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    Lorcan Mac Mathuna Composition

    Lorcan Mac Mathuna Composition

    One of the ways the Battle of Clontarf is being remembered this year is through song.  Singer and composer Lorcán Mac Mathúna has put the stories from both Irish and Icelandic texts to music to bring the battle to life. James Keating spoke to Lorcán about music and myth in Middle Irish. Brian as young warrior king – image from tenth-century Cross of the Scriptures, Clonmacnoise 

    http://www.rte.ie/radio1/the-history-show/programmes/2014/0420/608111-the-history-show-sunday-20-april-2014/?clipid=1531237
    Battle of Clontarf Festival

    Battle of Clontarf Festival

    Evelyn O’Rourke reports on Battle of Clontarf Festival this weekend – she talks to artist Fergal McCarthy who has an installation at the Little Museum of Dublin, mentions events taking place in St Patrick’s Church of Ireland Cathedral in Armagh and she spoke to Moya Brennan and harpist Cormac de Barra about their musical event at The Ark in Dublin entitled ‘1014’     Full details of events at www.brianborumillennium.ie

    http://www.rte.ie/radio1/arena/programmes/2014/0417/609558-arena-thursday-17-april-2014/?clipid=1536871
    Battle of Clontarf

    Battle of Clontarf

    One thousand years ago – in the year 1014 – the largest battle ever fought on this island took place on the north side of Dublin and it became the stuff of school books and a scholarly debate that rages on to this day. Brian Boru lived for more than 70 years – a King of Munster and of Ireland - but it was his victory and subsequent death at the Battle of Clontarf that secured his place in history and legend. Keelin was joined in studio now by two historians with some differing views on the battle, on the ...

    http://www.rte.ie/radio1/today-with-sean-o-rourke/programmes/2014/0319/603192-today-with-sean-o-rourke-wednesday-19-march-2014/?clipid=1513057
    Battle of Clontarf Millennium Commemorations

    Battle of Clontarf Millennium Commemorations

    On the 10th February, 8.15pm, Dr Pat Wallace will speak on the “The Archaeology of Viking Dublin at Wood Quay” in the Clasac Alfie Byrne Road, Clontarf. Dr Wallace is speaking as part of a series of lectures called “Battle of Clontarf - Where it all Ended!” to commemorate the Millennium Anniversary of the Battle of Clontarf. The Battle of Clontarf is one of the best known events in Irish history however much of what is commonly known is myth. Often portrayed as a struggle by the Irish against invading heathens, the Vikings had actually established Dublin and been in ...

    http://www.rte.ie/radio1/the-history-show/programmes/2014/0209/502138-the-history-show-sunday-9-february-2014/?clipid=1409909

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