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Thread: Cath Cluain Tarbh/Battle of Clontarf 1014 AD

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    Default Cath Cluain Tarbh/Battle of Clontarf 1014 AD

    Cath Cluain Tarbh/Battle of Clontarf is now being discussed on Newstalk 106 now.

    Quite interesting so far.

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    Very interesting.

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    Anything new?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Riadach
    Anything new?
    Only for me cause I didn't know the story.

    ie It wasn't an Irish v The Vikings battle

    It was an Irish & Vikings v Irish & Vikings battle.

    Also didn't know that Boru was/is considered to be Ireland's greatest ever king.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Riadach
    Anything new?
    Not really but I'm glad it was pointed out by one contributor at least that the military and political significance of the battle was that it stopped in its tracks any Viking attempt to achieve the conquest of Ireland re what the Danes were up to in England in 1013 and after.

    Morgan Llewellyn is certainly an entertaining character!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Riadach
    Anything new?
    Not really but I'm glad it was pointed out by one contributor at least that the military and political significance of the battle was that it stopped in its tracks any Viking attempt to achieve the conquest of Ireland re what the Danes were up to in England in 1013 and after.

    Morgan Llewellyn is certainly an entertaining character!

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    Boru's side won right? But he died? Like Collins?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Riadach
    Anything new?
    no,same score as last time,
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    Quote Originally Posted by Riadach
    Anything new?
    no,same score as last time,
    though one imagines if the Irish had not destroyed the power of the Danes/Norse in 1014, the battles in 1066 for kingship of england may have been different, the Battle of Stanford Bridge I reckon would have gone to the Danes, and perhaps the Normans would have faired differently,
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    Its a real tragedy that Brian along with his eldest son died in the battle.

    If he had lived his prestige would never have been higher and its possible that he might have achieved the one thing that was missing from the Irish Nation at that time - political unity.

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