Finding the Brian Boru SwordMarch 5th, 2004 by Mike O'Brien
The replica, seen here, was made by Ted O’Brien, based on the original which has disappeared.
A sample letter to the Taoiseach (Prime Minister) of the Republic of Ireland.
For more information about the Taoiseach, go to taoiseach.gov.ie.
Mr. Bertie Ahern T.D
Department of the Taoiseach
Upper Merrion Street
Brian Boru’s sword is more than just an O’Brien family heirloom, it is part of the common heritage that all Irish people share, as well as being a tangible connection to the man who first united Ireland one thousand years ago.
The Garda has an Arts and Antiquities unit that could be given the task of finding the sword and seeing that it is preserved in a museum as a national treasure.
We O’Briens request your support for a government policy to recover the stolen sword of Brian Boru and to preserve and display it in a museum for all the Irish to see.
The sword of Brian Boru is a tangible link to the man who first united Ireland, and is more than a family heirloom, it is an Irish national treasure. It is hoped that during this 1000 year anniversary period (2002-2014), the Brian Boru sword may be located.