Ciaran Ua Meic Thire

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Lord Ciaran Ua Meic Thire
Resides: Barony of Carillion
Status: Active
Awards: Order of Precedence
Sable, a wolf rampant and on a base argent an arrow and a sword in saltire sable
Award & Office Badges
Award of Arms Queen's Order of Courtesy Companion of the Order of the Silver Rapier Companion of the Order of the Silver Wheel Companion of the Order of the Silver Brooch Bowman Blue Tyger Legion Order of the Iron Tower Award of the Golden Chime of Carillion
Archery Marshal Fencing Marshal


Hi, I'm Ciaran (pronounced Keer-an). I can be often be found on the fencing list, archery range, and/or helping out wherever I can (half the time chasing after/being chased by Eastern Velociraptors). I got started in the SCA in the Barony of Black Diamond in Atlantia while in college before moving to the East where I have found my home. I first lived in the Barony of Settmour Swamp, then in the Barony of Iron Bog, and now residing in the Barony of Carillion.

I love learning new things and am often bouncing around between different disciplines and/or taking on too many projects (I have been threatened with applying weights to my hands and/or a leash so I stop running off and volunteering for things but so far, they haven't been able to catch me long enough to get any of those to work). My main foci are usually fencing, archery and A&S (I love doing and teaching papercut arts) with secondary foci in child-wrangling (I used to work with kids and am working on getting my youth marshallate), thrown weapons, running lists (MoL), and generally anything else that looks like fun.

I apologize now if I say/do anything that is upsetting or offensive to you or someone you know. I struggle with social and verbal cues and while I tend to be sarcastic, I often do not register sarcasm or general verbal cues. If I do or say something that upsets you, please let me know so that I may apologize and work on making sure it does not happen again.


Born and raised in 9th Century Scotland during the viking raids upon the country.

In Case of Court

Please make sure my wife, Lady Ellynor Redpath (mka Rachael Bannon) is aware. I don't mind being surprised with what is going on in court but prefer to know ahead of time if/when I am being called up so that I can make sure I am presentable (especially after fencing and/or child wrangling). If it is something fencing related, please make sure Master Orlando Sforza and Don/Warder Brendan Firebow are informed (their presence, if possible is greatly appreciated). Please ensure Duchess Caoilfhionn and Lady Gwenhoivar of Lindley are informed as well so that they may let my households know as they see fit.

I have no problem/issue with receiving awards virtually via Etheral Court if the Crown(s) see fit.


Offices & Positions

Champion Positions

  • Buckland Cross Baronial Rapier Champion, 2021- present
  • Bhakail Baronial Archery Champion, 2021-present
  • Bearer of the Golden Axe of the East
  • Carillion Baronial Archery Champion, 2019-2021
  • Carillion Baronial Thrown Weapons Champion, 2019-2021
  • Carillion Baronial A&S Champion 2018-2019
  • Hartshorn-Dale Shire Rapier Champion (Premiere) 2018-2019
  • Settmour Swamp Baronial Archery Champion 2018-present
  • Carillion Baronial Fencing Champion 2017-2018
  • Iron Bog Baronial A&S Champion 2017-2018
  • Settmour Swamp Baronial Archery Champion 2016-2017

  • Winner of the Pennsic XLVII Known World Baronial Archery Champion Shoot
  • Pennsic XLV Rapier Heroic Champions Team, alternate
  • Pennsic XLV Archery Champions Team, alternate

Royal Appointments

  • Retainer- Ioannes II and Honig II
  • Queen's Guard-Thyra II, Caoilfhionn II, Matilde I, Caoilfhionn III, Margarita I
  • Royal Nursery- Caoilfhionn II, Caoilfhionn III

Marshalate & Offices

  • Archery Marshal at large: 2016-present
  • Rapier Marshal at large: 2017-present

  • Baronial Fencing Marshal, Barony of Carillion, Oct 2019-present
  • Baronial MOL, Barony of Settmour Swamp, 2019-present
  • Deputy Exchequer- Settmour Swamp- 2016

  • Warden of the Worhsipful Company of Stationers
  • Scribe of the East
  • Editor for the East Kingdom Gazette

  • Deputy Mayor of Helpfultown

Event Staff

  • Rapier MiC- 100 Minutes War 2017, 2019, 2021, Southern Region War Camp 2021
  • Archery MiC- Quest 2016-2018, Lakewood Renn Faire demo 2021
  • Minister of the Lists- Settmour Swamp Day of Champions 2021, Quest 2021
  • Autocrat- Brennan and Caoilfhionn's Ducal Challenge 2016
  • Deputy Autocrat- Mudthaw 2016


  • Fencing
  • Archery
  • Cut Paper Art (Jian Zhi, Scherenschnitte, Kirigami, etc)
  • Thrown Weapons
  • Child wrangling
  • General Service and Helping
  • Trying new things‎

Awards & Accomplishments



  • Award of the Golden Chime (X2)- Barony of Carillion (East)
  • Order of the Iron Tower- Barony of Settmour Swamp (East)
  • Order of the Silver Chalice- Barony of Black Diamond (Atlantia)
  • Order of the Polished Mirror- Barony of Black Diamond (Atlantia)



  • SCA Fencing Practices of the Known World Map Now over 30,000 views
  • Taught a class at Known World A&S Symposium
  • Taught Adult and Children's classes at Pennsic
  • Taught a class at Atlantia University

Projects and Publications

  • Co-collaborator on the fencing loaner tunics project
  • Fencing Practices of the Known World