Irish Swordsmanship

This book tells the story of eighteenth century Ireland's most renowned duelists, gladiators, swordsmen, and fencing masters.

Irish Swordsmanship

This book tells the story of eighteenth century Ireland's most renowned duelists, gladiators, swordsmen, and fencing masters. It also contains a rare fencing treatise, now published again for the first time in more than 230 years, that is the only known original Irish treatment of swordsmanship published in Ireland during the eighteenth century.

Shillelagh

Dornálaíocht – native Irish styles of fist-fighting and later “boxing” as imported
from both England and France; ... Irish sword fencing seems to have been
divided into two basic kinds of swordsmanship: Claíomhóireacht – or old Irish ...

Shillelagh

For centuries the Irish have been associated with a stick weapon called the Shillelagh. And for generations of Irishmen, the Shillelagh was a badge of honor - a symbol of their courage, their martial prowess and their willingness to fight for their rights and their honor. In modern popular culture, the Shillelagh has acquired a less appealing image, one that attempts to declaw the Irish through negative racial stereotypes of the Victorian era, which depict the Irish as harmless club-weilding Leprecauns or drunken, half-witted brawlers. John Hurley's illuminating study forever alters our view of this much maligned and misunderstood cultural icon by revealing the true martial arts culture of the Irish people, its history, evolution and decline and the resulting effects on the Shillelagh - the most powerful and controversial of Irish icons.

In the Irish Brigade

... nothing else to do for a living, and, consequently, he generally talked to me in
that language, and I speak it as well as I do English or Irish. ... As for fighting in
action, as far as I have seen or heard, swordsmanship does not go for a great ...

In the Irish Brigade

In the early 1700s, a group of brave and battle-tested soldiers from Ireland decamped to France to assist that country in conflicts in Spain and Flanders. As always with Henty's works of historical fiction, In the Irish Brigade combines exhaustively researched details with riveting battlefield action.

In the Irish Bridage

... nothing else to do for a living, and, consequently, he generally talked to me in
that language, and I speak it as well as I do English or Irish. ... As for fighting in
action, as far as I have seen or heard, swordsmanship does not go for a great
deal.

In the Irish Bridage

Reproduction of the original: In the Irish Bridage by G.A. Henty

Highland Swordsmanship

... to build up a fairly accurate picture of the style of swordsmanship practiced by
the clan warriors . e directly derived from ... Even in the 16th century it was
standard practice for the leaders of Scottish or Irish warrior bands to challenge
each ...

Highland Swordsmanship

The Scottish Highlander has been romanticized in poetry, song and legend; immortalized in the figures of Bonnie Prince Charlie and Rob Roy. His reputation as a fierce fighter and deadly swordsman was much more than a myth - a proud tradition of Scottish fencing masters taught the use of the backsword, smallsword, target and dirk from the 17th through the 19th centuries. These masters were as colorful and diverse as the Scottish people themselves, from the upper-class Anglicized, Sir William Hope, to the bawdy, soldier-turned-fencing master Donald McBane, who ran a fencing salon out of his wife's brothel. In this omnibus edition, Mark Rector presents two classic manuals of Scottish swordsmanship from the days of Culloden.

Dance Theatre in Ireland

introduced him to shadow yoga and Battodo, a modern form of traditional
Japanese swordsmanship. In turning to this practice, KeeganDolan was reacting
against his feeling that in contemporaryculture, 'dancersare perceived as
lessthan ...

Dance Theatre in Ireland

Dance theatre has become a site of transformation in the Irish performance landscape. This book conducts a socio-political and cultural reading of dance theatre practice in Ireland from Yeats' dance plays at the start of the 20th century to Celtic-Tiger-era works of Fabulous Beast Dance Theatre and CoisCéim Dance Theatre at the start of the 21st.

In the Irish Brigade

As for fighting in action , as far as I have seen or heard , swordsmanship does not
go for a great deal . ... a fine blade , but I should fancy , from the way you have
been arguing , that you are likely to be cooler than FRESH FROM IRELAND 13.

In the Irish Brigade

Desmond Kennedy is a young Irish lad who left Ireland to join the Irish Brigade in the service of Louis XIV of France. In Paris he incurred the deadly hatred of a powerful courtier from whom he had rescued a young girl who had been kidnapped, and his perils are of absorbing interest. Captured in an attempted Jacobite invasion of Scotland, he escaped in a most extraordinary manner. As aid-de-camp to the Duke of Berwick he experienced thrilling adventures in Flanders. Transferred to the Army in Spain, he was nearly assassinated, but escaped to return, when peace was declared, to his native land, having received pardon and having recovered his estates. The story is filled with adventure, and the interest never abates

Scottish Fencing

This book contains five Scottish texts from the eighteenth century, which have not been published in centuries, treating of the martial use of the broadsword, small-sword, spadroon, targe, and battlefield tactics.

Scottish Fencing

This book contains five Scottish texts from the eighteenth century, which have not been published in centuries, treating of the martial use of the broadsword, small-sword, spadroon, targe, and battlefield tactics.

Songs of the Irish

Songs of the Irish


Songs of the Irish

Songs of the Irish


Medieval Swordsmanship

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Cocked hat Brazil nut Boat D Octagon Pommels of earlier and single - hand
swords are characterized by flatter , simpler shapes ; those for later and larger
blades ...

