12:00: Knights of Avalon
12:20: Armored Combat League Eastern Conference Tourney
1:00: Robin Hood - Live Action & Audience Participation
1:30: Falconry Demonstration with Mike Dupuy
2:00: Joust Tournament by Round Table Productions
2:30: Armored Combat League Eastern Conference Championship Continues
3:00: Robin Hood - Live Action & Audience Participation
4:00: Children's Parade - Join in the fun! All children are Welcome!
4:30: Falconry Demonstration with Mike Dupuy
5:00: The Grand Joust Tournament by round Table Productions
Visit the Birds of Mike Dupuy and
At the Fort Tryon Park Medieval Festival the USA Knights
This tournament will attract knights and fighters
This is fully competitive fighting of an intensity you have never
Afterwards, meet with the knights and find
out how they train,
Also at the tournament field, join Robin Hood and his merry men as they fight the Sheriff of Nottingham and his henchmen.
This live action show includes audience participation.
Cahir Castle, one of the largest castles in Ireland, is sited on an island in the river Suir. It was built in 1142 by Conor O'Brien, Prince of Thomond. Now situated in Cahir town centre, South Tipperary the castle is well preserved and has guided tour and audiovisual shows in multiple languages.
In 1375, the castle was granted to James Butler, newly-created Earl of Ormond, for his loyalty to Edward III. His son James, the second Earl (by his second marriage) passed the lands around the barony of Iffa and Offa West to his children, though they were not themselves noble. This changed by 1542 when the first of the Barons Cahir was created. Unlike their staunchly Anglican kinsmen, this branch of the Butler dynasty sided with the Roman Catholic Irish in the Elizabethan wars. In 1599 the castle was captured after a three day siege by the army of the Earl of Essex and was for a year put under the charge of Sir Charles Blount. Lord Cahir joined with the Earl of Tyrone in 1601 and was attainted for treason, but later obtained a full pardon. In 1627 the Castle was the scene of a celebrated killing when Cahir's son-in-law, Lord Dunboyne, murdered a distant cousin James Prendergast, in a dispute over an inheritance.
During the Irish Confederate Wars the castle was besieged twice. In 1647 George Mathew, the guardian of the young Lord Cahir, surrendered to Murrough O'Brien, 6th Baron Inchiquin (later 1st Earl, and a descendant of Cahir's builder) following his victory at the battle of Knocknanauss. In 1650 he surrendered again to Oliver Cromwell, during his conquest of Ireland without a shot even being fired.Learn more of Cahir Castle