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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 11 Garry O Brien


    Cork City Gaol Military Show

    (Sundays Well, Cork City)

    Saturday & Sunday August 7-8, 2010.

    We are pleased to announce the dates for the Cork City Gaol Military Show in Cork City.

    The venue is the historic gaol in Cork City, currently a museum. http://www.corkcitygaol.com/
    The event will take place within the extensive grounds and perimeter of the gaol.

    On display will be military vehicles form all periods up to and beyond WW2.
    Reenactors from various armies and eras will be in attendance displaying their uniforms, equipment and arms.
    Military traders / dealers will be on site for the collector and all manner of items will be for sale including medals, uniforms, helmets, etc.

    For a great weekend out for the whole family!

    Contact details:

    Event Co-ordinator: Gerard McCarthy
    [email protected]
    087-853-7228
    Vehicles & equipment: Matthew Cox
    [email protected]
    086-847-2093
    Vehicles: Leo Healy
    [email protected]
    086-837-6207
    Reenactors: Martin McAree
    [email protected]
    087-678-0133
    Trader & Exhibitors: Garry O'Brien
    [email protected]
    086-873-1497


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 9,273 ✭✭✭Morlar


    Teachers Club Schedule incl tomorrow May 29th Militaria Fair Teachers Club Parnell Sq Dublin

    https://msoi.eu/latest-news

    Summer Meeting 29th May 2010
    Friday, 07 May 2010 07:59 Michael Walsh
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    Summer MSOI Meeting & Medals/Militaria Fair

    Date :- Saturday 29th. May 2010.

    Time :- Meeting 11:00. Fair 12:00 - 14:30

    Location :- Main Hall, Teachers Club 36 Parnell Square Dublin.

    Admission :- €2


    All members who attend the meeting will be admitted free of charge to the fair.

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    Winter Meeting 4th December 2010
    Thursday, 06 May 2010 15:53 Michael Walsh
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    Winter MSOI Meeting & Medals/Militaria Fair

    Date :- Saturday 4th. December 2010.

    Time :- Meeting 11:00. Fair 12:00 - 14:30

    Location :- Main Hall, Teachers Club 36 Parnell Square Dublin.

    Admission :- €2


    All members who attend the meeting will be admitted free of charge to the fair.
    Last Updated on Friday, 07 May 2010 07:58

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    Annual Auction 2010
    Thursday, 16 April 2009 00:04 Michael Walsh
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    The 2010 annual auction to be held by the Medal Society of Ireland will take place on

    Saturday 16th. October, 2010 at the Teachers Club Dublin




    Last year the auction took place in the attractive surroundings of the Georgian Room behind the bar in the Teachers Club.

    However due to the large numbers who attended this auction, it was suggested and decided at the AGM that we should revert to the hall (where the fiars and meetings are held) for 2010. Viewing will take place on the day of sale from 11:00-12:45 prior to the auction.

    We are now inviting suitable lots for this fundraising event. For further information please contact the auction organiser - Austin Fennessy- email [email protected]

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    Autumn Meeting 4th September 2010
    Thursday, 06 May 2010 15:52 Michael Walsh
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    Autumn MSOI Meeting & Medals/Militaria Fair

    Date :- Saturday 4th. September 2010.

    Time :- Meeting 11:00. Fair 12:00 - 14:30

    Location :- Main Hall, Teachers Club 36 Parnell Square Dublin.

    Admission :- €2


    All members who attend the meeting will be admitted free of charge to the fair.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 11 Garry O Brien


    I will be there,Thanks,garry
    Hi Garry,unless you need to update any information regarding the Cork Gaol event please don't repeat the posts.This will save any confusion that may arise on the thread.Mod.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 9,273 ✭✭✭Morlar


    I will be there,Thanks,garry

    Sorry - why are you repeating the same information on the same page of the events thread >?


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,107 ✭✭✭enfield


    Dont forget that the Duncannon show is on next weekend.
    Regards.
    Tom.


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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 9,273 ✭✭✭Morlar


    There is also the leopardstown thing. We need a graphical calendar to keep track of things !

