That Field of Glory
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That filed of glory tells the story of Clontarf beginning with the events of 1014 and the subsequent passage inti legend of Irish king. Brian Boru, who died at the battle. The successding ages have seen the growth of Clontarf as a manor and fishing port under the ownership of a number of proprietors, ranging from crusading knights to gentry landlord. In order to understand the character of the district in the present day, with its distinctive atmosphere and architecture, for example, it is necessary to trace its evolution through these various stages, from medieval manor through early modern setae to modern suburb, these latter two phases bein largely under the auspices of the Vernon family, whose tenure as lords of Clontarf lasted 300 years.