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Brian Boru trail relives 1014 Battle of Clontarf

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ON GUARD: Children at the launch of trail in Clontarf

ON GUARD: Children at the launch of trail in Clontarf

ON GUARD: Children at the launch of trail in Clontarf

DUBLINERS can now walk in the footsteps of legendary warrior Brian Boru.

A total of six information panels have been placed every 0.5km between the Alfie Byrne Road and the Wooden Bridge, Clontarf, detailing the key points of the infamous battle.

This year marks the millennium celebrations of the 1014 event, and the trail was unveiled by Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht Jimmy Deenihan ahead of the Commemoration at Easter.

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"These panels, which are magnificent in their own right, outlining as they do, the story of the Vikings, Brian Boru and of course the Battle of Clontarf, also now form part of the National Brian Boru Trail," Minister Deenihan said.

"It is exciting that this Heritage Trail will create a focal point that currently doesn't exist, for the 'Battle of Clontarf' in Clontarf.

There are plans to extend the trail to other points throughout the country – including Killaloe, Clare, where Brian Boru was born in 941.

CMURPHY@HERALD.IE


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