BROWSE
Baile Átha Cliath
genitive: Bhaile Átha Cliath
validated name
(Irish)
Dublin
(English)

Glossary

English ford
English townland, town, homestead
English hurdle, wattle

Hierarchy

county

Centrepoint

53.3056, -6.18661latitude, longitude
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Historical references

1707c
Dublin .i. linn dubh
"Dublin .i. linn dubh no uisge doimhin, a deep black water"
Liosta Lhwyd Leathanach: 272
1712–30
Atha clíat
"Dublinium ... Dublin. Atha clíat. baile Átha clíath."
Foclóir Bhailís
1712–30
baile Átha clíath
"Dublinium ... Dublin. Atha clíat. baile Átha clíath."
Foclóir Bhailís
1725c
Atha Clíath
sic [ainmneach is dócha; cf. 'Atha Luain', 'le hordú na Saxon ’na ardeaspag in Átha Cliath', srl.]
Eólas ar an Domhan

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