It has been almost two years since I last posted about the summer Olympics and the story of an O'Brien Olympian. I had background trouble with this post and I was reluctant to do another. Yet the celebration of the death of my progenitor and who's the subject of this blogspot is nearly here. Odd to be celebration the death of somebody, but Brian is considered the only Irish King whoever united the various provincial kingdoms and clans of Ireland under one king, even though it lasted just over two years past a decade. This celebration will come the 23 April 2014, will mark a thousand years since the battle of Clontarf outside of Norse Dublin, and the death of King Brian. In just six weeks begins the festival. To learn more about this unique festival click here http://www.brianborumillennium.ie/ .
This festival year is unique in that many artist of all the genres are creating music, songs, and art concerning King Brian. Such events as:
- Kincora Call (okay not traditional but creative), http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Q7RkAkh1nY
- Killaloe events, http://www.brianboru2014.com/Events.html .
- Irish Tourism board, http://www.irishtourism.com/brianboru .
As for myself I can't attend this wonderful event and historical moment, but I can post about it here and I shall be there (Emerald Isle) in spirit.
Garaidh O Briain
Paintings by Warren Faye