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Brian Boru Harp now in Trinity College Dublin, does not in fact date from the time of Brian, but was made in 1220 for Donnchadh Cairbre O'Brien, King of Thomond, it had thirty metal strings. Throughout its history the harp was in the possession of of many people, some of whom were kings.

Brian Boru Harp now in Trinity College Dublin, does not in fact date from the time of Brian, but was made in 1220 for Donnchadh Cairbre O'Brien, King of Thomond, it had thirty metal strings. Throughout its history the harp was in the possession of of many people, some of whom were kings.

Egyptian Princess Scota | Brian Boru was himself descended from the ancient kings of Ulster and ...

Egyptian Princess Scota | Brian Boru was himself descended from the ancient kings of Ulster and ...

Brian Boru was probably the most successful warlord king in Irish history. He is known as the last High King of Ireland and is even credited with seeing off the Vikings who had terrorised the Irish for over 200 years.

Brian Boru was probably the most successful warlord king in Irish history. He is known as the last High King of Ireland and is even credited with seeing off the Vikings who had terrorised the Irish for over 200 years.

Brian Mac Cennétig 'Brian Boru' - The Last Great High King of Ireland [My direct ancestor... BKT]

Brian Mac Cennétig 'Brian Boru' - The Last Great High King of Ireland [My direct ancestor... BKT]

Cartoon Saloon animation studio artists worked for Brian Boru exhibition (Trinity College - Dublin). Illustrators : Tomm Moore (director of The Secret of Kells), Ross Stewart and Alice Dieudonne.

Cartoon Saloon animation studio artists worked for Brian Boru exhibition (Trinity College - Dublin). Illustrators : Tomm Moore (director of The Secret of Kells), Ross Stewart and Alice Dieudonne.

House of Brian Boru: Brian Boru

House of Brian Boru: Brian Boru

Brian Boru, the legendary last great High King of Ireland, located at The Rock of Cashel, also known as Cashel of the Kings and St. Patrick's Rock, is a historic site located at Cashel, County Tipperary, Ireland

Brian Boru, the legendary last great High King of Ireland, located at The Rock of Cashel, also known as Cashel of the Kings and St. Patrick's Rock, is a historic site located at Cashel, County Tipperary, Ireland

House of Brian Boru: Brian Boru

House of Brian Boru: Brian Boru

Piece from Brian Boru exhibition (Trinity College - Dublin). Illustrators: Tomm Moore, Ross Stewart and Alice Dieudonne

Piece from Brian Boru exhibition (Trinity College - Dublin). Illustrators: Tomm Moore, Ross Stewart and Alice Dieudonne

The Book of Armagh declares the High King of Ireland, Brian Boru to be “Imperator Scottorum” or “Emperor of the Irish”. Ireland was named by the Romans “Scotia” and its people Scoti. The invasion of Irish tribes of northern Britain led it to acquiring the name “Scotland” or land of the Irish.

The Book of Armagh declares the High King of Ireland, Brian Boru to be “Imperator Scottorum” or “Emperor of the Irish”. Ireland was named by the Romans “Scotia” and its people Scoti. The invasion of Irish tribes of northern Britain led it to acquiring the name “Scotland” or land of the Irish.

Brian Bóruma mac Cennétig, (c. 941–23 April 1014), (English: Brian Boru) self-appointed High King of Ireland, and progenitor of the O'Brien dynasty.

Brian Bóruma mac Cennétig, (c. 941–23 April 1014), (English: Brian Boru) self-appointed High King of Ireland, and progenitor of the O'Brien dynasty.

Brian Boru - Last High King of Ireland | Celtic Rings Ltd

Brian Boru - Last High King of Ireland | Celtic Rings Ltd

Brian Bóruma mac Cennétig (Brian Boru, High King of Ireland) is presented with the head of a slain viking. Painting by Angus McBride:

Brian Bóruma mac Cennétig (Brian Boru, High King of Ireland) is presented with the head of a slain viking. Painting by Angus McBride: