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Iconic Battle of Clontarf painting to be unveiled later today

The massive 3 x 2 metre painting depicts the 1014 battle, in which Brian Boru was killed.

pict-4 (1) The Battle of Clontarf painting by Hugh Frazer

HAVING RETURNED TO Ireland after sitting in a gallery in Hawaii, the iconic Battle of Clontarf painting is to be officially unveiled later today.

The exhibition of the painting, a 1826 work by Hugh Frazer,  will be launched by Minister of State Brian Hayes.

The massive 3 x 2 metre painting depicts the 1014 battle, in which Brian Boru was killed.

It was previously owned by American philanthrophist George Issac, who later had it displayed in the Isaacs Arts Centre at HPA in Hawaii.

Currently owned by Kildare Partners, it has been made available for the battle’s millennium commemorations.

The Battle of Clontarf Festival is set to take place this Easter Weekend and is expected to attract over 40,000 visitors and will feature battle re-enactments.

The painting will be on display to the public until 24 April at Casino at Marino, which is in the care of the Office of Public Works (OPW).

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