Website of the month, February 2014…

The website of the month for February 2014 is BrianBoru2014.com, a website that gives information about Brian Boru (“Emperor of the Irish”) and links to information about the events being held this year to mark 1000 years since his death. There is a nice summary of events taking place, for example, here. It’s amazing that a man from Thomond made such a mark on history that he inspires such events a millennium later.

Killaloe

This photo of Killaloe, where Brian was born, has been one of the images that shows on the homepage of g400.co.uk for a number of years.

I think Brian Boru’s story and Irish mythology in general (for some details of Brian’s life, such as how he died, have descended into legend) is ripe for dramatisation, like recent films and television series such as Thor, Robin Hood and Merlin.