Ryan, John





Bibliography

Ryan, John, “Brian Boruma, king of Ireland”, in: Rynne, Etienne [ed.], North Munster studies: essays in commemoration of Monsignor Michael Moloney, Limerick: Thomond Archaeological Society, 1967. 355–374.

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“Brian Boruma, king of Ireland”
Pages
355–374
Year
1967
Subjects and topics
History, society and culture
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Brian BoruBrían Bóruma (Brian Boru)
(c. 941–23 April 1014)
Brían Bóruma, Brian Bóruma
High-king of Ireland from the Dál Cais, son of Cennétig mac Lorcáin (d. 951); typically known for breaking the hegemony of the Uí Néill in Ireland; died at the battle of Clontarf (1014). He is the celebrated hero of Cogad Gáedel re Gallaib, a twelfth-century propagandistic narrative text that has helped to enhance his reputation.
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