________________________________ From: Seán Moore To: Archery List SCA Sent: Tue, December 21, 2010Message 1 of 22 , Dec 21 7:55 PMView Source
From: Seán Moore <an_fear_beag@...>
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Sent: Tue, December 21, 2010 3:54:28 PM
Subject: [SCA-Archery] Military Archery in Medieval Ireland
This links to a .pdf document which you can download.
Copies of the bows are on display in the National Museum of Ireland in Kildare Street in Dublin and in the Waterford Museum.
The copies were made by Boyd Rankin, a notable bowyer here in Ireland;
Dr. Halpin has produced a new book: Weapons and Warefare in Viking and Medieval Dublin, an excellent read and reference, especially with the detailed drawings.
In 1932 a Longbow was recovered from a crannog, Ballinderry, County Westmeath in a tenth century context. Dimensions: 75 inches long, 1.6 inches wide, 1 1/4 inches deep and 4 1/4 inches in girth at its geometeric center.This is a self bow of Yew with sap wood and heart wood in proportion, of plano-convex profile and self knocked.
This bow is also on display in the National Museum of Ireland, Kildare Street, and is impressive, as are all the other norse artefacts in the same hall.
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Yes!!!! been looking for something like this!