Clontarf (klŏntärfˈ) [key], suburb of Dublin, Co. Dublin, E Republic of Ireland. It was the scene of a decisive defeat (1014) of the Danes by the Irish under Brian Boru, who himself was killed in the fighting. Clontarf Castle was built (1835) on the site of an ancient castle that belonged successively to the Knights Templars and the Knights Hospitalers.
The Columbia Electronic Encyclopedia, 6th ed. Copyright © 2012, Columbia University Press. All rights reserved.
More on Clontarf from Fact Monster:
- Brian Boru - Brian Boru Brian Boru or Brian Boroimhe, 940?–1014, king of Ireland. A clan prince, he ...
- Bram Stoker - Biography of Bram Stoker, The author who wrote Dracula
- Dublin, city, Republic of Ireland: History - History Dublin was a Danish town until 1014, when Brian Boru defeated the Danes at nearby Clontarf. ...
- Ireland - Information on Ireland — geography, history, politics, government, economy, population statistics, culture, religion, languages, largest cities, as well as a map and the national flag.
- Ireland: History - History Ireland to the English Conquest The earliest known people in Ireland belonged to the groups ...