Elphin O Flaithbheartaigh

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Elphin O Flaithbheartaigh
Resides: Hartwood
Date Started: 1999
Awards: Order of Precedence
Offices: See list
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We, the friends of Elphin, knowing how unlikely she is to sound her own horn, have here gathered information to demonstrate why and how we esteem her so highly. Please enjoy.

Elphin O Flaithbheartaigh is from 14th Century County Galway, who currently finds herself in Hartwood.

Elphin is not interested in many of the typical gentle arts but is more mathematically-minded. She has found herself soon involved with running the properties and animals wherever she landed.


Rising Star (Eisenmarche) By: Darius Corvinus, Morgaine Brigantia Mar 24, 2001 (AS XXXV)
Award of Arms (An Tir) By: Skapti Thorinsson, Asa Starradottir Apr 10, 2004 (AS XXXVIII)
Raven's Tag (Hartwood) By John Mac Andrew Aug 18,2019 (AS LIV)
Silver Pillar (Tir Righ) By: Kheron Azov Nov 24,2019 (AS LIV)
Sable Hound (Hartwood) By: John MacAndrew Nov 24,2019 (AS LIV)
Goutte de Sang (An Tir) By: Sven Fallgr Gunnarsson, Rauokkin Eyverska Starradottir Feb 19, 2022 (AS LVI)
Bountiful Hand (An Tir) By: Sven Fallgr Gunnarsson, Rauokkin Eyverska Starradottir Feb 19, 2022 (AS LVI)
Silver Wolf (Tir Righ) By: Saif bin Owain and Alessandra Luciana Giancomo Nov 26, 2022 (AS LVII)

Elphin O Flaithbheartaigh; photographer Desiree_Chirastella

Offices Held

- Co Events Deputy, Tir Righ, August 2023 - current
- Deputy Seneschal, Hartwood, Jan 2023-Nov 2023
- Silver Wolf, Tir Righ, 2022 - current
- Sinister Gauntlet, An Tir, 2021 - October 2023
- Seneschal, Hartwood, 2021-2023
- Deputy Seneschal, Hartwood, 2018 - 2021
- Herald, Hartwood, c. 2018-2020
- Contingency Herald, Hartwood, 2017
- Seneschal, Eisenmarche, c. 2009-2010; 2003-2005 (dissolved branch in 2010)
- Acting Exchequer, Eisenmarche, 2006
- Herald, Eisenmarche; c. 2000-2003


Prince Saif and Princess Alessandra, Tir Righ June 2022 - February 2023
Prince Steinn and Princess Gemma, Tir Righ November 2021 - August 2022
Teamster for Tir Righ (Ulf and Celdae) November 2003 - June 2004

Event Steward

Multiple events, including:
- Tir Righ August Investiture; August 25-27, 2023
- Tir Righ August Investiture; August 26-28, 2022
- Hartwood Yule; Nov 23, 2019
- Hartwood Champions; August 2019
- Tir Righ Coronet Tournament; May 2009 (co steward)
- Eisenmarche Lover's Revel; 18 Feb XL/2006
- Eisenmarche's 25th Anniversary; Apr 10, 2004
- Eisenmarche Shire Banquet; Apr 5, 2003

