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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 Companion of the Order of the Golden Mantle Companion of the Order of the Silver Crescent Order of the Beacon

Thrown Weapons Marshal Archery Marshal

Introduction

Maistir Seamus na Coille Aosda:

Aka: Seamus a Chnuic Ghuirm (registered name). Aka: Seamus the Panache-less.

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

  • Order of the Portcullis of Endewearde (baronial martial award) February 2023 at Tourney of Love by Baroness Constanzia Melisaunde de Vianne & Baron Gwillim Kynith.
  • Order of the Laurel 16 July 2022 at the Great Northeastern War by Ryouko'jin Of-The Iron-Skies and Indrakshi Aani Aravinda.
  • Order of the Beacon of Endewearde (baronial arts & sciences award), October 10, 2021 at The Endeawearde Hunt by Baroness Agatha Wanderer & Baron Otto Gottlieb.
  • Order of the Silver Crescent 21 September 2019. at the Endewearde Investiture by Ozurr and Fortune.
  • Order of the Golden Mantle 27 May 2018. at Panteria / K&Q Thrown Weapons Championship by Brennan III and Caoilfhionn II.
  • Order of the Maunche 9 July 2016. at the Great Northeastern War by Kenric III and Avelina III.
  • Order of the Keystone of Endewearde (baronial service award), October 12, 2014 at The Endeawearde Hunt by Baroness Sylvia du Vey & Baron Ane du Vey.
  • Award of Arms (An Tir) By: Manfred Kriegstreiber, Morwyn of Wye, Jan 14, 1984 (AS XVIII).
  • Crystal of Glymm Mere [3](Barony of Glymm Mere, Kingdom of An Tir) By: Richard Fergus Fitzalan, Gwendolyn Fitzalan, December 10, 1983.

Persona

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

Affiliations

Offices & Positions

  • Deputy Seneschal, Barony of Endewearde, January 2024 to present.
  • Baronial Thrown Weapons Marshal, Barony of Endewearde, June 2023 to present.
  • Acting Chronicler, Barony of Endewearde, May 2023 to present.
  • Seneschal, Barony of Endewearde, October 2022 to December 2023.
  • Deputy Seneschal, Barony of Endewearde, January 2021 to September 2022.
  • Grand High Warden (Principle officer) of the Known World Foresters Guild, 3 November 2020 to 7 April 2022.
  • Thrown Weapons Champion of the Barony of Endewearde, August 2018 to October 2019.
  • High Warden (Principle officer) of the East Kingdom Royal Foresters Guild, October 2017 to October 2019.
  • Keeper of The Court of Endewearde Forest a branch of the East Kingdom Royal Foresters Guild, July 2016 to October 2017.
  • Acting Keeper of The Court of Endewearde Forest a branch of the East Kingdom Royal Foresters Guild, 21 May 2016 - 9 July 2016.
  • Chamberlain, Barony of Endewearde, January 2014 to January 2018.
  • Baronial Thrown Weapons Marshal, Barony of Endewearde, October 2013 to January 2021.
  • Deputy Chamberlain, Barony of Endewearde, June 2013 to January 2014.
  • Chief of Clan (household) Cnoc Gorm, 2012 to present.
  • Scribe, Barony of Glym Mere, early 1980s.
  • Seneschal, Shire of Vinland, mid 1970s.

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
  • Autocrat & Thrown Weapons Marshal-In-Charge at The Endewearde Baronial Thrown Weapons Championship. August 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 2018.
  • Thrown Weapons Marshal-In-Charge at The Endewearde Hunt. 2018
  • Thrown Weapons Marshal-In-Charge at The Endewearde Hunt. 2019
  • Autocrat & Thrown Weapons Marshal-In-Charge at The Endewearde Baronial Thrown Weapons Championship. October 2019.
  • Deputy Thrown Weapons Marshal-In-Charge at The Endewearde Baronial Thrown Weapons Championship. August 2021.
  • Deputy Thrown Weapons Marshal-In-Charge at The Endewearde Hunt, October 2021.
  • Deputy Thrown Weapons Marshal-In-Charge at The Endewearde Hunt & Baronial Thrown Weapons Championship. October 2022.
  • Assisting thrown Weapons Marshal, Middleground, May 2023.
  • Thrown Weapons Marshal-In-Charge at The Endewearde Hunt & Baronial Thrown Weapons Championship. October 2023.

Classes & Workshops Taught

  • "Hand Building the Birka Lamp" October 2023 at The Endewearde Hunt.
  • "Pottery Pit Firing Demonstration" October 2023 at The Endewearde Hunt.
  • "An Introduction to Logboats" July 2023 at The Great Northeastern War.
  • "Foresters Kit Show & Tell" May 23023 at Middleground.
  • "An Introduction to the Foresters Guild" May 2023 at Middleground.
  • "Alternative documentation formats for A&S projects", an online panel discussion June 2022 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CWAOxqjVcDA)
  • "Wattle Fence Making" in Endewearde May 2022
  • "Period Camping on a Budget: a Foresters Guild Approach" at Mimir's Well March 2020
  • "An Introduction to the Foresters Guild" at Mimir's Well March 2019
  • "Rigging Tents & Tarps" at Middleground May 2017

