11th century in Ireland

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1000s[edit]

1002
1005
  • Brian Boru makes a second expedition to the north to take hostages from the northern states: during this expeidion, he visited Armagh, making an offering of twenty ounces of gold to the church and confirming to the apostolic see of Saint Patrick, ecclesiastical supremacy over the whole of Ireland (as recorded in the Book of Armagh).[3]
1006
  • Brian Boru makes a triumphal progress around Leath Cuinn, taking hostages from every northern state, thus demonstrating he was undisputed King of Ireland.[3]

1010s[edit]

1012
1013
1014
  • 23 April: Battle of Clontarf, at which the Vikings and men of North Leinster are defeated by Brian Boru, who is killed in the battle[4] as is Máel Mórda mac Murchada.[5]
1016
1017

1020s[edit]

1022
  • Niall mac Eochada defeats the Dublin Norse at sea.[7]
  • Death of Mael Seachnaill II, Overking of the Uí Néill, who had reigned since 980,[2] and who became King of Ireland on the death of Brian Boru in 1014 and ruled until his death.[8]
1024 and 1026
  • Niall mac Eochada invades Dublin and take hostages.[6]

1030s[edit]

1030
  • Death of Gormflaith (b. 960), daughter of Murchad mac Find, King of Leinster, and third wife of Brian Ború.
1036
  • Death of Sigtrygg Silkbeard Olafsson, son of King Olaf Cuaran (also called Kvaaran) and Gormflaith. He was the leader of the Vikings at the Battle of Clontarf in 1014. (but see also 1042)
1038

1040s[edit]

1042
  • Death of Sigtrygg Silkbeard, Viking King of Dublin[5] (but see also 1036)
1046

1050s[edit]

1052
  • Echmarcach mac Ragnaill, King of Dublin is expelled from the town.

1060s[edit]

1064
  • Donnchad, son of Brian Boru, dies in Rome, after being dethroned by his nephew.[9]

1070s[edit]

1070
1072
  • Death of Diarmait mac Mail na mBo, a king of Leinster and a contender for the title of High King of Ireland. He was one of the most important and significant Kings in Ireland in the pre-Norman era.

1080s[edit]

1080
1081
1086
1088

1090s[edit]

1096


References[edit]

  1. ^ Moody, TW & Martin, FX (eds) (1967). The Course of Irish History. Cork, Ireland: The Mercier Press. p. 104. 
  2. ^ a b The Concise History of Ireland. Duffy, S. Gill & Macmillan, Dublin. 2005
  3. ^ a b Moody, TW & Martin, FX (eds) (1967). The Course of Irish History. Cork, Ireland: The Mercier Press. p. 113. 
  4. ^ Moody, T. W.; Martin, F. X., ed. (1967). The Course of Irish History. Cork: Mercier Press. p. 114. 
  5. ^ a b c Mac Annaidh, S., ed. (2001). Illustrated Dictionary of Irish History. Dublin: Gill and Macmillan. 
  6. ^ a b Benjamin T. Hudson, ‘Niall mac Eochada (d. 1063)’, Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, Oxford University Press, 2004 accessed 18 April 2008
  7. ^ Heald, Henrietta (1992). Chronicle of Britain. Jacques Legrand. p. 172. ISBN 0-19-211695-9. 
  8. ^ Moody, TW & Martin, FX (eds) (1967). The Course of Irish History. Cork, Ireland: The Mercier Press. p. 115. 
  9. ^ Moody, TW & Martin, FX (eds) (1967). The Course of Irish History. Cork, Ireland: The Mercier Press. p. 122. 
  10. ^ The Welsh Academy. Encyclopaedia of Wales. 
  11. ^ Foster, R. F., ed. (1989). The Oxford Illustrated History of Ireland. Oxford University Press. ISBN 0198229704. 
  12. ^ Moody, TW & Martin, FX (eds) (1967). The Course of Irish History. Cork, Ireland: The Mercier Press. p. 118.