Event Staff

- Steward support, Tir Righ A&S and Bardic Championship, September 23, 2023
- Co-steward, MidSummer's Champions (Hartwood), July 21-23, 2023
- On line Support, Merchant Reservations, Voice Herald, Tir Righ February Investiture, February 18, 2023
- Tech support, Virtual 48-hour Backlog Competition, February 10-12, 2023
- IT support, T.O.U.S.-TUTR Of Unusual Subjects, Hartwood October 2022 (cancelled)
- room moderator, Avacal TUA, May 14, 2022
- Tech support, Virtual 48-hour Backlog Competition, March 26-28 2022
- room moderator, Tir Righ Spring TUTR, February 19, 2022
- room moderator, Mid Realm Bardic Skirmish, January 29, 2022
- event pre-registration, Tir Righ Fall Coronet, November 2021 (Advertising; recording pre-registrations, cross-checking memberships and fighter and consort eligibility, and producing spreadsheets according to differing requirements of staff and the SCA)
- gate team, An Tir Fall Crown, Oct 8-10, 2021
- Ducal Court herald for Duchess Tangwystl di Coursi, Autumn Revel September 25, 2021
- scribal event team, Virtual 48-Hour An Tir Backlog Competition May - August 2021 (advertising; brought event to the online world by training other team members and developing online forms for the purpose)
- Room moderator, An Tir Grand Ithra Sep 4 - 7, 2020 - Hartwood Champions 2020 – Gate Organizer (event changed to e-vent due to Covid)
- Dover Bay Secondary School February 2020 – herald table and voice herald
- Hartwood Champions August 2019 – Seneschal's Audience Herald; Town Crier; TUTr (class registrar)
- Hartwood Yule 2018 – Seneschal's Audience Herald, Town Crier
- Hartwood Champions 2018 – Town Crier
- Hartwood Yule 2017 – Seneschal's Audience Herald
- Eisenmarche 2000-2006 – Ducal Court Herald; Town Crier; Field Herald
- camping coordinator Tir Righ Coronet, April 2004

Elphin, event steward of the event, invited into court; photographer currently unknown


- Hartwood Customary Committee 2022
- Tir Righ Ceremony Script update - July 2021 - November 2021
- Quest for Hartwood Barony 2017- present
- Hartwood Financial Committee 2017-present
- Hartwood Customary Committe 2017 – 2018 (Shire and draft Baronial)


- JR Archery Marshall 2018-2027
- JR Rapier Marshall 2023-2027


- developing event stewards in Hartwood, and is working on a manual that works locally
- created and taught classes on writing award recommendations (need dates; 2019?)


- Hartwood Champions 2020 Event Steward (recommended a new event steward prepare a bid for the event. Guiding, advising and supporting her including when COVID affected events and this became Hartwood's premier e-vent)
- Hartwood TUTR 2019 Event Steward
- Hartwood Scribal Officer 2019-2021
- Two voice heralds
- Organized Event Steward discussion series to promote and encourage new event stewards 2023


- volunteer for Covid screening at rapier practice (2021-spring 2022)
- archer
- Eisenmarche Butler/Scribe team for AnTir ~ 40 Year ~ Domesday Boke, c. 2007
- researching new branch Accessibility office for Hartwood
- created populous token recommendation form for Hartwood


  • Since Elphin arrived in Hartwood around 2015, she has been one of our notables with her willingness to organize and to serve, bringing both knowledge and expertise. Her value to the Shire is beyond measure. ~ Halima al-Rakkasa
  • Elphin came on board to the An Tir 48hour Backlog Competition in 2021. I had been looking for some administrative help as the competition grew very quickly and was bigger than I ever dreamed it would be. I was astonished at Elphin’s administrative skills and the amount of time she was willing to put into overhauling my pen and post-it note system. She turned all of my paperwork into easy to use documents, crated spreadsheets, and tracked everything with a keen eye for detail and precision. I cannot express how much this has helped and refined this amazing project for An Tir. She is an administrative genius and the fact that she backs that up with the time it takes to perfect each job is outstanding. I cannot imagine doing this task without her valuable contributions. In service, Dama Maminka
Elphin relaxing at archery; photographer Desiree Chirastella

Known Associations

Lady Adelheid Wyss
Mu'allima Halima al-Rakkasa
Archos Aline de Seez
Armiger Maurus Ioinur
m'lady Thyra
m'lady Geirhilder


Protégé to Mistress Desiree Aurelia Chiarestella (Lionsdale)
Arcarius to Master John Macandrew, Archos (Order of the Grey Goose Shaft, An Tir)

Branch Affiliations

Kingdom of An Tir
Principality of Tir Righ
Shire of Hartwood
Shire of Lionsdale
Shire of Eisenmarche