April 2014 - Dr. H. Clarke lecture notes download

Clans of Ireland was fortunate to have an eminent historian give a presentation on the events surrounding Brian Boru and the Battle of Clontarf at its AGM on 12 April 2014.   Howard Clarke is professor emeritus of medieval socio-economic history at University College Dublin, and a member of the Royal Irish Academy.
Currently he is preparing, with Ruth Johnson, the Dublin city archaeologist, a collection entitled Before and after the Battle of Clontarf: the Vikings in Ireland and Beyond, to be published by Four Courts Press in late 2014.
Dr. Clarke has kindly agreed to make his talk available on the Clans of Ireland website.  The principal sources referred to in the presentation are the Annals of Ulster (AU) and the Annals of Innisfallen (AI).