27/03/2014 : Deenihan launches the Battle of Clontarf Heritage Trail
Deenihan launches the Battle of Clontarf Heritage Trail
Thursday, 27th March 2014: Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, Jimmy Deenihan TD, today officially launched the Battle of Clontarf Heritage Trail. The Heritage Trail will form a key part of the 2014 Commemoration at Easter and will also continue to be an attraction for Clontarf in the future. The trail comprises of six information panels approximately every 0.5km between the Alfie Byrne Road and the Wooden Bridge.
Commending the prior to the launch event, Minister Deenihan said:
“I am delighted to be part of this launch here today. These panels, which are magnificent in their own right, outlining as they do, the story of the Vikings, Brian Ború and of course the Battle of Clontarf, also now form part of the National Brian Ború Trail. It is exciting that this Heritage Trail will create a focal point that currently doesn’t exist, for the ‘Battle of Clontarf’ in Clontarf. I have to praise everyone involved in this programme of events as it has been assembled by community and voluntary organisations working alongside the local authorities.”
The six boards outline the story of The Vikings, Brian Ború and the Battle of Clontarf in word, map and illustration in English & Irish. The Boards also have a section on Local History and a map highlighting items of interest along the way.