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The Annual Rose Festival takes place on July 18th-19 July in St. Anne’s Park.

Celebrations for the Battle of Clontarf 1014-2014 will take place on Saturday and Sunday 19th and 20th of April 2014 in St. Anne’s Park at 10am to 8pm on both days.

Video from Day 1 of the event showing a reenactment of the Battle
(via Dublin City Council)

Please note that entrance to the Park will be closed on Mount Prospect Avenue. Other events will take place on the Clontarf Seafront Promenade. There will be no Dart Services from Connolly Station to Howth which includes Clontarf on this Sunday the 20th of April 2014.

To those who intend to attend this Event it is expected that over 50000 will be in attendance. Traffic on Sybil hill will be a Nightmare therefore consider walking. There are other entrances to the Park on the Clontarf Road and Watermill Road.

The High King of Ireland was Killed in the Battle fighting the Vikings!

Children will enjoy a range of exciting activities including a giant loom with visitors invited to participate in the ancient art of weaving to create a giant tapestry. Families will be invited to make their mark by creating their own Viking or Gaelic flag for an installation in the park. Award winning artist Breda Marron will invite children to help her create a labyrinth from Irish willow. Visual artist Ger Clancy will show children how to prepare for battle by making a sword and shield and Niamh Lawlor of Pucca Puppets will host an interactive storytelling session for young children with face painting and a Brian Boru treasure hunt also taking place.

Launch of the official Battle of Clontarf Memorial Medallion

Thursday, 30th January @ 20:00
Knights Bar, Clontarf Castle

Venue / Location

Knights Bar, Clontarf Castle


Dennis McIntyre has commissioned a special memorial medallion to mark the Millennium of the Battle of Clontarf. This medallion will be launched in Clontarf Castle on the 30th January. All are welcome to attend.

Further Information

The official memorial medallion was specially struck and minted to commemorate the millennium of the epic Easter 1014 Battle of Clontarf where the forces of the Irish High King Brian Boru defeated the viking invaders.The landmark event was a watershed in Irish history.If this Easter 1014 battle had not happened would Easter 1916 have taken place?

The medallion is of zinc alloy casting with an antique gold finish.It is a real gem, a true memento,authentic, special, different and a collectors item.The medallion makes a wonderfully beautiful and appropriate gift, present or presentation to be kept and treasured.

It is suitable for all family occasions:Weddings, Christenings, First communions, confirmations, Birthdays, Graduations, Endearment, Eternity, Thank You, Anniversaries,etc It is the ideal gift to send to someone abroad, especially those who can not make it to Clontarf for this year’s special millennium commemoration. The medallion is an ideal presentation for a myriad of community events/occasions and already has been presented to various dignitaries by the Clontarf 2014 Committee including Cllr Oisin Quinn, Lord Mayor of Dublin; Minister Jimmy Deenihan, Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht; Alan Clarke, Chief Executive of the Northern Irish Tourist Board; Shane O’Neill, North South Ministerial Council and Colm Shannon, North South Ministerial Council. For executive sports the medallion is the sports winning prize to beat all prizes for individuals and teams across the whole sporting spectrum-football, athletics, golf, tennis, badminton, squash, cycling, bowling, sailing etc.

The medallion retails at €20 euro, $20 or £20 with P&P an extra 5. There is a 10% reduction for orders of 6 or more.

Contact Dennis McIntyre 086-2364829 or [email protected]


Battle of Clontarf Commorative Stamps

To mark the 1000th anniversary of the Battle of Clontarf the Isle of Man Post Office is issuing a set of 6 commemorative stamps designed by BBC Time Team illustrator Victor Ambrus as part of its Island of Culture Celebrations. More information is available here: http://www.iompost.com/stamps-coins/collection/island-of-culture-2014/island-of-culture-sets-and-sheets/


From Village to Suburb:
the Building of Clontarf since 1760.

Claire Gogarty’s new book, From Village to Suburb: the Building of Clontarf since 1760, will be launched by Joe Duffy in Clontarf Castle on Thursday October 10th.

Lots of extra facts and information, which couldn’t fit in what is surely an already comprehensive book, can be found at Claire’s website www.clontarfbuildinghistory.com

You can also buy a copy of the book, for a special pre-publication price of €30, from the website. At and after the launch, it will be selling for €35.



Welcome kitesurfers and spectators to our annual Dublin Kitesurfing and SUPing Competition. The Battle for the Bay 7th Edition is about to return on Sat 25-Sun26th May 2013. All ages are welcome – free entry for young and old!

The concept of the Battle is very simple: Fun, Wind, Water…and Fun!!! The best riders in the country and from around the globe will come and compete in one of the best kitesurfing spots in the world: Dollymount Beach! Home to our Puremagic gang.

This will be the 1st league of the IKSA (Irish Kitesurfing Association) Tour. The SUP event also counts for the 2013 ISA Tour. After a long winter of hard training and this year we are very excited to welcome the EUROPEAN KITEBOARDER CROSSING TOUR! Join us for a very unique weekend at the beach!

Everyone is welcomed, young and old, to join this amazing celebration of Irish Kitesurfing, SUPing and Dublin style beach fun. You can expect loads of surprises during the bumper packed weekend!

What You Can Expect:

-Boadercross will be the highlight of this 2013 Battle. A fun race with lots of color!

-Paddle Boarding Competition

-Kids Kite Competition

– Demonstrations on the beach

– Freestyle shows

– Kite introductions for the newcomers

– Live Music

-Food Village & BBQ

-Kids Zone


And don’t miss the Magic Carpet Wave event…Yes wave event, get ready for the real magic!!

Are you ready to handle it?

Puremagic will celebrate their 7th Anniversary will make sure it is an unforgettable experience for everyone!

See you on the beach! And start praying for the wind and the sun!!!

Puremagic and IKSA Event Department.