Champions of the Court of Love

Lovers As the days grow longer, so too does longing increase to unbearable heights. The Shire of Eplaheimr call all those whose hearts are overfilled with emotion to join us in choosing our new Champions of the Court of Love for the new year. We will celebrate with many diverse activities, combat tourneys to prove just how much we are inspired by those whose hand we hold in ours, and a feast to fill the bellies as much as the hearts of all in attendance. Our bards, skalds, and troubadours need no further encouragement to share their tales, verse, and songs, as the Court of Love delights in hearing all expressions of the joys and sorrows of love. Love comes in many forms, from the grandest overture to the smallest smile. As such, we encourage all attendees to bring some small tokens of appreciation to give to gentles whose efforts and deeds encapsulate those virtues we gather in honour of.

Venue

Aspire Centre, Clara House, Clara, Co. Offaly, Ireland.
Opens 6pm on Friday, and closes at 4 pm on Sunday after site clean up. Site is within walking distance of main Dublin-Galway Train, Dublin Airport bus runs hourly(ish) to nearby town.


Arts and Sciences display

Inspired by the courtly virtues of love and honour and by our own love for the glorious arts and sciences of the realm, there will be a competition to encourage the populace to try new things and to find new passions.
Please enter something in an area that is new to you.
There will also be a cookery competition. Prepare a medieval dish of your choice. It can be partly or fully precooked prior to the event. The kitchens will be available to entrants for one hour, if needed.
Documentation for both competitions should briefly cover what it is? What period does it fit with? Materials, recipes used and why you did it that way.
Bardic Competition: There will be a bardic competition run during and after feast, the winner will be chosen by the populace. The theme is courtly love, filks are very welcome.

Booking

Please fill in the Google Form to reserve your place.

Fees:

TypeFee
Adult weekend with bunk€45.00
Adult weekend in crashspace€25.00
Adult Daytripper €20.00
Child weekend with bunk 6-16 years€40.00
Children weekend with crashspace 6-16 years€10.00
Children Daytripper 6-16 years€10
Children 0-6 yearsFree

Event Staff

Event Steward: Adele de chadwykk
Deputy Event Steward: Viscountess Susannah of York (Sue Callaghan)
Reservation Steward Lady Kytte of the Lake (Catherine Terrett)
Food Coordinator: Lady Meadhbhe Rys Inergh Uhaoinnh (Ger Clarke)
Marshall in Charge:Lord Uengan of Eplaheimr (Yann Coussot)