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Working with the O'Brien Clan to create a collection of truly authentic experiences
Following months of planning with the Prince of Thomond, Sir Conor O’Brien, the present Chief of the O’Briens and direct descendent of Brian Boru, along with the O’Brien Clan Board and charitable foundation based in the USA, we have developed an extensive series of self-guided and chauffeured tours of Ireland.
Ronan Gleeson, Managing Director of IrishTourism said “having met with members of the O’Brien Clan board including present Chief of the O’Briens and Prince of Thomond, Sir Conor O’Brien, I am very excited to offer our personalized services to all those who are interested in one of the greatest stories in Irish history. I have personally travelled to many of the relevant locations associated with Brian Boru and the Battle of Clontarf including Killaloe, Cashel, Clontarf and finally Armagh in Northern Ireland where a plaque now marks the resting place of the greatest of Ireland’s High Kings”.
These Battle of Clontarf tours of Ireland are now available for all those who wish to travel to Ireland to trace this fascinating historical journey.
Following extensive research by IrishTourism staff in conjunction with the O’Brien Clan, local historian’s and the government department of the Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, these tours follow the story of Brian Boru while including many of Ireland’s premier visitor attractions.
Some of these attractions include the village of Killaloe in County Clare where Brian Boru was born and rose to power, The Rock of Cashel where he was crowned high king of Ireland to Trinity College Dublin where the famous Boru harp lies, Clontarf in Dublin, site of the most famous battle in Irish history, the Battle of Clontarf and finally to Armagh his final resting place in the historic Cathedral of Armagh.