Medieval Swordsmanship

From the author of Renaissance Swordsmanship comes the most comprehensive and historically accurate view ever of the lost fighting arts of Medieval knights, warriors and men-at-arms. Based on years of extensive training and research in the use of European swords, it contains highly effective fighting techniques for the sword, sword & shield, long-sword, great-sword, pole-arm and more. And with more than 200 illustrations and rare historical documents, it is a scholarly reference as well as a hands-on training guide for martial artists of all levels.

Celtic Dimensions of the British Civil Wars

The point is best illustrated by looking at Ireland . By and large , the ' idle
swordsman ' , that blot on the planter ' s landscape , had either been rounded up
or had fled abroad by the 1620s . During the forty years of peace from 1603 to
1641 , a ...

Celtic Dimensions of the British Civil Wars


Works on Horsemanship and Swordsmanship in the Library of F H Huth

The Earl of Dunmore , First President of the Clydesdale Horse Society of Great
Britain and Ireland , and presented by him to the Society , November , 1878.
Revised by the Editing Committee . London . . 1878 . 8vo . 248 pp . M. , 8 } in . by
51 in .

Works on Horsemanship and Swordsmanship in the Library of F H  Huth


Heroic Option

To the credit of their much respected Irish Commander Sir Michael Creagh,
flogging was virtually unknown among ... with Ireland.18 Charles and two of his
brothers, William and George, were taught military engineering, swordsmanship
and a ...

Heroic Option

It is a curious paradox that, while for many centuries there has been deep antagonism between the British and the Irish, the latter have fought the former's wars with exemplary courage and tenacity. This has never been better demonstrated than when, as a result of the Irish regiments' superb service in the South African War (Boer War) at the end of the 19th Century, Queen Victoria ordered the formation of the Irish Guards in 1900 as a mark of the Nation's gratitude. Even after the trauma of Partition, Irishmen continued to serve in Irish regiments in large numbers and the tradition continued today. Indeed during the Second World War a very significant number of the most influential generals were of Irish extraction.

The Irish Regiments 1683 1999

From about 1776 , and lasting until 1782 - 3 , ( but in some cases lingering on
until 1793 ) , almost every Irish city or town and down ... of this writer is enhanced
with several small illustrations of medals awarded for shooting or swordsmanship
.

The Irish Regiments  1683 1999


British Naval Swords and Swordmanship

Unlike the much sought after Swords of Sea Service by May and Annis, this work offers a far broader coverage and, for the first time, the complete story of swords and swordsmanship is presented in one concise volume.

British Naval Swords and Swordmanship

This new publication is intended to bring together a mass of research dealing with all aspects of British naval swords. Unlike the much sought after Swords of Sea Service by May and Annis, this work offers a far broader coverage and, for the first time, the complete story of swords and swordsmanship is presented in one concise volume. While the swords themselves are described the authors also tell the story of naval swordsmanship For exsample, subjects such as how swords and cutlasses were used in action and how training was conducted and covered. The authors also address how how the use of swords developed into a sport in the Navy, and how swords and swordsmanship may have entered naval symbology in such areas as ships' names. Many current myths are addressed and corrected, and the story is brought right up to date with information on the sport from 1948 to 2000. While the book concentrates on the Royal Navy, foreign weapons, including those of the Irish Naval Service, are mentioned where appropriate Other British Maritime organisations such as the Merchant Navy, the Customs and Coastguard Services, and the Reserves are also addressed The book also covers subjects such as dating, collecting, and conservation of swords and re-examines those swords attributed to Nelson. The Appendices include the first list of Swords of Peace awarded to naval units to be published. Recent research by the authors is also reflected in the updated lists of Patriotic Fund Awards, City of London Swords, and Naval fencing champions contained in the Appendicitises The comprehensive nature of the work has not been attempted before and the book will appeal to a wide range of naval enthusiasts and historians, collectors of weapons, fencers and re-enactors.

King of the Swordsmen

Thomas Monstery recounts his adventures in Spanish America-telling of his duels with sword-wielding bravos, of evading assassination, of battling bandits in the wind-swept deserts of Mexico, and of pursuing a lost Aztec civilization.

King of the Swordsmen

In this semi-autobiographical, classic swashbuckling adventure novel, the swordsmen and soldier-of-fortune Col. Thomas Monstery recounts his adventures in Spanish America-telling of his duels with sword-wielding bravos, of evading assassination, of battling bandits in the wind-swept deserts of Mexico, and of pursuing a lost Aztec civilization.

Living Age

But stop , " added than in Ireland , as in round numbers Scotland the other , “ let
me see your left hand . ... I saw it was an actthe time of giving his evidence before
the House ual feat of delicate swordsmanship , and if I had of Commons , he had
 ...

Living Age


The Living Age

But stop , " added than in Ireland , as in round numbers Scotland the other , “ let
me see your left hand . ... I saw it was an actthe time of giving his evidence before
the House ual fent of delicate swordsmanship , and if I had of Commons , he had
 ...

The Living Age


Arthur s Illustrated Home Magazine

“I got frightened,” he said: “I saw it was an actual feat of delicate swordsmanship,
and if I had not abused the man as I did ... The Irish peasant, never answers any
question directly; in some districts, if you ask him where such a gentleman's ...

Arthur s Illustrated Home Magazine