The Battle Of Clontarf

Deep End Of The Ford
Deep End Of The Ford

On April 23, the 1000th anniversary of one of the most important dates in Norse-Irish history will pass. On this day in 1014 the largest pitched battle in Irish history to that date occured just outside the walls of Dublin; the Irish stronghold of the Vikings.

How that encounter was depicted went down in history and mythology.

The following is a live recording of ‘Battle of Clontarf’, written especially to commemorate this encounter and performed by Deep End Of The Ford earlier this year in Dublin.

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