Eleanore MacCarthaigh

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Paper Eleanore MacCarthaigh, OL OP stand-in played by Mistress Pagan Greame, OP OL
Resides: Barony of Bergental
Status: Active
Awards: Order of Precedence
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Per fess purpure and sable, a stag trippant argent, attired Or and in chief a decrescent argent.
Award & Office Badges
Companion of the Order of the Laurel Companion of the Order of the Pelican Companion of the Order of the Silver Crescent Companion of the Order of the Maunche Order of the Hourglass Order of the Cup of Saint Brigid Stella Maris Order of the Keel


Eleanore MacCarthaigh, OL OP has been in the SCA since June of 1991. Her first event was in the Barony of Arn Hold (Boise, ID) in the Principality of Artemisia. She moved to the East Kingdom in 2002 and has been an active resident in the Barony of Bergental since then.


Eleanore MacCarthaigh, originally, was a 15th century crazy Irish woman who inherited her father's lands when he died due to the lack of a male heir. The whole story was written out long ago in Arn Hold but is entirely a work of silliness that should not be the subject of a wiki. In reality, she is a diverse person who wears garb of whichever century she is in to at the time and does illumination, calligraphy under duress, and cooking, and wants to do lots more.

If you want to find her and know she's at an event, look in the kitchen first!



Some idea of her activities may be surmised from her awards list herein:

Tripsichore’s Mouffle - Einendoch & Andrea - Arn Hold - 3/28/92 (mostly for newsletter art)

AOA - Elric & Larissa - Atenveldt - 3/13/93

Maple Leaf - Morgan & Rhyndel - Principality of Artemisia - 5/8/93 (for works in 13th c. German manuscript painting)

Service Performed Under Duress (SPUD) - Einendoch & Andrea - Arn Hold - 11/20/93

Fleur de Soliel - Alan & Corisande - Atenveldt - 11/27/93 (13th c. German manuscript painting again)

Queen’s Cypher - Corisande - Atenveldt - 3/5/94

Griffin’s Heart - Ramona - Principality of Artemisia - 9/10/94

Order of the Laurel - Mathghamhain & Katerina - Atenveldt - 9/16/95

King’s Council - Alan & Corisande - Artemisia - 11/28/98

Order of the Fountain - Kai & Michalene - Bergental - Pennsic 2004

Order of the Silver Crescent - Lucan & Jana - East Kingdom - Bjorn’s Ceilidh 2006

Order of the Hourglass - Lyle & Elwynne - Bergental - Yule 2006

Queen’s Order of Distinction - Service (Scrolls) - Jana - East Kingdom - Coronation 2007

Order of the Maunche - Cooking - Griffith & Aikaterine - East Kingdom - Birka 2011

King's Esteem of Merit - Retaining - Kenric - East Kingdom - K&Q Bardic 2014

Pelican - Service/Cooking - Edward III and Thyra II - East Kingdom - Market Day at Birka 2015

Consort's Honor of Distinction - Edward III and Thyra II - East Kingdom - Market Day at Birka 2015

Companion of the Keel - Dragonship Haven Baronial - East Kingdom - Dragonship Haven Baronial Investiture 2015

Companion of the Keel - Dragonship Haven Baronial - East Kingdom - St. Eliguis 2015

Consort's Award of Esteem - Avelina III - East Kingdom - Last Court Kenric III and Avelina III 2016

Sovereign's Cypher - Kenric III - East Kingdom - Last Court Kenric III and Avelina III 2016

Company of the Pennon of the East - Ozurr and Fortune - AEthelmearc - Pennsic War 2019

Offices & Positions

Frequent Bergental Pennsic Encampment Land Agent (N21, corner of Ct. Jehan's Bounty & Sheriden Way)

Guild Mistress for the Bergental Illuminati (Scribal Guild), 2004 - 2014

Bergental Mistress of the Lists, 2002-2003

Various other officerships in Artemisia


Event Staff

There are too many to name! Stewarded events and feasts throughout her career. Notable:

Re-designed and ran the Gate for Brion & Anna's Coronation 2006

Event Steward for the Laurel's Prize Tourney in 2006

Head Cook for Edward and Marguerite's Coronation, 2010

Dayboard for Sommer Draw for multiple years

Fire Demon every year for Master Jaji's Mega-Dayboard at Balfar's Challenge (Open Grill Cook)

Innkeeper for the Tabard Inn at the Crossroads at Canterbury event in 2007

Head Chef for EK 12th Night 2014

Projects & Publications

Continuous experimentation with medieval cooking, particularly cooking with fire

Organization of Bergental's Pennsic Encampment (you should see our kitchen!)

Assisting in kitchens everywhere

Runnemede Dinner at Pennsic 2008 (A Burgundian B&B's Roman Themed Party)

EK Royal Estate Dinner (various rolls) 2014 Roman Dinner


Care and Feeding of Ironware

The No Line Gate

Fire Cooking Play Date

Event Stewarding

Feast Planning

Surviving A&S Competitions

How to Clean That (cleaning professional and specialized gear for helpers)

Trayne Roste: A Delicious Experiment





Mistress Eleanore and THL Sigurðr Berserker

For the past several years I have been honored to be consort to the Honorable Lord Sigurðr Berserk

Apprental Units

Lady Eithne ingen Mael Duin

Lady Henna Sinclair (Bergental)

Rytsar Aleksei Dmitriev (Quintavia - Elevated)

More Information

Motto: "Fac quicquid ames, ama quicquid facias" Pronunciation: FAHK KWEE-kwid AH-mahss, AH-mah KWEE-kwid FAHK-ee-ahss. (or Fah-chee-as) (Do what you like, like what you do)

Member of the Compaignie des Cuisiniers (cooks who love supporting other cooks, especially each other)