GroupPhotoWelcome to the Barony of Ildhafn 

We are a medieval and renaissance re-creation club, interested in the good parts of pre-1600 history (i.e. we're leaving out the bigotry, sexism, racism and intolerance, not to mention the terrible medical care!).

We hold regular events where we dress like medieval or renaissance people, feast, dance, sing and participate in tournaments. Between events, most of us practice various arts & crafts, and pursue specialised areas of interest such as weaving, dancing, fencing, armouring, sewing, heraldry, shoe-making, book-binding, calligraphy, illumination, music, brewing & cooking. There are few historic crafts that one of us would not have touched on at some time.

New members are always welcome, whether you want to become heavily involved, or just have a go once or twice a year.

This website is mainly about the Auckland branch. We have a sister group which covers Hamilton/Waikato (known as the Canton of Cluain). There are also SCA groups elsewhere in New Zealand, and around the world.

St Catherine's Faire and Baronial Investiture

St Catherine's Faire - our annual all-weekend event will this year also see the investiture of our next Baron and Baroness. Baron Rudiger and Baroness Alyenora have lead our barony since 2011 but have decided it is time for them to step down. Come along and help us thank them for their service, and welcome Their Majesties Steffan and Branwen as they visit to invest the new Baron and Baroness.

Plus bonfires, dancing, fencing, music, archery - what more could make a wonderful weekend? Bookings are now open!

It will be a fully-catered event, with accommodation, from Friday evening to Sunday afternoon. BOOK HERE for this fabulous event! 

The majority of the "usual" St Catherine's will happen: fencing, archery, armoured combat, maybe Arts and Sciences classes. But the highlights of the event will be the investiture of our new Baron and Baroness on Saturday afternoon, followed by a fabulous ball and then a sumptuous feast prepared by Lady Vettoria. 

Fencing practice

Fight like a musketeer!

We get together on Wednesday evenings from 7-9pm in Greenlane (at St Oswald's Church Hall, 193 Campbell Rd, Greenlane) to practice rapier, longsword, cloak and dagger, and a whole mix of other ways of using a sword. Have you ever wanted to be d'Artangan? We may be able to help...

Event Date and Time: 
August 23, 2017 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm


Archery session at Isabell's field on Saturday 26th August


Bring gear if you have it, or contact Nora for some loaner gear (email 

Gold coin donation for borrowing bows or arrows.

Isabell's fields are in Glendene - email Nora for the actual address 

If you are intending to come Nora would appreciate an email, so she can predict numbers.

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