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  1. Battle of Clontarf a battle fought in 1014, near Dublin, in the Republic of Ireland, in which the Danes were defeated by the Irish but the Irish king, Brian Boru, was killed
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Historical Examples

  • After Clontarf Woden seems to have been looked upon as beaten.

    Ireland under the Tudors, Volume I (of II)

    Richard Bagwell

  • His reverence the Abbot of Clontarf knoweth well what to do with a pole-ax.

    Ned, the son of Webb

    William O. Stoddard

  • The victory of Clontarf was celebrated by a renascence of learning.

    Irish Nationality

    Alice Stopford Green

  • Norman barons were among the enemy at the battle of Clontarf in 1014.

    Irish Nationality

    Alice Stopford Green

  • It was in 1014 that the final great battle of Clontarf was fought.

    The Charm of Ireland

    Burton Egbert Stevenson