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Thursday, April 23, 2009

1014 :: Brian Boru dies at Battle of Clontarf

On or about this date in our family history . . . the 23rd day of April . . . in the year 1014 . . . the aging Irish King, Brian Boru, is attacked and killed on Good Friday while alone in his tent following the Battle of Clontarf near the present Dublin, Ireland . . . this King of Ireland is currently believed to be a 28th great-grandpa of our Josephine (1842-1899) . . . who is a 2nd great-grandma to the Keeper of this family history blog . . . 

The Charm of Ireland
By Burton Egbert Stevenson:

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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

My grandmother and family lived in Clontarf and I spent a great deal of time there - though not quite as long ago as 1842. My grandmother must have been born around 1897 I think. I don't have the details with me.

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