THE RETURN FROM FINGAL

From Songs of Old Ireland with words by Alfred Perceval Graves, and music arranged by Charles Villiers Stanford

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The great battle of Clontarf to which this poem refers, was fought between the Irish and the Danes on Good Friday, A.D. 1014. This tune is supposed by some to be the march played or sung by Brian Boroimhe's troops on their return from Fingal, the name given to that part of Dublin where the Danes had settled.

Music score to The Return from Fingal

* Brian Boroimhe and his eldest son Murrough.

† The leading Munster clan.

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