International Medieval Tournament
Put a date in your Diary going back 500 years or so!
On Saturday and Sunday, September 29 and 30, battle returns to Claregalway Castle as members of the Irish Full Contact Medieval Combat Team prepare to face opposition from some of the world’s top fighters.
For the fourth year the beautifully restored castle, built by the De Burgos in the early 1400s, will host the Claregalway Castle Shield, a revival of the medieval foot-combat tournament. Fighters from England, Scotland, the USA and elsewhere, clad from head to toe in steel medieval armour, will be competing in both one-on-one categories and five-on-five team fights. The combat is full-force and not staged or choreographed in any way, and requires an extremely high level of fitness and stamina.
Admission: Adults €10, Children €5.
Open 11.00am to 6.00pm daily
Limited on-site parking.
For a flavour of event – You Tube: Claregalway tournament
For further details see facebook.com/Irishcombat or Claregalwaycastle.com