January 14 1043 AD: Danes Out Movement

A group of Clontarf residents, frustrated with increasingly high rates of pillaging in the area which is bringing the price of Hovels down, forms a “Danes Out” movement. Their first efforts consist mostly of booby-trapping gold ornaments and monks – a costly and ineffective approach. However within a year these small skirmishes develop into a full pitched battle in Clontarf led by the most militant estate agent Ireland has ever known, Brian Ború. If you listen carefully when the wind whips across Clontarf into the Irish sea it is said you can still hear their battle cry to this very day: “There goes the neighbourhood, ye filthy horn-hatted feckers!!!”

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