All warriors need to relax at some point and after a day of sword skills and archery, it's time to sit down and watch the flames light the night's entertainment of story telling, music and craic.
Bring your musical instruments or a story to share as we step back in time, with no phones or the distractions of home and immerse ourselves in older traditions.
All the below options are available to subscribed members only - seeHERE
Monday 20th July-Thursday 28th July
Lughnasa Volunteering - Woodland Meitheal @ E10 per day/night.
Start 9am Monday 20 July - Thursday 28 July.
Includes all organic food, bed in dormitory for the first 4 bookings, all others will be camping or using nearby B+B (b+b at own cost)
Friday July 31st-August 2nd
Celtic Camp-Lughnasa Games @E90pp for 3 day/nights (discounts for children with guardians, please inquire)
Friday 31July - start 10am - spear, axe and dagger throwing training at a wood target in the morning and competition in the afternoon. Full Moon Ceremony 8pm
Saturday 1 Aug - start 10am - instinctive / traditional 3D field archery training in the morning and competition in the afternoon. (Up to 6 recurve bows available, 3 arrows per archer require deposit of an extra E24 refundable on return, if all 3 arrows are returned...)
On Saturday evening we will have a log fire in the middle of the camp - there will be magical story telling session with tales of Dragons and Spell breaking.
Sunday 2 Aug - start 10am - theatrical sword and dagger skills training in the morning and practice photos and maybe even filming in the afternoon...-finish 5pm
Full Details and how to book
A collection of photos from 2011, every year I start off with the good intention of taking lots of photos, 2011 was a good year, I managed to take lots of photos and put them together into this slideshow. the drumming is us around the fire on the Saturday night.
We have held six Lughnasa Games weekends here at Rath Niamh in from 2008 to now in 2014.
The games are themed as traditional Celtic in the High Medieval period (about 1000 years ago). We pitch medieval tents, there is a central wood fire where we cook in cauldrons and log seats allow a circle gathering around the campfire. There are medieval displays of leathercraft, camp kitchen, weapons, helmets and armour. Throughout the day you can take part in warrior and/or craft skills workshops. You have the option of entering into the tournament and maybe even win a prize, then relax for the evening around a central campfire and enjoy the stories and craic, maybe even share a story or two yourself.
This is a family friendly event, bring your own tent. No pets. All food is provided.Tickets are limited to 50 people for this event.