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Ireland’s War’s: Brian Boru And The Road To Clontarf

When you use the words “High-King of Ireland” one very prominent name always springs to mind first. Brian Boruma mac Cennetig, better known to us as Brian Boru, a true giant of Irish history. This figure, who dominated the life … Continue reading

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Ireland’s Wars: The Second Viking Age

Ireland, 902. The native Irish were in control of Dublin, the former inhabitants were scattered here and there, and the Norse presence in Ireland had been reduced to a few temporary settlements on the south and west coasts. The beginning … Continue reading

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Ireland’s Wars: The First Viking Age

In 795 AD, a long narrow ship with a shallow draft crept up to the small island of Lambay, off present day Dublin. It landed and offloaded its inhabitants, men of the north armed with shield, spear and sword. They … Continue reading

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