The Battle of Clontarf

One of the bloodiest and most decisive battles in Irish history took place a thousand years ago this month.

'Battle of Clontarf' by Hugh Frazer, 1826. This painting has returned to Ireland in time for Clontarf 2014. Kildare Partners, DublinClontarf is now an affluent suburb north of Dublin, but a thousand years ago it was the setting for an unprecedented event in Ireland’s history. Good Friday 1014 saw the Battle of Clontarf, an all-day affair of infernal carnage, where longstanding animosities climaxed in a spectacular deluge of bloodshed.

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