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Michelle (Unregistered Guest)
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Posted on Monday, August 23, 2004 - 07:35 am:
why the irish still prefer calling dublin 'baile atha cliath'? although dublin is the anglicised version of an irish word.
Post Number: 20
Posted on Monday, August 23, 2004 - 08:46 am:
As far as I know, in the past there were two settlements on either side of the liffy...Dubh Linn which the vikings founded and the older Baile Átha Cliath, which might explain why the latter is used in Irish.
Post Number: 59
Posted on Monday, August 23, 2004 - 03:45 pm:
Baile Átha Cliath is the name of the Irish settlement which predates Dubhlinn, a Norse Settlement. Which is why we dubs still say we are from Baile Átha Cliath.
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