Public Consultation On Draft Holy Island Development Plan

Tourism and community representatives are being invited to a public consultation event being held in relation to the Draft Visitor Management and Sustainable Tourism Development Plan for Holy Island (Inis Cealtra) on Lough Derg.   Clare County Council will facilitate the event, the third such consultation to take place on the proposed plan, atMountshannon Community […]

The Assassination of Brian Boru at The Source Thurles Friday 8th May

Brian Boru was assassinated in the battle of Clontarf 1014 – This plays tells a very personal tale about a brotherly bond but it also captures a seminal event in Irish history. It’s a story of brotherhood, blood, ravens on the battle field and the death of a great king. Two brothers of conflicting ideals […]

Ború tourism delegation to undertake US promotion

An all-island tourism delegation from the four main locations with connections to the only undisputed High King of Ireland, Brian Ború will embark on a promotional drive in the United States later next week.   Coinciding with the millennial anniversary of Ború’s death at the Battle of Clontarf in 1014, National Brian Ború Programme representatives […]

Tourists invited to walk in Brian Ború’s footsteps

Historic sites relating to the life and times of Brian Ború are promoted in a newly developed tourist trail marking the 1000th anniversary of the death of the last High King of Ireland.   The National Brian Ború Trail was launched this afternoon by Jimmy Deenihan, T.D., Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, at St. […]

King Brian Ború crowning re-enactment in Cashel, Free Family Event on Sun 27th of April

To commemorate the millennium of the High King of Cashel the To Crown A King Pageant will take place in Cashel at 2pm on Sunday, April 27th. The free family event will re-enact the crowning of Brian Ború the High King of Munster at the very spot where he rose to power. A procession will […]

Home of Brian Ború prepares for Millennium Weekend

Brian Ború’s birthplace and the seat of his High Kingship of Ireland from 1001-1014AD will this weekend host a programme of events marking the 1000th year anniversary of his death.   Visitors to the twin towns of Killaloe and Ballina are being invited to step back in time and experience a glimpse of life in medieval […]

Brian Ború brought to life by ‘string’ of puppet shows

As part of the Killaloe/Ballina 2014 programme of events celebrating the 1000thanniversary of the death of Brian Ború, Clare Arts Office has commissioned a puppet show on the life of the Last High King of Ireland which will be performed at libraries throughout the County during March.   Honest Arts Production Company, founded by show […]

New tourist guide marks the 1000th anniversary of the death of Brian Boru

Historical sites in County Clare relating to the life and times of Brian Ború are promoted in a newly developed guide marking the 1000th anniversary of the death of the Last High King of Ireland.   In the 10th century, Brian Ború – one of the most influential and colourful characters in Irish history – was […]