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Armagh in County Armagh, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom — Northwestern Europe (the British Isles)
 

Brian Boroimhe (Brian Boru)

c. 941-1014

 
 
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1. Brian Boroimhe (Brian Boru) Marker
Inscription.  
Brian Boru was born in County Clare during a time when Ireland was divided into kingdoms, ruled over by one High King or "Ard Rí". Brian Boru claimed the high kingship in 1001.

When the northern kingdoms resisted his claim he travelled to Armagh in 1005 to assert his authority. He camped at Emain Macha (nearby Navan Fort), Ulster's ancient capital and, according to tradition, left 20 pieces of gold on St Patrick's altar.
In 1014, Boru defended his kingship against an army of Vikings and rebellious Leinstermen at the Battle of Clontarf, near Dublin. Although he won the war, Boru himself was murdered, reputedly as he prayed in a tent by the battlefield. His body was brought to the church at Armagh with great ceremony and he was buried in a stone coffin on this site. He le remembered as the last great High King of Ireland.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial SitesChurches & ReligionNotable EventsWars, Non-US. A significant historical year for this entry is 1001 CE.
 
Location. 54° 20.876′ N, 6° 39.371′ 
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W. Marker is in Armagh, Northern Ireland, in County Armagh. Marker can be reached from Vicars Hill close to Castle Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Armagh, Northern Ireland BT61 7DY, United Kingdom. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 16 kilometers of this marker, measured as the crow flies. St. Patrick's Cathedral Crypt (within shouting distance of this marker); St. Patrick's Cathedral (within shouting distance of this marker); John Nichol (about 210 meters away, measured in a direct line); R.J. Patterson (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); South African Campaign Memorial (approx. 0.4 kilometers away); World Wars Memorial (approx. 11.3 kilometers away); Logboats (approx. 15.8 kilometers away); Trackways (approx. 16 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Armagh.
 
More about this marker. Located on the north side of St. Patrick's Cathedral
 
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Photographed By GavinScrambler
2. Brian Boroimhe (Brian Boru) Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 22, 2022. It was originally submitted on November 22, 2022, by Cajun Scrambler of Assumption, Louisiana. This page has been viewed 134 times since then and 25 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 22, 2022, by Cajun Scrambler of Assumption, Louisiana.
 
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Apr. 23, 2024