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.
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.