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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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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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