Tag: Battle of Clontarf

Mapping the Battle of Clontarf–Guest Post from Dublinia Curator Sheila Dooley

Note: Thanks to Sheila Dooley, Curator and Education Officer at Dublinia, who wrote this post. Sheila is an archaeologist by background, and in her role as curator at Dublinia is in charge of creating authentic and compelling exhibits about Dublin’s Medieval and Viking history. We asked Sheila to send us a quick “blurb” about the recent […]

The 1000 Year Anniversary of the Battle of Clontarf at Dublinia

Legend has it that on Good Friday, 1014 the High King of Ireland, Brian Boru, fought an epic battle on the outskirts of Dublin, defeating the rebels and casting the Vikings out of Ireland. Historians now believe there were considerable liberties taken with these facts—not least of which that there were both Viking and Irish […]

History in the making at Dublinia

As the Easter weekend rapidly approaches, so too does a very special anniversary for Dublin. 2014 marks 1000years since the famous Battle of Clontarf and the death of Ireland’s High King, Brian Boru. To celebrate, Dublin and the country at large are preparing various commemorations, re-enactments, lectures, publications and events. Here at Noho, one of […]

The Battle of Clontarf at Dublinia

One thousand years ago, two armies gathered on the outskirts of Dublin in what would become one of the most celebrated events in Medieval Irish history. The Battle of Clontarf would decide the fate of Brian Boru, the High King of Ireland, and involved leaders from across Ireland and around the Viking world. This April, […]