Seamus na Coille Aosda

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Resides: Shire of Endewearde
Status: Active
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Lord Seamus na Coille Aosda:

Aka: Seamus a Chnuic Ghuirm (registered name).

A founding (1970s) member of the Shire of Vinland (a predecessor to Endewearde in central & eastern Maine) and a member of Clan Cnoc Gorm, a household of Vinland. In 1979 Seamus moved to An Tir where he was a founding member of the Shire of Evercleare (1981), now the Barony of Glymm Mere, where he was a member of the household of Sir Richard Fergus Fitzalan, first Baron Glymm Mere. He returned to the East in 1984 to find no trace of Vinland. In 2012, after a 28 year lapse, he became active in the SCA again, and is happily a member of the Shire of Endewearde.


  • Crystal of Glymm Mere (Barony of Glymm Mere, Kingdom of An Tir) By: Richard Fergus Fitzalan, Gwendolyn Fitzalan, December 10, 1983.
  • Award of Arms (An Tir) By: Manfred Kriegstreiber, Morwyn of Wye, Jan 14, 1984 (AS XVIII)


Irish kern.

Offices & Positions

  • Seneschal, Shire of Vinland, mid 1970s.
  • Scribe, Barony of Glym Mere, early 1980s.
  • Name of Position, Location, mm/dd/yyyy to mm/dd/yyyy

Event Staff

  • Assistant autocrat in charge of the roast shoat, Vinland Revel, mid 1970s.
  • Assistant autocrat in charge of the Yule Fire lighting ceremony, Yule Feast, Shire of Evercleare, December 10, 1983.

Projects & Publications

  • The Looking Glass, newsletter of the Shire of Evercleare, now the Barony of Glymm Mere, 1980s. Covers for issues 4-9 & 22, as well as incidental illustrations, borders and several short articles on calligraphic technique.
  • Designed and crafted the original Red Deer Awards for the Shire of Evercleare, now the Red Hart of the Barony of Glymm Mere, 1983.
  • Researched and built a lye leaching hopper which was used by Endewearde's soap makers to successfully leach a lye solution from wood ash, Spring 2012.
  • "Memories of Vinland: what came before", Northern Watch, newsletter of the Shire of Endewearde, spring 2012.

Interests & Activities

  • Thrown weapons (particularly the light javelins & darts of the Irish kern)
  • Archery
  • Period woodworking
  • Leather working
  • Metal working (making sharp pointy things)
  • Campcraft
  • Soapmaking
  • Bee keeping

Current Projects & Works in Progess

  • A Tuam chair using only hand tools.
  • A set of three light javelins/darts appropriate for use by an Irish kern.
  • Carving a Gaelic war standard in the form of a boar.

More Information

Seamus' FaceBook page: [1]

Seamus' entry in the An Tir Roll of Arms [2]

Seamus' listing in the An Tir Order of Precedence [3]