Brian Boru's memory lives on in modern popular culture with references to the king and his fateful battle at Clontarf still recalled and remembered in the twenty-first century.
In song, games and stories, the legend of Brian Boru and the battle of Clontarf lives on a millenium after his death telling his stories anew to a fresh audience looking for heroes to celebrate.
Mael Morda, a Heavy Metal Band, Sings 'Cluain Tarbh'
But recalling Brian is not confined to one genre ...
Irish Band The Chieftains Sing the Traditional Air 'Brian Boru's March'
There is Even a Video Game involving Brian Boru and the Battle of Clontarf
And, in a Different Game, Brian Boru Shares his Name with a Successful Irish Race Horse
Mick Kinane and Powerscourt (R) overtaking Jamie Spencer and Brian Boru (L) to win
The Daily Telegraph Great Voltigeur Stakes Race run at York Racecourse on August 19, 2003 in York.
Brian Boru has also Appeared as the Hero of Various Graphic Novels
Watch this Space: Brian Boru and Hollywood
Brian will soon light up the silver screen when filming on a new Brian Boru biopic. Celebrating 'bravery and the human spirit', the blockbuster will be filmed in Ireland and is scheduled to begin shooting shortly. The movie will be based on the graphic novel (see images below) and the writer, producer and director, Mark Mahon is, apropriately enough, a proud Munsterman like Brian.