The Canton of Cluain

The Canton of Cluain


The Canton of Cluain is an historical re-enactment group covering the period pre 1600 AD. Our group specialises in ancient arts and skills — archery, open fire cooking, metalworking, leatherworking, and the textile arts (to name a handful!) — and is a family-friendly place to meet new people and get involved in history from practical handicrafts to esoteric knowledge. We are part of the Society for Creative Anachronism (SCA) based in Hamilton, New Zealand, reaching out through the Waikato, Bay of Plenty and King Country area. Our parent group is the Barony is Ildhafn (Auckland). Find us on Facebook!

Map of the areas covered by different baronies, cantons, shires, and hamlets. Official websites for these groups (as well as groups across the ocean in Terra Rosa) can be found here.

Within Cluain, and the SCA in general, there are a wide variety of activities to take part in. Our populace is home to many archers and craftspeople — if you’re keen to learn more about making bows, carving wood, calligraphy, forging metal, sewing clothing, leatherwork, brewing, cooking with fire, historical games, or medieval tent camping, this is the place!

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If you think you might want to get involved, check out our Newcomers Page, our Facebook group, or e-mail our Chatelaine, who can help you get started!


COVID-19 Response Plan (updated January 2022)

The Canton of Cluain is following the Kingdom of Lochac’s COVID-19 Response Plan. Gathering size will be limited to that set by the local authority, and official events.

For attendees at SCA Lochac events, the following expectations have been temporarily added to the Code of Conduct (both SCA Ltd and SCANZ) to ensure a safe experience for all participants:

  • participants attending in person SCA sponsored events or activities (Australia -over the age of 12 years, New Zealand – over the age of 12 years and 3 months) must be vaccinated against COVID-19, or have an exemption to vaccination. Vaccination must have occurred at least 14 days prior to the event or activity
  • people may not attend in person events if they are currently unwell, or have experienced COVID like symptoms within the past 72 hours
  • if you believe you may have been exposed to COVID in any setting, including having been in an identified exposure site, you are asked to take all reasonable precautions in according with guidance from local health authorities
  • attendees must not vilify any person for wearing a face covering, and
  • appropriate physical distancing must be maintained in accordance with local jurisdictional requirements.
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