Muirenn ingen Dúnadaig

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MuirennRuadProfile.jpg
Photo by Raziya Bint Rusa, Birka 2015
Information
Resides: Concordia of the Snows, East Kingdom
Status: Active
Awards: Order of Precedence
Heraldry
Muirennruad-device.jpg
Argent, three fox's masks and a chief indented vert.
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(Proposed) A coney courant ermine.
A fox's mask within and conjoined to an annulet of ivy vert.
Award & Office Badges
Companion of the Order of the Silver Wheel Award of Arms
Herald

Introduction

Muirenn ingen Dúnadaig (pronounced MURE-in IN-yen DUNE-a-dayg) joined the SCA in 2009, and divides her interest between the early/middle Irish period (up to 1000 AD) and the High Middle Ages on the continent (late 1100's), specifically the history surrounding Eleanor of Aquitane. She resides in the East Kingdom in Concordia of the Snows, with frequent disregard of the borders between there, Anglespur, and Glenn Linn.

Her major interest lies in Heraldry (armory and research.) Hobbies that loom on the horizon are tablet weaving and her harp.

Persona

Ireland in approximately 800AD

Muirenn lived in Ireland in the from 802 - 841, at a time when the Viking raids were just beginning. Iona had been burned and sacked, and there was raiding all along the coasts, but the Vikings had no permanent settlements.

Áed Oirdnide (793-819) was High King of Ireland when Muirenn was born, but Concochobar mac Donnchad (819-833) was High King during most of Muirenn's lifetime, followed by Niall Caille (833-846.)

The kings of Munster during her time were:


Muirenn lived in the kingdom of Munster in Corcu Duibne lands in what is now Kerry. As a peninsula along the southwestern coast, these lands were subject to frequent raids during Muirenn's lifetime. The Corcu Duibne trace their ancestry back to Conaire Mor, and they claim Dob(h)inia as their devine ancestor. The Cailleach Bheirre is of the Corcu Duibne as well.

Christianity was well-established, the Abbey of Kells was under construction, and Muirenn was torn between a fascination with the faith of the Christians and her family's waning traditional pagan beliefs.

Offices & Positions, past and present

  • Diademe Herald (in-Kingdom submissions deputy) for the East Kingdom, December 2016 - present
  • Mosaic Herald (in-Kingdom notifications deputy) for the East Kingdom, December 2015 - November 2016
  • Herald at large in the East Kingdom, November 2013 - present
  • Mojito Madness Herald Imaginary, March 2015 - present
  • Mistress of the Lists, Concordia of the Snows, 10/2014 - 04/2015

Event Staff

Awards

  • Order of the Silver Wheel, Wars of the Roses, May 2016
  • Award of Arms, Market Day at Birka, January 2015

Projects & Publications

More Information

In service to scribes and illuminators, I am including some artistic ideas for scroll work:

  • Favorite things in nature: daffodils, varigated ivy (hedera), lilacs, day lilies, foxes (both my heraldic green and the natural red fox coloration)
  • Favorite colors: green, blue, and gold (purple and pink are disliked)
  • Favorite decorative motifs: mosaics, stained glass, enhanced capitals (like in manuscripts, where the first capital letter decorates nearly the whole page margin)
  • Best language for scrolls: English, of any period is fine. Alys MacIntoych is an amazing resource for scroll texts, and if she knows who the recipient is, she may have ideas to tailor the text to suit