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Clontarf 1000 - Easter Saturday edit-a-thon in Dublin
First Edit-a-thon in Ireland
The Battle of Clontarf. A thousand years on, was this defining moment in Irish history the occasion when Brian Boru himself drove the Vikings out of Ireland much as Saint Patrick had driven the snakes out a few hundred years earlier; Or was it a Game of Thrones style slaughter with two alliances of Irish and Vikings killing each other in sight of the walls of Dublin, leaving Dublin an independent Viking city state for a generation after?
The First Wikipedia Edit-a-thon in the Republic of Ireland, held in partnership with 1014 Retold, brought historians, Wikipedians and others together to improve the articles on Gormlaith, her various husbands and other interested parties.
The battle of Clontarf edit-a-thon took place in the Science Gallery in Trinity College, Dublin on Easter Saturday and was written up by 1014 retold. Coverage has been on Silicon Republic and Buzzfeed in their article the real Game of Thrones.