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Hedigans commemorate Battle of Clontarf in Brian Boru pub

The Hedigan family, owners of the Brian Boru on Dublin’s northside for over 110 years, marked the millennium of the Battle of Clontarf to the day with the official opening in the upstairs of the pub of an exhibition of nine unique tapestry etchings depicting Brian Boru and the Battle of Clontarf.
 At the opening of the exhibition in the Brian Boru were (from left): His Excellency Mr Niels Pultz, Danish Ambassador to Ireland; Bodil Pultz; artist Susanne Thea, Michael Hedigan and Bent Malinovsky.  At the opening of the exhibition in the Brian Boru were (from left): His Excellency Mr Niels Pultz, Danish Ambassador to Ireland; Bodil Pultz; artist Susanne Thea, Michael Hedigan and Bent Malinovsky.

The prints were created by renowned Danish artist Susanne Thea and the exhibition was opened by His Excellency Mr Niels Pultz, Danish Ambassador to Ireland.

The etchings, marking the Battle of Clontarf in 1014, are now on display in the new upstairs gallery at the pub and it’s understood that King Brian Boru camped at the very site on which the pub now stands on the night before the battle.

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