In the 10th century, Brian Ború – one of the most influential and colourful characters in Irish history – was born in Killaloe, Co. Clare. A member of a powerful Dalcassian tribe he went on to become High King of Ireland and ruled from his palace at Kincora in Killaloe. He died in 1014 after an emphatic victory over the Vikings in the Battle of Clontarf. His descendants became the mighty O’Brien clan – one of the greatest Gaelic clans whose influence extends to this day.

map.jpg You can trace the footsteps of Brian Ború and his descendants throughout County Clare using this map. This map shows a selection of the important sites and buildings associated with Ború and the O’Briens.
Click here for a fantastic listing of festivals and events taking place throughout County Clare this year .