The Battle of Clontarf took place in 1014 and is one of the most significant battles in Irish history. It is often celebrated as a great Irish victory as the native forces finally saw off a powerful foreign invader – the Vikings.
The Holy Wells of Ireland - About 60 years ago, a survey claimed there were as many as 3,000 holy wells in Ireland - more than in any other country in the world. Where once a pagan sacrifice may have taken place, today a bride might look into the waters for good luck - or a cripple might bathe in them, hoping for a cure. The Holy Wells of Ireland - Bridget Haggerty