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Battle of Clontarf (1014 AD)

At Clontarf, a small fishing village near Dublin, the Irish High King Brian Boru of Dal Cais, with the Irish of Munster, U'Neil and loyal Ostmen fought against the rebellious King Mael Morda of Leinster and his allies King Sygtrygg of the Dublin Vikings and his Scandinavian kinsmen from the Orkneys and Man. It was an extraordinarily bloody battle, fought to settle old feuds and resulting in the deaths of most of the key protagonists. Great feats of arms and supernatural events are associated with the battle. To historians, however, it is best remembered as the beginning of the end for Viking expansion in Ireland.

The following scenarios offer slightly different treatments of the battle:

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Last Update: March 17, 2000

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