Metalsmiths' Symposium VI
October 19-21, Shire of Abhainn Ciach Ghlais
( Camp Karoondinha Glen Iron, PA, 17845; no street address)

The Shire of Abhainn Ciach Ghlais is proud to sponsor an intensive symposium entirely devoted to smith work, glass, enameling, casting, forge work, bang-on-it-until-it-looks-like-it-should-look work. This event has been held in the East Kingdom in past years, and we are grateful that the organizers have graciously allowed us to host it this year.

Your autocrat this year is Maitre Gilles de Beauchamps (David Brooks;; 570 584-2306, 507 East Academy Street, Hughesville, PA 17737.)

Our site is Camp Karoondinha in Glen Iron, PA. Please note that this is a DRY SITE and no alcoholic beverages will be tolerated on site. Lodging is available in cabins with bunk beds. You will need to bring your bedding. We are planning a Middle Eastern feast cooked by Lady Aibell ingen Dairmata, please contact her at or at 570 713-7653 with dietary concerns.

Fees for the event are as follows: on board $25.00. Non-member adults will also be charged the $3.00 non member surcharge. On board includes site fee, breakfast Saturday and Sunday, as well as lodging. A one day site fee is $10 and includes lunch for Saturday. Make checks payable to SCA, Inc. Shire of Abhainn Ciach Ghlais. Our reservations clerk is Lady Aine Ingen ui Aeongus (Joanne Miller,, 570 998-2076; 27 Veteran's Lane, Trout Run, PA 17771. The site will open at 6pm October 19 and close at 12pm October 21.

For a list of classes, sign up in advance, or to offer to teach a class, please visit the link at
or contact Lord Gilchrist MacNaughton at Additional information about the event and the East Kingdom Metalsmith Guild is available at


We are holding a silent auction to benefit the Metalsmith's guild. Please bring any unwanted tools or materials as a donation.

We also welcome anyone who wishes to bring a project, either completed or a work in progress, along with descriptions and documentation for an A&S display during the day on Saturday. Be prepared to field comments and questions about your work from the attendees.

Stay tuned for further announcements concerning a guest speaker! Details soon to follow.

The cut off date for reservations is October 5. If you wish to be onboard for feast please reserve your place by that date. You may still send in reservations after that date, but cutoff for feast is October 5. The only good reservation is a paid reservation.

From the East and North: Find your best route, Route 15 South to Lewisburg. Proceed to and turn onto Route 45 West. Proceed west on Route 45 West, passing through the towns of Mifflinburg and Hartleton (beware of speed traps!).

** At the intersection of Route 235 South, turn left. (SCA signs will be posted from this point.) From this turn, follow signs for 235 South for approximately 3 miles through Laurelton (last chance for food, gas, and ATM) and Glen Iron. The road makes several 90-degree turns; just before the last one, you will pass the West End Fire Company on your left. Turn right onto Creek Road at the 4-way intersection past this last 90-degree turn. Penn's Creek should be on your left. Stay on this road for approximately three miles; you will pass a large 3 story stone house with three arches, on your right, at this point you are about one mile from the Camp. After you pass Penn's Creek Campground on your right, turn right at the sign for Thomas Dam Road/Boy Scout Camp. Camp Karoondinha is on the left, up the hill. Troll will be located at the Dining Hall; look for the Troll sign.

From the South: Find best route to 15 North. In Lewisburg, turn left at the second light onto Route 45 West. Follow from ** above.

From the West: Find your best route to Route 45 East. Follow Route 45 East through the Hairy Johns State Forest. Just past the Laurelton State School (there will be many large stone buildings and well kept ground on the left), turn right onto Route 235 South. Follow from ** above.