Donnchadh mac Eoin

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Resides: Østgarðr
Status: Active
Awards: Order of Precedence
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Donnchadh mac Eoin was introduced to the society by his wife when she took him to Pennsic 45, where he met his first SCA love, Commedia Dell'Arte. Once he started attending local Østgarðr events, he was hopelessly ensnared, particularly when introduced to calligraphy and illumination.


Born in 1545, Donnchadh mac Eóin Ó hUiginn is the oldest son of an Irish nobleman from Ballynary, on the shore of Lough Arrow. He currently resides in Venice, making money as an actor, scribe, and sword for hire. His family were lesser nobles under the O'Neills and sent Donnchadh off to the University of Padua in hopes of building trade with the clan. Shortly after his return from his studies, the O'Neills were defeated at the Battle of Farsetmore and his family faced ruin. Disillusioned with his lot in life, he returned to Italy, where he studied the art of defense and acting. He has traveled Europe with many different troupes, spending time in Germany, Spain, and France.

Offices & Positions

  • Minister of Arts and Sciences, Crown Province of Østgarðr, 01/01/2019 to present
  • Deputy Herald, Crown Province of Østgarðr, 02/15/2019 to present


Competitions Won

  • Best Documentation, 5th Annual East Kingdom Novice Day Arts & Sciences Competition

Artistic Interests

  • Commedia Dell'Arte
  • Calligraphy & Illumination
  • Voice and Book Heraldry


  • Lelio, "Commedia - The Origin Story," Commedia All-Stars, Pennsic War 47
  • Capitano, "The Motion of the Potion," i Titolo Provisio, Pennsic War 48
  • Capitano, "The Black Widow of Ravenice" Commedia All-Stars, Pennsic War 48


Commedia Dell'Arte

  • Introduction to Commedia Dell'Arte
  • Iron Commedia

Scribal Arts

  • Researching and Documenting Exemplars

More Information

Member of Domus Variana

Apprentice to Mistress Saerlaith ingen Cinneide (called Clodagh)