Diarmait ua Dhuinn

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Registered Name: Diarmait ua Dhuinn
Resides: Northkeep
Status: Active
Joined SCA: AS XVIII (1984)
Order of Precedence
Diarmait ua Dhuinn
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Motto: "Veritas officio mortuua" (The Truth is our Duty to the Dead)

Master Diarmait ua Dhuinn, OL

(Pronounced "DJair-(mait) Oh Doo-in")
Previously Known As: Diarmaid O'Dunn, Diarmaid O'Duinn , Diarmait ua Dhuinn, Diarmuit ui Dhuinn, Dermot O'Donn, Marc Carlson

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Diarmaid was born around the Meath/Leinster border, and left home after some fuss at the school he was attending in Dublin. Signing on as a crew member of a merchant vessel sailing to Spain, he has never returned to his homeland. He's spent some time traveling about, mostly making business contacts, and finalizing business deals. His business dealings have earned him sufficient income that he has the time and leisure to pursue his studies. He and his wife Dunstana live in London, in a moderately sized house in the Parish of St. Dunstan's in Eastcheap, within walking distance of the Tower, the River, and the German merchants with whom he does much business. He has invested in a number of businesses around town, including that of one Jeremy Hill, Cordwainer. He and Dunstana have two maids, and no children.


Research, Photography, Religion, Anthropology (Applied/Historical), Historical Recreation, Archaeological Clothing, Leatherworking, Medieval Shoemaking, Woodworking, Knifemaking, Bone carving, Horning, Medieval Martial Arts, etc.

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Witnessing Diarmait's Elevation: Zubeydah

Notes of Zubeydah, from her event review of Weisenfeur Yule, 2004:
Northkeep's own Diarmaid O'Dunn was, in what appeared to be a completely sneaky surprise, elevated to the Order of the Laurel. What touched me about it so much, is the other peers LINING UP to speak for this man. The king asked, 'Is there a member of the Chivalry who will speak for this man?" "I will!" "I will!" "I will!" "I will! And as the more senior, I claim first right to speak!" Sir Owen ap Aeddan said it most eloquently: "This is the man, who for years, has been the example to me of what a Laurel should be." Sir Burke relayed how he had known Diarmuid since high school.... Sir Balvin Thorfinnsson complimented Diarmuid, saying he had 'a warrior's heart and honor.' ... and Sieur Jean-Paul de Sens described how much Diarmuid had contributed to his experience and knowledge, and that of others. Diarmuid was presented with a cloak of Her Excellency, Mistress Stacia's making, and if I heard correctly, a silver laurel medallion made by Master Beorhlic Folcwineson. A wreath of laurel leaves was placed upon his head by his own Lady, Mistress Dunstana Talana the Violet - it was the very same wreath that she had been Laurelled with. (Who had also made his garb: a very smashing ensemble with a black woolen scholar's coat, with intricate raised work on the sleeves. I initially thought that he HAD to have known, because he looked quite dressed for the occasion, but have since been assured that when he does attend court, he is always thus nattily dressed.)

Witnessing Diarmait's Elevation: Anastacia Marie Travarra

The Laurel cloak that was laid on Dairmaid's shoulders by Beorthlic's hand, and by his kind assent my own, was a heart gift made by my hand for Beorthlic's elevation at WYR now 6 years past... The passing of such a piece of historied regalia is a true mark of affection, acceptance, joy and respect. And yes the Lion was overcome with the evenings doings, Diarmuid was the first he stood for, and the words that overflowed his heart could come out his expression, stance and eyes but he could not give them vocalization...He rallied himself for the next three..."

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Librarian of Special Collections and University Archives, McFarlin Library, The University of Tulsa. Personal Website

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