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Kerry ONeill (24.69.48.18)
Posted on Saturday, November 25, 2000 - 01:12 am:   Edit Post Print Post

Hi there! My name's Kerry O'Neill and I'm from Victoria, B.C. in Canada. My family has been trying to find a name for quite some time now for our cabin up-island, and we finaly decided on "Glendalauch", but I'm not sure about the spelling of it. It sounds like - glendalock - and means, I believe, lock between two glens. Anyways, if anyone could help me out it would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!

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Seosamh (1cust10.tnt12.nyc3.da.uu.net - 63.23.136.10)
Posted on Saturday, November 25, 2000 - 03:36 pm:   Edit Post Print Post

Gleann Dá Loch is the Irish spelling. It means 'glen of the two lakes'. The English version is a bit different from what you have above. I think it's Glendalough, but that's from memory.

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Seosamh (1cust10.tnt12.nyc3.da.uu.net - 63.23.136.10)
Posted on Saturday, November 25, 2000 - 03:37 pm:   Edit Post Print Post

'Glen of two lakes' I should have written.

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Laighneach (oak.may.ie - 149.157.1.55)
Posted on Sunday, November 26, 2000 - 11:48 am:   Edit Post Print Post

"Glen" coming from the word "gleann", meaning "valley".But you may have known that already.

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Kay (dialup-0261.dublin.iol.ie - 193.203.145.5)
Posted on Saturday, December 02, 2000 - 02:05 pm:   Edit Post Print Post

Seosamh,
Have a look on this website, if you type in Glendalough in the search on the bottom left and click on "go" it will come up the information.
http://www.heritageireland.ie/en/frontpage.html
and if you go to

http://www.heritageireland.ie/ie/frontpage.html
You can read the irish language version.

Le meas,
Kay.

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Seosamh (2cust1.tnt12.nyc3.da.uu.net - 63.23.137.1)
Posted on Saturday, December 02, 2000 - 02:46 pm:   Edit Post Print Post

Go raibh maith agat. I have not seen this site before. The Heritage Ireland/Oidhreacht Éireann website is very attractive with a list of 87 photos of various heritage sites. The site works in Irish as well as English (and in Spanish, French, German and Italian, as well). I hope people will be checking it out.

The Irish portion is done very well and as we get more of use of Irish like this, it becomes easier to use the language in a natural way on a daily basis. But I don't like 'imigh' as the equivalent of 'go' (the command telling to 'enter'). As it happens I got no response to Glendalough or Gleann Dá Loch.

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