Thursday, 25 May 2017

Medieval archery - Out and About

Some photos of Experience Medieval Archery "In the Field" and associated events.

Go Biking with a Viking.

A repeat of last year's performance is on the cards when Experience Medieval Archery will perform at the (now annual) Biking for a Viking event in Waterford during Ireland's National Heritage Week on August 27th 2017.

 A unique event that is ONLY accessible by bike or narrow-gauge train! 

It's all about using the back in medieval archery!
A nice line here. 

 That's a good score.

 Not a horn to be seen 

Storytelling is always good

 The Vikings arrive.

 The green netting of the safety nets can just be seen -on the right.

Too much sun??

Some photos above via The Waterford Greenway

Youghal Wall Gardens Heritage Day 2017

 Very own tent (and flags).

The arrows are the portal to another world!

Storytelling is rampant :-)

 Off with his head they cried !!!

Mount Congreve Gardens

 Some needed an extra pull.

Sister shows how it's done!

Dungarvan County Show 2017

 All ready to go"

In the Dragon's Den!

For a report from last year; see:

Sunday, 21 May 2017

Medieval Archery in Waterford

Sigtrygg was also known in Ireland as Sitric.
 Sigtrygg Silkbeard ll

Waterford has seen a return of an ancient character that once ruled the Déise and Dublin- and much else besides.

Sigtrygg was married to Sláine, daughter of Brian Boru, they had one son who in turn had one son (before being killed in Wales) Ragnhild, from whom Gruffudd ap Cynan and the Kings of Gwynedd were descended.

A fierce warrior, Sigtrygg (also known in Ireland as Sitric) was born in the summer of 956.

It is in his honour that Experience Medieval Archery has been set up to coach medieval archery and through storytelling explain a little of the history and techniques of the medieval archer.

Veðrafjǫrðr was the Viking's name for Waterford 
Sigtrygg in (Veðrafjǫrðr)Waterford, Next to Reginald's Tower - Ireland's oldest secular building.

Sigtrygg is available for festivals, garden parties, cultural events, and general murder and mayhem.

New premises for the crystal shop
The world famous Waterford Crystal factory is directly opposite Waterford Viking Triangle. This area has some of the oldest (secular) buildings in Ireland - and much more besides.

Famed for it's street parties (Spraoi, Harvest Festival) Ireland's oldest city is party-central in S.E.

For lots more photos/videos and stories & links to medieval "Lies, Lore & Legends" see - Archery Through the Ages

No matter how small we are, we can all reach for the skies 🙌


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Experience Medieval Archery in Museum of Medieval Treasures in Waterford

 Sigtrygg's  family also conducted a double marriage alliance with Brian Boru, although he later realigned himself with the main leaders of the Leinster revolt of 1012–1014. He has a prominent role in the 12th-century Irish Cogadh Gaedhil re Gallaibh and the 13th century Icelandic Njal's Saga, as the main Norse leader at the Battle of Clontarf in 1014.
Sigtrygg's long reign spanned 46 years, until his abdication in 1036. During that period, his armies saw action in four of the five Irish provinces of the time. In particular, he conducted a long series of raids into territories such as Meath, Wicklow, Ulster, and perhaps even the coast of Wales. He also came into conflict with rival Norse kings, especially in Cork and Waterford.
He went on pilgrimage to Rome in 1028 and is associated with the foundation of Christ Church Cathedral in Dublin. Although Dublin underwent several reversals of fortune during his reign, on the whole trade in the city flourished. He died in 1042.
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Medieval archery - Out and About

Some photos of Experience Medieval Archery "In the Field" and associated events. Go Biking with a Viking. A repeat of last ye...

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