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Address: Carney, Sligo, Ireland
Phone Number: 353-71-61201

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This is where the Battle of the Books took place in 561 AD between armies led by St Columcille and the High King. It was a copyright dispute brought about by Columcille copying a... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 14 October 2015
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2015

This is where the Battle of the Books took place in 561 AD between armies led by St Columcille and the High King. It was a copyright dispute brought about by Columcille copying a book created by Finian. The High King stated "to every cow it's calf and to ever book it's copy." As Columcille did not agree a fierce... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2012

This is where the first battle over copyright infringement took place between Colmcille and Finian because Commcille copied Finian's book. The dispute was settled in the battle in which 3,000 men were killed. The stream at which the battle took place is still there today. The location is picturesque with in sight of Benbulben mountain. Beautiful place. The road passes... More 

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