if and when they fight for crown.
Baron Verdi and Baroness Fiona will be choosing their Baronial A/S champion at Clontarf, so all are invited (and encouraged) to bring their A&S projects to show off.
Archery is also on the schedule, as well as thrown weapons.
And, if that wasn’t sufficient enticement, Baron Perote Campbell will again be preparing a sumptuous dayboard for attendees.
There may be other events at the far ends of the Kingdom, but none where you will be made as welcome and appreciated as the Barony of the Endless Hill’s Battle of Clontarf. For details and other information, please contact Lord Cormacc mac Gilla Brigde.
Article and photos by Lady Christina Mary Lowe