Every Irish king had lots of Irish rivals. None of them had the sort of unchallenged power that Donnchadh is shown as having. Britain in the 5th century was also very split, part-conquered by Anglo-Saxon settlers but anyone might be fighting anyone else. See more
Britain. The Dark Ages. / The Roman Empire has fallen / The land lies in ruins, divided among feuding tribes. / To the west, Ireland has flourished - untouched by the Romans, protected by the sea. / Led by their powerful and righteous king, the Irish have subdued the Britons... / Knowing that if Ireland is to prosper, the tribes must never be allowed to unite.
Dark Moon, High Tide
Written by Simon Emmerson
/ Martin Russell
/ Davy Spillane
Performed by Afro Celt Sound System
Courtesy of Real World Records Ltd./Virgin Records Ltd. See more