Tag Archives: Brian Boru

One Thousand & One Years ago

Ok so according to the Christian calendar today is Good Friday. Good Friday is one of those religious holidays observed primarily by Christians to commemorate the crucifixion of Jesus Christ and his death at Calvary in 33AD. Now I know … Continue reading

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Re-work Wednesday 23

I can’t believe that I am doing this little project for almost six months now. Time sure does fly, Last night I was just going through what images I have used so far, and it is turning into a nice … Continue reading

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Re-work Wednesday 18

  For this week I was wondering what to do, I guess that you could say I hit a creative slump. Then last night I was scanning through some recent shots from the Brian Boru Millennium Festival, when this image caught … Continue reading

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The Battle of Clontarf 1014AD

Good Friday! Not so good for the Vikings… Good Friday is a religious holiday observed primarily by Christians to commemorate the crucifixion of Jesus Christ and his death at Calvary in 33AD. However in Ireland Good Friday is also remembered … Continue reading

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The Púca

Today I will share with you the history of one of the most menacing or beneficial creatures to be found in Irish Mythology. The Pooka or in Gaelic Púca translates to Spirit or Ghost. The Púca is best described a … Continue reading

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Kilgobbin Church

Moving on to yet another interesting church ruin. Just outside Stepaside village in Co. Dublin lies the church of Kilgobbin. These ruins only date back to 1707AD, but was built of the site of an earlier wooden church, probably from … Continue reading

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Clondalkin Round Tower

This is one of the most impressive Round Towers I have encountered to date, similar to the one at St. Brigids Cathedral in Kildare which you can read more about HERE with the exception that this one has its original … Continue reading

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Battle of Clontarf

On this day 999 years ago, Brian Boru, the King of Munster and  one of the biggest badass warriors in Ireland at the time, knocked 50 shades of S##t out of the Vikings of Dublin at Clontarf. The Vikings and … Continue reading

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