… the Irish have in some respects thought of 1014 as the medieval equivalent of 1916: if the bloody execution of the leaders of the Easter Rising represented lives sacrificed in the cause of Ireland, so the Battle of Clontarf, taking place on Good Friday, had associations with Christian martyrdom, in the form of King Brian’s death in his hour of victory over the heathen Norse."

Seán Duffy ‘Brian Boru at the Battle of Clontarf: a medieval version of 1916?’ the Irish Times Saturday, 25th January, 2014.

While the majority of this website focuses on the historical Brian Boru, this section showcases a variety of ways in which the legend of Brian and the Battle of Clontarf have been celebrated and retold in the thousand years since his death.