Brian Boru & The Vikings

A set of illustrations and graphic designs to promote the commemorations of Brian Boru's battle with the Vikings at the Battle of Clontarf in 1014.

To commemorate the town of Swords connection with the 1000th anniversary of the Battle of Clontarf and the death of Brian Boru as well as Fingal’s strong links to the Vikings, Fingal County Council organised a weekend of activities in the town of Swords itself that included a night time torch-light parade to mark the funeral procession and handing over of Brian’s body to the delegation from Armagh.
I was commissioned to create the illustrations and graphic design work on a set of three large 2m x 1m corriboards – telling the story of the vikings arrival, the battle at Clontarf and Brian’s removal to the tower in Swords. I illustrated a series of posters showing some of the main characters involved in the Battle of Clontarf in 1014 – Brian Boru, Wolf the Quarrelsome and Sitric Silkenbeard. The promotional materials also included a very large 6m x 1.2m PVC banner and a DL trifold brochure.
6 metre banner showing Brian Boru and the main viking characters involved at the Battle of Clontarf.
The vikings arrive at Clontarf.
The Battle of Clontarf in full swing.
Brian Boru is killed and his body brought to Swords.
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