Brian Boru & The Vikings

The Viking Invasion We all know Brian Boru drove back the Viking invasion in 1014, right? RIGHT? Well done to those who shook their heads. This is a pseudo-history brought forward by Brian Boru’s grandson to boost his family’s name and prestige. The truth is that Vikings were here long before Brian was even born. Vikings first landed in Ireland somewhere around the year 794 when they started their raids…

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Ringforts In Ireland

  The above is a ringfort. There are two types of ringforts in Ireland, those made from stone and those made from earth. There are over 45,000 of them spread across the country and they do not all look like this. This example is in immaculate condition. In fact, for the vast, vast majority, you could have walked through it without ever realising it was there. It’s said that you can’t go…

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