Battle of Clontarf


After an unsuccessful campaign to Dublin in the previous year, Brian Boru returned with his troops in 1014. He started the 1014 campaign by plundering and burning Fine Gall and Howth. While in Clontarf Brian and his army met their enemy, an army consisting of Leinster men, Hiberno-Norse and other Viking troops. Although Brian's men were victorius, he and his son Murchad were both killed. Read more

Brian son of Ceinnétig son of Lorcán, king of Ireland, and Mael Sechnaill son of Domnall, king of Temair, led an army to Áth Cliath. All the Laigin were assembled to meet him, and the foreigners of Áth Cliath, and a like number of the foreigners of Scandinavia... U1014.2, Annals of Ulster in CELT

An army was led by Brian, son of Ceinneidigh, son of Lorcan, King of Ireland, and by Maelseachlainn, son of Domhnall, King of Teamhair, to Ath-cliath. The foreigners of the west of Europe assembled against Brian and Maelseachlainn; and they took with them ten hundred men with coats of mail. M1013.11, Annals of the Four Masters in CELT

Great warfare between Brian and the foreigners of Áth Cliath, and Brian then brought a great muster of the men of Ireland to Áth Cliath. After that the foreigners of Áth Cliath gave battle to Brian, son of Cennétig, and he was slain, with his son Murchad, royal heir of Ireland, and... AI1014.2, Annals of Inisfallen in CELT

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