I'm off to Dartmouth in the coming intake of September 13th. Living in Northern Ireland, I was optimistic about bringing my car with me, but have just had permission refused. Instead, I'm flying with Ryanair. This poses the problem of how to transport my sword (which has just been handed down by a very kind uncle) to BRNC. I doubt Ryanair will take it as baggage, and even if they did, can I trust them?! Does anyone know if Royal Mail will carry it? Any thoughts/experience/advice is/are very welcome. Cheers!