Publications

PUBLICATIONS:

  • Editor of The Northern Watch, May 2023 to present.
  • A continuing series "F is for Forester", Northern Watch, newsletter of the Shire of Endewearde.
  • "Tips For Camping In Cool Weather" on my blog at https://barefootscadian.wordpress.com/2016/08/30/tips-for-camping-in-cool-weather/
  • "Tips on creating a period campsite.", Northern Watch[4], newsletter of the Barony of Endewearde, summer 2013.
  • "Knotty Camping: 'tis the season", Northern Watch[5], newsletter of the Barony of Endewearde, March 2013.
  • "Hungarian or Gypsy Campfire Bacon", Northern Watch[6], newsletter of the Shire of Endewearde, September 2012.
  • "Memories of Vinland: what came before", Northern Watch[7], newsletter of the Shire of Endewearde, spring 2012.
  • The Looking Glass [8], 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.

Projects

UNDER CONSTRUCTION

COMPLETED PROJECTS:

  • Birka lamp, September 2023
  • A collection of Souterain ware pottery (an Early Medieval Irish domestic pottery), summer 2023.
  • Medieval Irish stone cross slab, in collaboration with Fergus Walsh at the Center for Experimental Archaeology & Material Culture, University Collage Dublin, March 2023.
  • Roasted bog ore, in collaboration with other students at the Center for Experimental Archaeology & Material Culture, University Collage Dublin, March 2023.
  • Silk banner in collaboration with Gwillim Kynith, February 2023.
  • Medieval spade, October 2021.
  • Antler burr ring, October 2021.
  • A small Early Medieval Irish garden, 2021.
  • Experimented with submerged storage of logboat, November 2020 to June 2021.
  • Early Medieval Irish logboat, September 2020.
  • Hafted four javelins, March 2020.
  • Fletched two javelins, February 2020.
  • Scutching knife and board for Agatha Iris, May 2019.
  • Small linen bag, May 2019.
  • Norse axe mask for Magistra Audrye Beneyt, September 2018.
  • Converted a small terracotta plant pot into a charcoal brazier, September 2018.
  • Roman workbench, September 2018.
  • Book of wax tablets, June 2018.
  • Horn cup, May 2018.
  • Linen Early Medieval Irish leine (tunic), May 2018.
  • Axe masks, March 2018.
  • Hafted a lugged spear from white ash from my woodlot, felled, rived and shaped with hand tools, February 2018.
  • Hunting horn with brass fittings & leather baldric, January 2018, presented by the Royal Foresters Guild to King Ivan Ivanov Syn Dimitriov Vynuk Tzardikov at The Tourney of Love, Barony of Edewearde, February 2018.
  • Personal tokens of cast pewter, April 2017.
  • Irish kern's shield, March 2017.
  • Hunting horn, February 2017.
  • Small leather pouch, February 2017.
  • Yew bow, December 2016.
  • Straw pot scrubber, November 2016.
  • Steel fire striker from an old file, December 2015.
  • Standing sprang loom for Agatha Iris, June 2015.
  • Early medieval Irish woven belt, April 2015.
  • Antler pin, February 2015.
  • Experimented with throwing javelins with the use of an amentum (cord or strap), October 2014.
  • Small camp stool for Sir Arturus of Aranmore, June 2014.
  • Norse shield with the arms of the defunct Shire of Vinland, October 2013.

VinlandShield.JPG

  • Experimented with reshaping a wood chisel into a javelin point for the thrown weapons range.

Seamus' Javelin.jpg

  • 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.
  • Designed and crafted the original Red Deer Awards for the Shire of Evercleare, now the Red Hart of the Barony of Glymm Mere, 1983.
  • Carved a a standard pole finial in the form of of a household badge.

Cnoc Gorm Boar.jpg


ONGOING PROJECTS:

  • Experimenting with various methods of logboat repair, maintenance and storage, September 2020 to present.
  • Hurdle, and wattle fence making, June 2019 to present.
  • Cultivation of a small hazel coppice, including propagation, harvesting of rods, withies and nuts, Mid 1990s until present.


MISC.

  • A pair of fletched javelins.
  • Hand riving javelin & spear shafts from white ash harvested from my woodlot.

Interests & Activities

  • Thrown weapons (Marshal)
  • Archery (Marshal & Yeoman to Master Godric of Hamtun)
  • Woodworking (A journeyman carpenter.)
  • Camp-craft & woods lore (Rank of Grand 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

CURRENT PROJECTS:

Logboat.JPG *Recreating a logboat appropriate to early medieval Ireland.


  • A Tuam chair using only hand tools.
  • Building trestle tables.
  • Two Medieval wooden shovels.
  • A bow.
  • Several chests.
  • A Skian (Irish long knife).


In Case of Award or Recognition in Royal Court

Ethereal Court: In general, I prefer to receive recognition in person. However, a writ via Ethereal Court would be okay.

Writs: I do not mind surprises but a writ will make it more likely I'll be at the right place at the right time for any award or recognition.



More Information

Seamus' FaceBook page: [9]

Seamus' blog: [https://barefootscadian.wordpress.com/

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]