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Wishing everyone a very Happy May Day - first day of summer in our beautiful Clontarf - bring on the sun.

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Congratulations to 20 year old Caoimhe Ennis from Seacourt, St. Gabriel’s Road, Clontarf who recently won the An Comhdhail World Irish Dance Championships  for the 3rd year in a  row in the INEC Killarney, Co. Kerry.

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Thanks to Nick Carroll who sent us on these great photographs from the Battle of Clontarf Festival Weekend in St. Anne's Park 
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The East Wall Watersports Centre will be hosting an open day on Saturday the 14th where people can come down and try out currach rowing on the day.
Sunday the 15th of June this year will be a great opportunity to experience currach rowing at its most exhilarating and best.

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Brian Boru and The Battle of Clontarf....
https://soundcloud.com/abartaaudioguides/brian-boru-and-clontarf

Here's a link to a brand new short piece we've created that outlines the story of Brian Boru and the Battle of Clontarf. 

It's taken from our forthcoming audioguide to the town of Swords in County Dublin that we produced in conjunction with Fingal County Council.  

The piece was written by Neil Jackman, narrated by actress Eve Macklin and recorded at Bluebird Recording Studios in Castlewarden, hope you enjoy it!

For more information on our guides please see www.abartaaudioguides.com

#brianboru   #battleofclontarf   #irishhistoryandheritage   #irisharchaeology   #clontarf1014   #clontarf2014   #irishhistory   #history   #archaeology   #ireland   #countydublin   #medievalhistory   #medievaldublin   #soundcloud   #clontarf  

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Fascinating discovery....
VIKING LOGBOATS & ARTIFACTS FOUND IN IRISH LAKE
Article reposted from RTÉ News

A number of logboats, including one that is 4,500 years old, have been discovered in Lough Corrib Co Galway.

In what is being described as a "major archaeological discovery", several weapons from the Viking era were also found in the area.

The artefacts were identified following a series of dive surveys by the underwater unit from the National Monuments Service.

They were alerted to the presence of logboats by a marine surveyor, who was mapping the lake.

A total of 12 logboats one dating from 2,500 BC were identified.

It is thought one found near Carrowmoreknock may have been on a raid when it sank with a collection of 11th century weapons on board.

Three battle axes, with fully preserved handles, and two spear heads were located on the boat.

The seats were still intact on the boat when it was found and the holders for oars were also preserved. 

The boat settled into mud when it sank and was covered over the years.

A mixture of organic sediment and lake water assisted in the preservation process.

Karl Brady of the Underwater Archaeology Unit, said the boats had been aged using radio carbon dating, after samples were sent to a laboratory in Queen's University Belfast.

The axes will be at the centre of the National Museum's Battle of Clontarf exhibition, which will be launched by Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht Jimmy Deenihan. 

The logboats are still on the lake floor.

The Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht has warned the public that a licence is required to dive to any of the discovery sites.

Mr Brady said moving the boats would be a delicate operation.

It is hoped that some of them will be lifted and preserved in due course, when resources are available.

Original article (with video) can be found at
rte.ie/news/2014/0409/607781-viking-artefacts-logboats-found-in-co-galway/
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We have had some great images of the Battle of Clontarf Weekend sent in to us by our readers and thought we would share them with you and will be posting more over the coming days! Thanks to Kate E Bielinski and Bev Storey who submitted these lovely photos. It was a great weekend and I am sure everyone had cameras and smart phones at the ready so if you have taken a few nice photos that you think our readers would like to see then please send them into us at festivalphotos@clontarf.ie
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We have had some great images of the Battle of Clontarf Weekend sent in to us by our readers and thought we would share them with you and will be posting more over the coming days! Thanks to Kate E Bielinski and Bev Storey who submitted these lovely photos. It was a great weekend and I am sure everyone had cameras and smart phones at the ready so if you have taken a few nice photos that you think our readers would like to see then please send them into us at festivalphotos@clontarf.ie

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The Battle of Clontarf Festival at St Anne’s Park was a major success with an amazing turnout and a great weekend was had by all. Big thank you to our friends at Ohle Photography for all their great work capturing all this years Battle of Clontarf Millennium Festival in St. Anne’s Park. Check out some of the photos from our OFFICIAL PHOTO GALLERY... http://tinyurl.com/mpcdwm4
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