    The Leopardstown Park Hospital fund raising committee are pleased to announce a Reenactors and Military Vehicles Show, to be held in our hospital grounds at Leopardstown Road, Foxrock, Dublin 18.

    We will be holding the show on Saturday 5th and Sundary 6th of June 2010.

    The aim of the show is to raise much needed fufnds for the 60 WW11 veterans still resident here.

    We have enlisted the help of:-(names removed)


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 9,273 ✭✭✭Morlar


    Was at the military vehicles thing earlier on, nice vehicles around but got rained out of it. One militaria dealer there with some reasonably interesting pieces. Will post up some pics later.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,107 ✭✭✭enfield


    Next one out of the bag is the Militaria Fair in Gorey on Saturday 26th of June from 10 to 3,30 There will be some re-enactors there, not sure about vehicles though. Its in the hall on the left at the top of the town. Hard to miss with displays out front and lads in uniform.
    Carrigtwohill, Barry's Castle Cork event is on the weekend of 3 and 4 of July and is multi period medeval event but also includes ww1 and ww2 and later.
    http://www.carrigfest.com/carrigtwohill.html
    If you have any pictures of Duncannon or Leopardstown please give us a gander at them.
    Regards.
    Tom.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,107 ✭✭✭enfield


    Gorey Militaria Fair was a great success. There were Germans, RIC, Black and Tans, Auxies, Americans from the 'Nam period, WW2 nurses, WW2 Yanks, Flying Column, Irish Army UN, vehicles and static displays there. Bargain of the day for me was a pair of brown leather lace up gaitors, in great nick, perfect for Flying Column, for 20 smackeroones
    Next one out of the bag in Barryscourt Castle, Carrigtwohill in Cork next Saturday and Sunday. It will be a multi-period event with static displays, re-enactments etc. Promising to be the main hit is a battle between the Tans, Auxies, RIC, Flying Column and 'spy' hidden in the crowd, taken out and......well you will have to be there to find out.
    The one after that will be Cork Gaol on the first weekend in August. Same type of thing as far as I know. I have no information regarding entrance fees for either.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,107 ✭✭✭enfield


    Pics from the show. As its was early on Saturday. More words when I recover.

    http://s874.photobucket.com/albums/ab306/duncannon/?action=view&current=100_8158.jpg

    Beltring is next and the next gig out of the bag is Cork Gaol on the first weekend in August followed by Salute on the last weekend in August. Dont miss either of these shows. They never disappoint.
    Regards.
    Tom.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 1,368 ✭✭✭arnhem44


    Thanks for posting them Tom,is the Carrigtwohill event annual??.I should of went there myself but it went clean out of my head.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,107 ✭✭✭enfield


    Yes it is an annual event and as you can see it a multi period thing. Its gas at night time when the campfires are burning and different periods interact. On Friday night after a few vodkas and mead I got into a heated debate on the Brehon laws with a viking around a campfire, fun fun fun. Then I find out his missus is the owner of Livinghistory.ie. She sang that famous song around the blaze 'Is that a curtain you're are wearing or are you a re-enactor'. I might put it online for ye all to hear.
    I have to say that the Knights on horseback were really magnificent and the jousting was the best ever. You really could not tell if they were hurt when they were lanced from their steeds. There were all the usual fair rides and, beagle and horse hunts, foot soldier battles, ww1 and ww1 battles ( on a small scale) the 'tans as stated before got theirs. I got a great kick when the Gardai patrolling took a great interest in the weapons used and displayed. An interested interest if you get my meaning. They were as fascinated with the diaplays as the public were. We were not sure how the Tan's, Auxies and British Soldiers re-enacting the famous ambush of Clonmult would go down in such a rebellious county but they really loved it, especially as the last tan was sent to his heavenly reward for betraying the IRA man who had pity on him. Long story.
    Next out of the bag in Beltring and Cork Gaol. More information as it comes in.
    Here are two videos taken on the Saturday.
    http://s874.photobucket.com/albums/ab306/duncannon/Carrigtwohill%202010/?action=view&current=100_8064.mp4

    http://s874.photobucket.com/albums/ab306/duncannon/Carrigtwohill%202010/?action=view&current=100_8065.mp4


    Regards.
    Tom.

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  • Registered Users Posts: 1,107 ✭✭✭enfield


    The War and Peace show is on next week and there are quite a few lads from this country going so it should be good. I am not expecting as many stalls as last year so choices may be limited, I will only know when we get there. If you want anything priced or photographed let me before I go. I intend to go up in the helicopter at the show and video it from there and post it for ye all to see when I come back. Myself and another of the re-enacting fraternity are booked in in the camping section. Its 110 per man for the week and all the space you need. We have two tents and a car for storing stuff. The advantage of camping is that we have acess to the stalls two days before the public are allowed in and we do not need to travel to and from the show each day. The price also includes all camping facilities and access, as we are in the show compound.
    The ferry for the car is about 135 each way. It will be a 6 hour drive when we hit Wales at 1.30am on Monday.
    The beer will not be as good as we have it here, who cares about the weather, I have a pair of wellies. The crack is great, the people are friendly and the selection of items for sale is second to none.
    If anyone is going to Beltring and wants to meet, I am always at the beer tent at 1pm wearing an Irish Army beret and cap badge. Easy to recognise, the handsome fellow, rather dashing, fisitificated.....you get the picture...s'me.
    Regards.
    Tom.


  • Registered Users Posts: 13,232 ✭✭✭✭kowloon


    And once again I'm missing the show, the annoying thing being that I doubt I'll still be living in Kent this time next year!


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,095 ✭✭✭kabakuyu


    Cork City Gaol Military Show

    (Sundays Well, Cork City)

    Saturday & Sunday August 7-8, 2010.

    I have decided to attend this show and am wondering if all traders and re-enactors wil be there on the saturday,also I am travelling from Galway so can anybody recommend a good hotel?
    Whats the chances of getting ww1 Brodie Helmet at the show? and whats the going rate?
    Sorry for all the questions but I live in Galway and there seems to be no shows or dealers in the region.
    Regards,
    KK.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,107 ✭✭✭enfield


    Back early fom Beltring. Was there early and have gone through all the stalls, did not go through all the displays though. More words, videos and photos later when I have returned some semplance of life to this old body.
    Here are some to keep ye going.
    Enjoy.
    Tom.
    ZZZZ

    http://s888.photobucket.com/albums/ac88/tomburnell/Beltring%202010/?action=view&current=101_0745.jpg


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,107 ✭✭✭enfield


    Myself and ‘Hawkeye’ Shanahan were booked on the evening Irish Ferries Rosslare sailing. Tried to get a bit of kip on the ship, it did not work, and drove off in Pembroke at 1,30am. Switched on the ould Satnav, ‘ould’ being the operative word. Do you know when a new road is built and you don’t update your satnav does not know anything about it? So off we headed on our merry way to 480 Kilometers away Beltring. With the moral support of Garry O’Brien and Paul Rea in a white van were were left on our own and they fecked off in to the wild blue yonder. Which was grand as the riveting conversations could slaughter the most battle hardened. We decided we would take a break at each of the service stations along the way and refresh ourselves with coffee and a bit of grub. For some reason the service stations along that route do not open at all during the night so we had nada. We came to a McDonalds with the lights on and pulled in for a bit of grub. The lights were on but no-one was at home so off we headed again. A service station with the lights on appeared in front of us and we leftied indicatered and pulled in. Like a scene from the twilight zone it was, lights on in the shop but nothing moving. I could look in to the shop like the door was open until I realised that the door was not open it was the space leaf where the cash machine used to be. Seemingly it had just been removed and we were first on the scene. Away we went again. It suddenly dawned on us and switched off the lights and noticed we were nearing London. We could tell this by the amount of people we were knocking down was increasing (joke). Coffeeless and dying for a hit an miss and eventually found a good Somerville station and refreshed ourselves. The coffee was good, the sarnies were cheap and I took a few bob from the cash dispenser with my credit card. It was the first time I ever did that and it impressed the heck outta me. Away with us to Beltring anyway until we came to the M25 where we followed the Satnav and the Satnav followed the roads as they were 3 years ago. Making a long story short we got to Hop Farm at 10, 30, yes 10, 30 I said, Garry!! No we did not stop for a kip on the way, I was just joking about that, ho freakin’ ho.

