Clontarf Viking Festival -The Gathering of the Vikings 2013

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Spearhead yourself to Clontarf this weekend for what promises to be an action-packed celebration of the gathering of the Vikings.

Clontarf Business Association in association with Dublin City Council invites you to join in the festival on Friday evening and all day Saturday.  A variety of local groups and bands will take centre stage all day Saturday for what promises to be a family fun day.  Highlights of the line up will feature U2 tribute band ‘Rattle and Hum’ which will close the festival on Saturday evening.  Local Restaurants will showcase their food by providing a variety of food stalls whilst the ‘Kiddies Zone’ will prove a hub of activity for the little ones.

Speaking of the festival, Lord Mayor, Naoise Ó Muirí said “Clontarf is the perfect place to host a gathering of Vikings.   The infamous Battle of Clontarf dating back to 1014 tells the tale of Brian Boru and the ferocious battle and ultimate victory against the Vikings.  I am delighted to attend and celebrate such an appropriate event with the people of Clontarf and its visitors and invite you all to join with us”.

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Dublin City Council Media Relations Office T. (01) 222 2170,