Some forgotten history of the shire
There are very few citizens of the shire who were around in the
"old days", so I thought I'd toss a few notes on our history onto
a web page.
1990We were the sponsors of the
Lough Devanree which was granted the lands of Ireland, Man, and Rockall.
Therein lies a
- The Cumail
- The Cumail is chosen at the Beltane and Samhain events each year,
unless the current Cumail and curia jointly agree to extend the term
to a maximum of one year. The choice of a new Cumail is based on
some competition held at least partly during the event at which
the new Cumail is named, and should encourage participation in several
areas of interest. The outgoing Cumail may decide the exact criteria
for selection. Major curia officers and the current Cumail may not
become the new Cumail. The Cumail has certain regalia passed down
through the years. It is the responsibility of each Cumail to pass
this on to his successor. The Cumailship is voluntary, and may be
declined. If the Cumail holds an Award of Arms, the Cumail may hold
court at any shire event.
- The Shire Champion
- Chosen at the Beltane and Samhain events each year. The winner
of the heavy weapons tourney held as part of the Cumail competition,
provided she is not on the curia and is not the new Cumail, becomes
the Shire Champion.
- Pilgrim's Tokens
- Visitors who have contributed to the enrichment of the shire are
traditionally presented with these tokens. They are made of local
stone, small and flat, with a guilt "A" on the front, and a pin for
attaching it to clothing.