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.

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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]

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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 ...

Another "official" portrait of the big day: Brian Boru Blesses the Troops by James Ward.

Another "official" portrait of the big day: Brian Boru Blesses the Troops by James Ward.

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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.

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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.

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Brian Boru, Irish: Brian Bóroimhe  (about 941–23 to 1014). Believed to be a redhead, he was the last great High King of Ireland and perhaps one of the country's greatest military leaders, credited with unifying the regional leaders of Ireland and free the land from the 'Danish' (Vikings). His 2nd, and famous, marriage was to Gormflaith, rumored to be a vivid redhead.

Brian Boru, Irish: Brian Bóroimhe (about 941–23 to 1014). Believed to be a redhead, he was the last great High King of Ireland and perhaps one of the country's greatest military leaders, credited with unifying the regional leaders of Ireland and free the land from the 'Danish' (Vikings). His 2nd, and famous, marriage was to Gormflaith, rumored to be a vivid redhead.

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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

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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.

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