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 set features the principal characters in the battle ad depicts Celtic designs and artifacts of the period.