    We booked in, and set up our tents, made the beds and Hawkeye got some shuteye. I was so full of coffee it gave me wings and I was away looking at the stalls.

    For some reason Lee Enfield No 4 rifles have taken a leap in price starting at the £266 mark and the SMLE’s from 350. The rest of the weapons and items for sale you can get the prices yourselves by zooming in on the pictures of some of the merchandise. Another strange thing was that there were at least 3 Chassepot rifles and bayonets at different stalls. Very unusual. There was the same amount of dealers there as last year which surprised me as a few of them said they were not going to be there this year. Maybe they just wanted me to stay away?. The food vans were the same selection as usual and the best bit of grub was the Thai green curry. It look terrible but tastes delish. Water, food, ice-cream and drinks were overpriced. There was a small reduction of the Irish attendees but added to this were the British lads who supported Dungarvan who made a point of seeking out the lads and making themselves known.



    The crowds were down in number perhaps it may take up today and tomorrow. The W&P staff were friendly and helpful. The Germans were cautiously friendly and if you were friendly back (which we always are) you might get a reduction in the price. The English were very friendly and a happy lot. If you wanted to chat they were most ameniable. The Belgian and French selling inert dug-ups were not interested in a haggle and the price you saw was the price you paid, even with my witty Irish charm they would not budge. Maybe I am losing it?



    Now then among the items (‘among’ them being the operative word) was a lovely ww1 sword belt, Armourers kit and roll, a relic fuze, green t shirts at 5 for a tenner. Itw as only when I got home and opened them I realised they did not come with the poles, they were HUGE!!. All my nieces will have green nighty’s this Christmas. A ww2 Periscope and a more modern one in a steel container. Some shoulder titles, a Brodie helmet shell, a walking stick for the wife to beat me with, a shemah, a reconditioned tilly, 6 1905 five pouch leather bandoliers for Flying Column re-enactment, a trilby for same, a great pair of brown leather army bots for £3, you may see some of them for sale at the Dublin fairs for £30 soon. The Dublin members of the IMCC were there in force, Sean Curtis and all the Club were there although I did not get to find where they were, the place is so vast you could literally lose a battalion, wasthere not a film about that somewheres.

    Now then, I did find a stall that sold dug ups, among them were the remains of boots (?) and webbing clips, and clips of drilled 303 ammo, and helmets, and bayonets (see the pictures), fuses, stokes mortars, dug bayonets of all types, rifle butt plates rested among shrapnel and others metal bits.



    Among the zillions of trucks, jeeps, tanks, armoured cars, artillery, motorbikes were 4 aircraft. Two spitfires, a hurrican and a crashed German something. The thing is they were all models and looked magnificent. For £35 smackers you could sit in the cockpit and start the Spitfire, it looked great. Fair play to the lads who conceived it.

    All in all a most enjoyable 3 day holiday in a place that makes my year.



    We left at 3am on the Thursday morning and slept in my own beautiful bed from 10,30 that evening.

    Time to start saving for next year.

    Regards.

    Tom.

    Uploading videos now. Starting with;
    http://s888.photobucket.com/albums/ac88 ... ter=videos
    More as they upload.
    They may be rubbish but the are free, enjoy.
    Tom.
    http://s888.photobucket.com/albums/ac88/tomburnell/?action=view&current=2.mp4

    http://s888.photobucket.com/albums/ac88/tomburnell/?action=view&current=3.mp4


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,107 ✭✭✭enfield


    KK.
    The show in Cork Gaol will be a biggie, with a club based in Kildare also attending that has lots of the more modern (post 1970) vehicles and uniforms. WW2 and WW1 re-enactors and displays will be there as will lots of militaria dealers. No info on b@b's, sorry.
    Regards.
    Tom.
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  • Registered Users Posts: 1,095 ✭✭✭kabakuyu


    Thanks Tom for the help.
    Regards,
    KK.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,107 ✭✭✭enfield


    Glad to help KK.
    Have a look here guys
    http://new.livinghistory.ie/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1514
    It is in Dunabate, Dublin on the second weekend in September. This is a new venue so I have no information on it other than what you see posted.
    Does anyone other than Kowlooon and Kabakuyu read this page?. There does not seem to be much interest in it going be the lack of posts.
    'Is there anyone out there?'
    Regards.
    Tom.


