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Established by the Vikings in 841, the kingdom of Dublin survived until the execution of its last Hiberno‐Norse king, Asgall Mac Turcaill, by invading Anglo‐Normans in 1171. After the defeat of King Olaf Cuarán (Sihtricsson) at the battle of Tara in 980 Dublin's kings came increasingly to feel the domination of the Irish provincial kings, most spectacularly in the defeat of Olaf's son, Sihtric Silkbeard, at the hands of Brian Boru at Clontarf in 1014.

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