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August 27

1979 Lord Mountbatten, his nephew and a 15-year-old boy killed by an IRA bomb on their boat. That afternoon the IRA killed 18 soldiers at Narrow Water, Co. Down. 1969 […]


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From the Archives

Above: The one-on-one combat on the right (detail left) shows Murchad taking on Jarl Sigurd of Orkney and killing him. Shortly after, Murchad lost his own life, but not before he slew 106 of the enemy. (Isaacs Art Center, Hawaii Preparatory Academy, Kamuela)

Painting a catastrophic victory

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Samuel Watson, ‘Brian Boroimhe at the battle of Clontarf’ (1867). Sylvester O’Halloran’s General history of Ireland (1778) has Brian kill Bródar and two other Vikings who entered his tent before succumbing to the dastardly blow of a fourth. (NLI)

Brian Boru and his afterlife

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The Battle of Clontarf, Good Friday 1014

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Brian Boru and the Battle of Clontarf

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