Fencing and Sword-Fighting

Fencing is a renaissance sword-fighting sport. Gladiating is the ancient version revived for TV in Gladiators and Armoured Combat is the medieval version of sword-fighting.


Fencing Ireland

Fencing Ireland organises a number of tournaments per year.

FI Medal Winners (Major Tournaments) (Seasons): 2018-19

FI Rankings Men’s Epee (End-of-Season): 2019-20

FI Medal Winners Men’s Epee (Seasons): 2018-19

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ITV Gladiators

Gladiating is a fun version of the ancient Roman military combat as was seen on US and British TV Programs from the 1990s onwards.

Various types of combat or adventure-like tasks are engaged in by teams of players.

Irish Gladiator Contestants:

Audrey Garland Irish-born Gladiators Contestant 1997

There are a couple of venues in Ireland where people can engage in Gladiator Weekends:

Adventure Park (Watergrasshill, Co. Cork): https://www.adventurepark.ie/

Team Building Ireland (Kippure, Blessington, Co. Wicklow): https://teambuildingireland.com/corporate-family-fun-day/

Picture Credit: ITV Gladiators

photo of men holding weapons

Medieval Armoured Combat

Medieval Armoured Combat Ireland

MACI Claregalway Castle Group Fights (Internationals)(Years):2017