Two men dressed in full medieval armour paid a surprise visit to the Museum on Tuesday 24th March. Brendan Halpin and Jack Pinson are members of Medieval Armoured Combat Ireland, which promotes full contact sport in medieval armour. They are part of a team of five representing Ireland in the World Championships to be held in Malbork, in Poland between the 29th April and 2nd May this year. On Monday 23rd March they set out from Waterville with the intention of hitchhiking their way along the west coast of Ireland to Galway, dressed as two fully-armoured medieval knights to raise awareness of their participation in the World Championships. They arrived unexpectedly and surprised some of the school groups on the Museum’s Easter trail – the kids were of course madly enthusiastic when they saw them and bombarded with them with questions. Brendan and Jack spent the morning with the groups, answering questions and demonstrating their skills in medieval combat. Good luck to the two boys in the World Championships and be sure to stop if you see them on the road in the next few days – you can’t miss them!