Becoming a Knight

Don Quixote and Sancho Panza, at the Plaza de España in Madrid.
Don Quixote and Sancho Panza, at the Plaza de España in Madrid.

New course now enrolling for Summer 2019 in Mallow. “Thou hast seen nothing yet.”

From €950.00* / free for the afflicted, the enchained and the oppressed.

This course will equip learner with the knowledge, skills & competences to become a trained knight-errant (caballero andante) – rekindling chivalry, duty, service to country, and to knightly values. Learn horse-riding, make-your-own-armour, jousting, random fighting, and windmill appreciation.

“For neither good nor evil can last for ever; and so it follows that as evil has lasted a long time, good must now be close at hand.”

Tutor Profile:

Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra is a pre-eminent expert on chivalry and knightly-goings-on. Cervantes is the author of the established core textbook in the field, essential reading for all course participants: El Ingenioso Hidalgo Don Quijote de la Mancha, Miguel Cervantes. “There is no book so bad … that it does not have something good in it.” English translations are available.

Mallow Classes

New course now enrolling for Summer 2019 in Mallow. Enrol online today.

Location: at Mallow College of Further Education.
Nights: Monday
Times: 18:30 to 21:30
Duration: 10 Weeks
Starting: Monday, 29 April 2019

Cost: €965.00, *€950.00 with online discount, free for the afflicted, the enchained and the oppressed. Costs of armour, steed, and adventures not included.

Information Night:
Information Night, Monday April 8, 18:00 to 21:00 at at Mallow College of Further Education. Check your options and enrol on the night. Add Facebook Event reminder.

Entry Requirements

  • Learners aged 18 and over.

“Wit and humor do not reside in slow minds.”

“… he who’s down one day can be up the next, unless he really wants to stay in bed, that is…”

Truth, bravery, honour, and spirit of adventure.

“Until death it is all life.”


Service to your country, upholding knightly values, and practice of chivalry are all honour enough.

“It’s up to brave hearts, sir, to be patient when things are going badly, as well as being happy when they’re going well … For I’ve heard that what they call fortune is a flighty woman who drinks too much, and, what’s more, she’s blind, so she can’t see what she’s doing, and she doesn’t know who she’s knocking over or who she’s raising up.”

Learning Outcomes

“When life itself seems lunatic, who knows where madness lies? Perhaps to be too practical is madness. To surrender dreams — this may be madness. Too much sanity may be madness — and maddest of all: to see life as it is, and not as it should be!”

You may or may not learn: not to pick a fight over something that has nothing to do with you; where is this adventure leading us; sometimes a windmill is just a windmill; the man on the donkey may not always be telling the truth. Or you may carry on regardless, making stuff up.

“It is not the responsibility of knights errant to discover whether the afflicted, the enchained and the oppressed whom they encounter on the road are reduced to these circumstances and suffer this distress for their vices, or for their virtues: the knight’s sole responsibility is to succour them as people in need, having eyes only for their sufferings, not for their misdeeds.”

“Finally, from so little sleeping and so much reading, his brain dried up and he went completely out of his mind.”

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