Murchadh mac Briain

Irish - A king of Leinster. Son of Brian Boru. Brother of Donnchadh and Saba. He defeated the high-king Fergal at the Battle of Elen. He was a great warrior and was said to have repelled an invasion fleet from the Otherworld and killed the leader of the Vikings at the Battle of Clontarf where his sword became red-hot from the slaughter he inflicted on the enemy and where, finally, both he and his father were killed. Also called Murchadh mac Briain.

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