All Blog Posts Tagged 'Clontarf' (5)

Dublin's Clontarf Castle

To lovers of history, Ireland is a land of castles and battlefields, and there are many of both in the Emerald Isle, given its contentious past. The Clontarf Castle Hotel brings the history-minded both, given…

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Added by Michael Quane on November 17, 2014 at 8:30pm — 1 Comment

Picturing Ireland's First High King

If your mind is anything like mine, you have wondered and imagined what important historical figures may have looked like in the flesh. Before the photograph came into play -- and even centuries before its forerunner, the Daguerrotype, came on the scene -- men and women of high status and important positions were posed for portraits by the best painters of their own days.…

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Added by Ryan O'Rourke on April 23, 2014 at 10:00am — 4 Comments

Brian Boru Country: Footprints of History

Brian Boru Country. Co. Clare

One thousand years ago tomorrow, on April 23rd 1014,…

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Added by clarevirtually.ie on April 22, 2014 at 12:00pm — 3 Comments

Brian Boru and the Battle of Clontarf

While the rest of Europe plunged into darkness with the fall of the Roman Empire, the light of learning and western civilization was kept flickering in Ireland, preserved in the monasteries…

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Added by Neil F. Cosgrove on April 11, 2014 at 8:30pm — 3 Comments

How the Battle of Clontarf Unfolded

April 23, 2014 will mark the 1,000th anniversary of the Battle of Clontarf. The battle was fought between the forces of Brian Boru and the forces led by the King of Leinster, Máel Mórda mac Murchada: composed mainly of his own men, Viking mercenaries from Dublin and the…

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Added by Ryan O'Rourke on April 10, 2014 at 4:30am — 2 Comments

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