  • Registered Users Posts: 13,232 ✭✭✭✭kowloon


    There are plenty of boards members that turn up to the shows, they just don't seem to post.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,230 ✭✭✭chem


    Anyone going to the Portrush show? On this weekend and is always a great show. Lots of pyros and blankfire guns used in the battles :D


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,230 ✭✭✭chem


    Hi all,

    Was at the portrush show today. Massive turn out. If you can make it tomorrow its well worth the trip. Display was jaw dropping. Pyros, blankfire thomsons, MP40s, MP42s, Bren, Lee endfields, K98s, MG42, Tank shells etc etc. Best show in Ireland.


  • Registered Users Posts: 4 felixsteiner


    I made it to the War and Peace show thankfully this year and brought the wife , it has to end some time!
    It's about the 7th time I've been there and felt the crowds have definitely died down as well as the amount of re-enactors.
    German ww2 still commands a high price not a great deal of bargains there.
    I did find ww1 German and ww2 British equipment could be got at a bargin for example 1917 dated German butcher bayonet I picked up for 30 euro, clean but minus scabbard. ww2 British artillery battle dress for £60.
    I did see the guys selling the dug ups particullary the boots and felt rather sick about that as anyone collecting militaria will know its the one item of clothing a soldier will die wearing. My wife heard one of them joke "I had to put the metal detecor away my van was so full of metal"?
    The other upsetting items for sale was a stand selling crashed aircraft parts in plastic tubs, mostly twisted aluminium airframe and a card describing the aircraft,when and where it crashed and mostly finished off with "crew killed" Maybe its just me but thats not something that would sit comfortably in my collection.
    The last thing I did not see but a chap in the bar was complaining about a dealer selling skeletal remains! I was going to ask what era? out of moral issues but was afraid it would be taken as a sales inquiry.
    I've spent the last week wondering wether to sell up or stick to a category.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,107 ✭✭✭enfield


    We are heading down to Cork Gaol tommorrow afternoon to set up early i.e. befoe it gets dark to set up our tent etc. This show is the the newer version of the Cork Militaria Fair that used to be held in the Metropole Hotel but with a en-enactment and display side also. The Hotel was grand but ferrying gear up flights of stairs and getting parking while you do this, then drive the car round the corner to all-day park was very difficult. Then the same in reverse at the endof the day, does put potential traders off. It will be very much like the Curragh, Duncannon and Salute without any battlles taking place. Probably on a smaller scale though, we will just have to wait and see. Its open to the public from 10 a.m. on Saturday so if you are attending that early tippytoe around the place, goys have to sleep stuff off y'know!!
    I am looking forward to it very much. Its a new venue for militaria and a new place for living history and to re-enact, the more the merrier. As usual I will take pictures and video and put it on the net for ye. So if you are interested in having a look at the images and video just pm me and I will send you a link.
    I am sure the others who posted reports on shows and fairs etc and got no replies to their efforts will understand my new approach. This way I can see how many are interestted in what we do or are just lurkers.
    Regards.
    Tom.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 9,273 ✭✭✭Morlar


    I have posted reports of fairs which recieved zero response. Even posted photo galleries of re-enactment and military vehicle fairs which took a significant amount of my time with . . . .. . yep you guessed it .. . no resposne.

    I would not be pm'ing anyone for a report of a fair - if it is posted I would read it eventually and more than likely reply to it if I have anything to add or if I have the time. For what it's worth I think you shouldn't take it personally that people do not reply directly to a militaria fair report.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,230 ✭✭✭chem


    Some vid from portrush show last weekend.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eG1N9o-mUaQ


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  • Registered Users Posts: 1,095 ✭✭✭kabakuyu


    I just wanted to say thank you to everybody who posts reports and videos of the shows, I don't get to any events so I look forward to the reports here.
    Regards,
    KK.


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