The Celtic people were inhabitants of areas of Western Europe, particularly Ireland,
Wales, Brittany and the Highlands of Scotland. They were subjected to raids by
Vikings and Norsemen and this chess set is the story of a battle between the Irish
King, Brian Boru, and the Viking invaders. The battle took place at Clontarf,
near Dublin and was a fierce encounter. Although the Celts managed to defeat the
Viking invaders, their King, Brian Boru, was slain.
This chess set features the principal characters involved in the battle and
depicts Celtic designs and artifacts of the period. Almost one thousand years
ago the Celtic inhabitants of Ireland rose up under their King, Brian Boru,
to fight the invading and colonizing Vikings. The skill and workmanship of the
Celtic tribes was demonstrated by their artistic and unique designs, recognized
throughout the world and reproduced here in these magnificent chess set pieces.
- Antique Finish pieces.
- Chess set pieces only, board not included.
- King size: 4 1/4"
- Pawn size: 3 1/8"
- Base size: 1 7/16"
- Brown felt bases
- King weight: 5.6 oz
- Entire set weight: 75.8 oz