Brid nic Shéarlais

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Resides: Concordia of the Snows
Status: Active
Awards: Order of Precedence
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Per chevron argent and azure, in pale a stag courant proper and a cross formy within and conjoined to an annulet Or.

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Azure, four deer's hoofprints in cross, heels to center, argent.
Award & Office Badges
Award of Arms Companion of the Order of the Maunche Companion of the Order of the Silver Crescent Companion of the Order of the Laurel Companion of the Order of the Pelican Tyger of the East


Brid ni’Shearlais joined the SCA in 1984 after seeing a Demo in Burlington Vermont presented by members of the Mountain Freehold. Her passions are research and textile arts. First, she explored how clothing was made in the Middle ages. She learned to spin, studied Books of Hours to understand period techniques used to raise sheep, grow flax to make linen, and eventually learned to dye and weave.


In the mid 250’s to 350’s Brid is the daughter of the great cattle baron of Limerick, Sharlais. With him, she bred the great ram known as McBride. He mounted 1,000 ewes every morning, napped mid-day on the banks of the river Shannon. He mounted 1,000 more ewes before sunset. The wool of those ewes was amazingly soft. When they heard the wives of the Ulster King, Conobar invited Brid to live with them in Emain Macha. There she spun and wove nether garments for the Ard Ri so that his wives’ pleasure would not be diminished.

There she became thrice a royal woman under the Brehon Law, a Christian druidess, and shared the friendship of her thighs as she will.

Offices & Positions

  • Autocrat many times in Mountain Freehold, Northern Outpost and Concordia of the Snows.
  • Autocratic: 3 royal progresses and Coronation of King Bjorn and Queen Morgan in Northern Outpost, 19??
  • Primary Retainer for Duke Randel of the Dark and Duchess Katherine Stanhope each time they were on the throne.
  • Chef for EK Royal Encampment Pennsic XX
  • Promoter and Second Officer of the Office of Kingdom Accessibility Porter

Event Staff

  • Name of Position, Name of Event, mm/dd/yyyy
  • List in Chronological order, oldest to newest

Projects & Publications

  • Name of Project/Publication, Other info, mm/dd/yyyy
  • List in Chronological order, oldest to newest


  • Award of Arms - 12/03/1988
  • Companion of the Maunche - 4/11/1992
  • Silver Crescent - 4/3/1993
  • Laurel - 2/10/1996
  • Consort's Honor of Distinction (Marguerite) - 2/1/2003
  • Pelican - 8/16/2005
  • Order of the Diamond, Concordia of the Snows - 5/28/2005
  • Tyger of the East - 3/25/2006
  • Consort's Honor of Distinction (Marguerite) - 4/25/2010
  • Order of the Sapphire, Concordia of the Snows - 11/12/2011


Household-Dione Sidhe

More Information

  • Winner, Ice Dragon Pentathlon
    • Categories: Spinning & Dying, Written research
  • Winning, Northern Lights Pents 3rd and 4th year
    • Categories: Combing, Carding, Spinning both years; Early Period Costuming both years; Research Papers both years, and Crossbreeding sheep to reproduce Roman Longwool sheep the 2nd year. The 2nd year Brid missed taking the Pent by 1/4th a point.


Sharing what Brid has learned in the SCA is very, very important…AND great fun! She has taught classes in developing persona, beginning and advanced spinning, beginning and advanced weaving, beginning and advanced natural dying, hand shearing sheep, creating good relationships between Laurels and their apprentices, Pelicans and their proteges, enjoying being retainers for royalty, and more.

Future Plans

  • Registering the oldest known spelling of her name-Bhride ni’Sharlais.
  • Returning to Archery
  • Teaching cooking on an open fire,- catching wild yeasts and more.
  • Learning to bake in a clay oven and teaching those skills to others.
  • Replace missing banner, and make badge.