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Brian Boru

Brian BoruAKA Brian Boroimhe

Born: 940 AD
Birthplace: Munster, Ireland
Died: 23-Apr-1014
Location of death: Clontarf, County Dublin, Ireland
Cause of death: War
Remains: Buried, St. Patrick's Church of Ireland Cathedral, Armagh, Northern Ireland

Gender: Male
Religion: Roman Catholic
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Royalty

Nationality: Ireland
Executive summary: High King of Ireland, 1002-14

Brian Boru was the most famous monarch Ireland produced. He was also the progenitor of the O'Brian clan whose motto "Lamh Laidir An Uachdar" means "The strong hand uppermost" in Gaelic. The harp on a can of Guinness, long a symbol of Irish unity (the harp not the beer) is called the Brian Boru harp.

Father: Cenn-tig (King ofThomond)
Mother: Bé Binn ingen Murchada
Brother: Mahon (King of Thomond)
Wife: Mór
Son: Murchad (d. 1014, at Battle of Clontarf with his father)
Wife: Echrad
Son: Tadc
Wife: Gormflaith (daughter of Murchad MacFinn, King of Leinster)
Son: Donnchad

    Irish Ancestry

Is the subject of books:
Title, Brian BoruPQXLM King of Ireland, BY: 1983, DETAILS: Roger Chatterton Newman

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