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Brian Boru and the Hakka

CLARE  County Council has joined forces with three other local authorities to commemorate the  1000th  anniversary of Brian Boru’s death with an All-Ireland initiative.

The Rock of Cashel
The Rock of Cashel
Lord Mayor of Dublin Oisín Quinn joined Minister for Arts, Heritage and Gaeltacht, Jimmy Deenihan at Trinity College Dublin, to announce a programme of festivals and events, which will run throughout the millennium year 2014 at locations associated with the life and death of Brian Boru.
Lord Mayor of Dublin Oisín Quinn joined Minister for Arts, Heritage and Gaeltacht, Jimmy Deenihan at Trinity College Dublin, to announce a programme of festivals and events, which will run throughout the millennium year 2014 at locations associated with the life and death of Brian Boru.

Students from St  Anne’s Community College in Killaloe performed The Kincora Call, a New  Zealand style Haka. with a distinctive Irish and Brian Ború slant at the official national launch.

The audience included Arts Minister for Arts, Jimmy Deenihan, Dublin Lord Mayor Oisín Quinn, Lord Inchiquin, Conor O’Brien,who is a direct descendant of Boru.

Coordinated by Clare County Council, the All- Ireland initiative involves strong co-operation between Clare, Dublin, Tipperary County Council and the Armagh City & District Council.

It features a series of commemorations in the four main locations with connections to the life and High Kingship of Ireland’s best known historical figure; Killaloe, which was the seat of Brian Boru’s Kingship of Ireland from 1001 to 1014 AD, Clontarf where he was killed, Cashel, the location of his crowning as high king and Armagh, the place of his burial.

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