Irish History From The Annals
The Irish annals are a unique collection of annual records made in the monasteries of Ireland of political, cultural, social, religious, climatic events and disasters that took place in Ireland between sixth and sixteenth centuries.


The Battle of Clontarf
Irish History From The Annals
On Good Friday the 23 April 1014 the High King of Ireland Brian Bóruma defeated the Dublin Vikings and their allies at the battle of Clontarf but was killed in the battle.

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The death and burial of St. Patrick
Irish History From The Annals
The death and burial of St. Patrick.

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Saint's relics
Irish History From The Annals
Saint’s relics were an important part of religious practice in medieval Ireland.

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Fosterage
Irish History From The Annals
A common institution in medieval Ireland was fosterage.

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Mermaids in the Irish Annals
Irish History From The Annals
The Irish annalists also recorded folklore and mythology, like mermaid tales, along with the more usual annual accounts.

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Hostages
Irish History From The Annals
In Medieval Ireland it was customary for an under king to surrender hostages to an over king.

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Silken Thomas
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Following his unsuccessful rebellion against King Henry VIII Silken Thomas, Earl of Kildare, and his five uncles were hanged on the 3rd of February 1537 at Tyburn outside London.

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