When: Friday 7th to Sunday 9th January 2022
Where: Barony of Eplaheimr, Petersburg Outdoor Educational Centre on the Shores of Lough Mask, County Galway, Ireland
|Attendee||General||Petersburg House||Petersburg Centre|
|ensuite, all bedding||sheets, but no blankets|
|Adult – Full event, all food||€55.00||€45.00|
|Adult – Daytrip, lunch & Feast||€25.00|
|Adult – Daytrip, but no Feast||€20.00|
|Child – Under 5 – in own bed/cot||Free||Free|
|Child – Under 5 – in site bed (charged at cost)||€28.00||€16.00|
|Child – Under 5 – Daytrip, lunch & Feast||Free|
|Child – Under 5 – Daytrip, lunch but no feast||Free|
|Child – Aged 6-12 – full event, all food||€36.00||€24.00|
|Child – Aged 6-12 – Daytrip, lunch & Feast||€10.00|
|Child – Aged 6-12 – Daytrip, lunch but no Feast||€5.00|
|Child – Aged 13+ – full event, all food||€55.00||€45.00|
|Child – Aged 13+ – Daytrip, lunch & Feast||€25.00|
|Child – Aged 13+ – Daytrip, lunch but no Feast||€20.00|
Booking will open in Autumn 2021.
The event site is divided into 2 separate buildings: The Petersburg House and The Petersburg Centre. The buildings are adjacent to one another, so there is not much distance between them.
Petersburg House has smaller bedrooms of 4 bunk beds ensuite and provides all bedding.
Petersburg Centre has dorm rooms varying from 3 to 14 bunk beds and provides only pillows, pillowcases and sheets. People will have to bring their own blankets/sleeping bags. All dorms have access to bathrooms and showers.
Feast will also be split between the two halls. More information will be given about this closer to the time.
The site is wet and only allows covered flames, so no bare candles, lanterns only please.
The site does not allow pets.
The site has a portable mobility ramp to access doorways. All activity rooms are on the ground floor and are wheelchair accessible using the ramp. However, all bedrooms are upstairs. If an upstairs bedroom is not an option for you, we recommend staying off-site for your comfort and convenience. Alternatively we can set you up in one of the activity rooms, but sadly we will not be able to make it a private space for you.
The site is happy for people to set up child travel cots/mattresses and child beds in the bedrooms at no extra cost. If you do intend to set one up, please let us know so that we can assign you an appropriate room.
We will be charged by the site for each bed used. For the Under 5s needing to use a site bed, we will only be charging the same as the cost to us.
While the event site has a set number of beds and feast space, we don't yet know how covid-related regulations will effect how closely people can physically associate. As such we won't know the final capacity for this event until much later this year, when hopefully vaccinations will be mostly complete.
For this reason, we are holding off from opening bookings until the Autumn.
Please also note that any Irish government health advice and guidelines will be strictly adhered to and enforced. This may include taking temperature at Troll, obligatory mask-wearing etc. If you have any health-related exemptions, please email us privately with the details at time of booking.
More information will be available closer to the time and updated regularly in the runup to the event.
The event site is in a popular area of natural beauty, so there is a wealth of off-site accommodation within a 10min drive of the site. Google maps is a great resource to find such places.
A list has been compiled below from Google Maps, with the disclaimer that none of these are being recommended by us or the SCA, or are known to have survived the pandemic.
The event site is approximately:
- 3 hours drive from Dublin Airport or Dublin Ferryport
- 2 hours drive from Shannon Airport
- 1 hour from Ireland West (Knock) Airport
- 4 hours from Rosslare Ferryport
This being the celtic wilds of rural Ireland, we recommend hiring a car, or hitching a ride in a car with someone. Public transport is neither frequent, nor has good coverage in this area.
It is easy enough to fly into Dublin Airport, transfer by Airport Hopper bus to Houston Train Station, and from there get a train to Galway City. From there, take the bus route 456 or Expressway route 52 to Headford and change for the bus route 422 to Castlebar and stop in the town of Cong which is local to the site (15mins drive).
If you are flying into Ireland West (Knock) Airport and intend to use public transport, there is a bus route 440 to Westport stopping in Castlebar. From there you can change to route 422 heading towards Galway City and stop in the town of Cong.
If you are flying into Shannon Airport, you will need to take Expressway route 51 to Galway City, then transfer to route 456 or Expressway route 52 to Headford, changing there to route 422 to Castlebar and stop in the town of Cong.
If you intend to use public transport and will need collection from Cong, please let us know as we will look into providing this if there is sufficient demand. Please note that there may be a small charge attached.
Depending where you are travelling from, there may be additional customs checks and delays. Please remember to factor these in when calculating timings, especially for your return journey.
FYI: Ireland is in the EU. Ireland is not in the Schengen area.
Event Steward: Melisende Fitzwalter OL
Deputy Steward: Lord Cullain
Reservations: Lady Fianna Rua Nic Mhathuna
Head Cook: Lady Maeve Rois Ineagh Ui Chaoimh
Marshal in Charge Lord Ünegen of Eplaheimr
Feast Cook Lord Kier of Kingslake
Herald in Charge Baron Etienne Fevre
Royal Liaison Viscountess Susannah of York