This year marks the 1000th anniversary for Brian Boru and the millenium battle of Clontarf.
Dublin lord Mayor Oisin Quinn and minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gealtacht Jimmy Deenihan have organised events through out the country marking the death of the high king and the battle of Clontarft 1000 years ago.
Events will include a re-enactment of the battle where the medieval king Boru was killed in 1014. This re-enactment which takes place on the 24 of April in St. Anne’s Park on Richmond road, Drumcondra is to be recorded as the largest re-enactment seen in Ireland. A village will also be created and set up in Dublin depicting the state of life 1000 years ago. Re-enactments will be held in areas all over the country such as Armagh, where Boru was laid to rest, In Cashel Tipperary where he was crowned king and in his castle in killaloe Co. Clare.
Organisers Deenihan and Quinn believe that the events which will be carried out over the coming year “will help people renew their interest in Irish history and further Ireland’s links to its heritage”.
The beginning of the year long occasion was marked in trinity college Dublin on Wednesday 22nd January, when students from St. Anne’s Community, College, Killaloe, Co. Clare performed Irish dance similar to that of the New Zealand - Haka called the Kincora call as a tribute to the medieval king.