Seamus na Coille Aosda

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Seamus at the Endewearde Hunt 2012
Resides:Shire of Endewearde
Awards:Visit the Order of Precedence to access a list of this person's awards.

Argent, a trillium purpure barbed vert and seeded Or.
Awards & Offices
AoA, Crystal of Glymm Mere



Lord Seamus na Coille Aosda:

Aka: Seamus a Chnuic Ghuirm (registered name).

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.


  • Crystal of Glymm Mere [3](Barony of Glymm Mere, Kingdom of An Tir) By: Richard Fergus Fitzalan, Gwendolyn Fitzalan, December 10, 1983.
  • Award of Arms (An Tir) By: Manfred Kriegstreiber, Morwyn of Wye, Jan 14, 1984 (AS XVIII)


Irish kern.

Offices & Positions

  • Seneschal, Shire of Vinland, mid 1970s.
  • Scribe, Barony of Glym Mere, early 1980s.
  • Chief of Clan (household) Cnoc Gorm, 2012 to present.

Event Staff

  • Assistant autocrat in charge of the roast shoat, Vinland Revel, mid 1970s.
  • Assistant autocrat in charge of the Yule Fire lighting ceremony, Yule Feast, Shire of Evercleare, December 10, 1983.
  • Deputy Autocrat for the Endewearde Hunt, 2013.

Projects & Publications

  • The Looking Glass [4], 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.
  • Designed and crafted the original Red Deer Awards for the Shire of Evercleare, now the Red Hart of the Barony of Glymm Mere, 1983.
  • 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.
  • "Memories of Vinland: what came before", Northern Watch[5], newsletter of the Shire of Endewearde, spring 2012.
  • "Hungarian or Gypsy Campfire Bacon", Northern Watch[6], newsletter of the Shire of Endewearde, September 2012.
  • "Knotty Camping: 'tis the season", Northern Watch[7], newsletter of the Barony of Endewearde, March 2013.

Interests & Activities

  • Thrown weapons (Marshal)
  • Archery (Yeoman to Master Godric of Hamtun)
  • Woodworking (A journeyman carpenter.)
  • Camp-craft & woods lore (Experienced)
  • Leather working (A novice.)
  • Metal working (A novice.)
  • Gardening (A novice.)
  • Soap making (A novice)
  • Bee keeping (A novice)
  • Long distance trail running (Still doing it & coaching.)

Current Projects & Works in Progess

  • A Tuam chair using only hand tools.
  • A set of three light javelins/darts appropriate for use by an Irish kern.
  • Carving a Gaelic war standard in the form of a boar.
  • Building trestle tables.
  • Organizing & annotating the remaining, fragmentary records from the defunct Shire of Vinland.

More Information

Seamus' FaceBook page: [8]

Shire of Endewearde Order of Precedence[9]

Seamus' entry in the An Tir Roll of Arms [10]

Seamus' listing in the An Tir Order of Precedence [11]

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