Brian Boru celebration at the Market Place

April 13, 2015

Following 2014’s events across Ireland to mark 1,000 years since the death of one of its most historic figures – Brian Boru – The New Theatre presents a tale of two brothers of conflicting ideals who sail to Ireland to defeat the High King Brian Boru. Over the course of the journey they part enemies, and meet again on opposite sides of the battlefield. Brian Boru was assassinated at the battle of Clontarf 1014.

A story of brotherhood, blood, ravens on the battle field and the death of a great king. It is fitting that the play is staged in the City of the final resting place of Brian Boru, the ancient Cathedral City of Armagh. ‘The Assassination Of Brian Boru’ will be staged on Friday 17th April at 8pm. Tickets are priced £14.50 and £12.50 (concession).

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