Ecumenical Service of Commemoration
It has been confirmed by Áras an Uachtaráin that the President of Ireland, Michael D. Higgins, will be attending the Ecumenical Service in the Church of St. John the Baptist, Seafield Road West, Clontarf, on Wednesday 23rd April at 12pm, (the millennium date of the battle itself) to commemorate the 1000th anniversary of the Battle of Clontarf.
The date coincides with the actual anniversary of the infamous battle fought on Good Friday 1014 between the forces of Brian Boru and the forces of the King of Leinster, Mael Morda mac Murchada, supplemented by Viking mercenaries. It ended in a rout of Mael Morda's forces and the death of around 10,000 warriors including Brian.
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