Seamus na Coille Aosda

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Seamus kern GNEW 2015.jpg
Seamus at GNEW 2015
Information
Resides: Barony of Endewearde
Status: Active
Awards: Order of Precedence
Heraldry
Seamus arms.JPG
Argent, a trillium purpure barbed vert and seeded Or.
Award & Office Badges
Award of Arms Order of the Keystone Companion of the Order of the Maunche

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Introduction

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 [1], where he was a member of the household of Sir Richard Fergus Fitzalan [2], 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 Barony of Endewearde.

Awards

  • Crystal of Glymm Mere [3](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)
  • Order of the Keystone of Endewearde (baronial service award) October 12, 2014.
  • Order of the Maunche 9 July 2016. at the Great Northeastern War by Kenric III and Avelina III
  • Order of the Golden Mantle 27 May 2018. at Panteria / K&Q Thrown Weapons Championship by Brennan III and Caoilfhionn II

Persona

An Irish kern born in the year 955 at the crannog of Newtownlow, County Westmeath, Ireland .

Affiliations

  • Yeoman to Master Godric of Hamtun
  • Household Affiliations: Sundorwine & Cnoc Gorm.
  • North Tower Infantry Company.
  • East Kingdom Foresters' Guild
  • Order of Saint Hubert(An Order of the Known World Foresters' Guild)

Offices & Positions

  • Seneschal, Shire of Vinland, mid 1970s.
  • Scribe, Barony of Glym Mere, early 1980s.
  • Chief of Clan (household) Cnoc Gorm, 2012 to present.
  • Deputy Chamberlain, Barony of Endewearde, June 2013 to January 2014.
  • Thrown Weapons Marshal, Barony of Endewearde, October 2013 to present.
  • Chamberlain, Barony of Endewearde, January 2014 to January 2018.
  • Veteran Spearman (retired) of The North Tower Infantry Company, Barony of Endewearde.
  • Acting Keeper of The Court of Endewearde Forest (East Kingdom Royal Foresters Guild, 21 May 2016 - 9 July 2016.
  • Keeper of The Court of Endewearde Forest (East Kingdom Royal Foresters Guild, July 2016 to October 2017
  • Warden of the East (Principle officer of the East Kingdom Royal Foresters Guild), October 2017 to present.
  • Thrown Weapons Champion of the Barony of Endewearde, August 2018 to present.

Event Staff

  • Assistant Event Steward in charge of the roast shoat, Vinland Revel, mid 1970s.
  • Assistant Event Steward in charge of the Yule Fire lighting ceremony, Yule Feast, Shire of Evercleare, December 10, 1983.
  • Deputy Event Steward for the Endewearde Hunt, October, 2013.
  • Deputy Event Steward for the Endewearde Hunt, October, 2014.
  • Organizer & Marshal-in-Charge of the first annual baronial thrown weapons championship, Barony of Endewearde, August 15, 2015.
  • Thrown Weapons Marshal-In-Charge at The Endewearde Hunt. 2015
  • Thrown weapons Marshal-In-Charge at Middleground. 21 May 2016.
  • Archery MIT assisting on range at Great Northeastern War XXX. 2016.
  • Thrown Weapons Marshal-In-Charge at The Endewearde Hunt. 2016
  • Assisting Archery Marshal at Middleground. May 2017
  • Thrown Weapons Marshal-In-Charge at The Endewearde Hunt. 2017
  • Autocrat & Thrown Weapons Marshal-In-Charge at The Endewearde Baronial Thrown Weapons Championship. August 2017.
  • Thrown Weapons Marshal-In-Charge at The Endewearde Hunt. 2018

Projects & Publications

PUBLICATIONS:

  • The Looking Glass [4], 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.
  • "Memories of Vinland: what came before", Northern Watch[5], newsletter of the Shire of Endewearde, spring 2012.
  • "Hungarian or Gypsy Campfire Bacon", Northern Watch[6], newsletter of the Shire of Endewearde, September 2012.
  • "Knotty Camping: 'tis the season", Northern Watch[7], newsletter of the Barony of Endewearde, March 2013.
  • "Tips on creating a period campsite.", Northern Watch[8], newsletter of the Barony of Endewearde, summer 2013.
  • "Tips For Camping In Cool Weather" on my blog at https://barefootscadian.wordpress.com/2016/08/30/tips-for-camping-in-cool-weather/
  • A continuing series "F is for Forester", Northern Watch, newsletter of the Shire of Endewearde.


PROJECTS:

  • 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.
  • Carved a a standard pole finial in the form of of a household badge. Cnoc Gorm Boar.jpg
  • Experimented with reshaping a wood chisel into a javelin point for the thrown weapons range. Seamus' Javelin.jpg
  • Made a shield for an early medieval Irish kern. (See my device above right)
  • Made a replica viking shield bearing the arms of the Shire of Vinland. VinlandShield.JPG

Interests & Activities

  • Thrown weapons (Marshal)
  • Archery (Marshal & Yeoman to Master Godric of Hamtun)
  • Woodworking (A journeyman carpenter.)
  • Camp-craft & woods lore (Rank of Master Forester in the East Kingdom Royal Foresters Guild.)
  • Leather working (A novice.)
  • Metal working (A novice.)
  • Long distance trail running.

Current Projects & Works in Progess

  • A pair of fletched javelins.
  • Hand riving javelin & spear shafts from white ash harvested from my woodlot.
  • A Tuam chair using only hand tools.
  • Building trestle tables.
  • Two Medieval wooden shovels.
  • A bow.
  • Several chests.
  • A Skian (Irish long knife).

More Information

Seamus' FaceBook page: [9]

Shire of Endewearde Order of Precedence[10]

Seamus' entry in the An Tir Roll of Arms [11]

Seamus' listing in the An Tir Order of Precedence [12]