Battle of Clontarf
The Battle of Clontarf claimed the lives of over 10,000 people including perhaps the greatest High king of Ireland, Brian Boru. The battle took place on April 23rd 1014 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 Orkney Islands led by his cousin Sigtrygg as well as the one rebellious king from the province of Ulster.
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History of the Battle
The Battle of Clontarf took place at the break of dawn in Clontarf outside Dublin on Good Friday, 23 April 1014. It is one of the most famous events and was the greatest battle in early Irish History.
Clans of Ireland
Irish clans are traditional kinship groups sharing a common surname and heritage and existing in a lineage-based society prior to the 17th century and followed Brehon Law.
Brian Boru was born Brian Boruma mac Cennétig in Killaloe, County Clare. Boru was the last to unite all of Ireland, since his death, no one person has unified the populations in all four provinces.
Tours & Attractions
Following months of planning we have developed an extensive set of self-guided and chauffeured tours which will help you discover the locations associated with the Battle of Clontarf.