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Re: Ireland placenames that might make you snigger
« Reply #15 on: May 15, 2020, 11:48:39 AM »
Borris n Ossory and Horse and jockey always raise a smile when travelling past.
and don't forget nearby old Twopothouse or indeed new Twopothouse
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Re: Ireland placenames that might make you snigger
« Reply #16 on: May 15, 2020, 11:51:18 AM »
Mountain Muck - Wexford

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Re: Ireland placenames that might make you snigger
« Reply #17 on: May 15, 2020, 12:05:15 PM »
Tanderagee (old spelling) in county Armagh is the anglicised version of arse to the wind.
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Re: Ireland placenames that might make you snigger
« Reply #18 on: May 15, 2020, 12:24:36 PM »
There is Crucksbullagadawn in Mayo and Corragunnagalliaghdoo Island, and one in Galway that always fascinated me, Muckanaghederdauhaulia on the coastal road between Galway and Roundstone.
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Re: Ireland placenames that might make you snigger
« Reply #19 on: May 15, 2020, 12:42:11 PM »
While I am t it, I am surprised that none of our Northern posters have mentioned Ballyhackmore or what it means. In Mao we have assloads of weird places, too numerous to mention but apart from the ones above, one stands out for me: Pollawaddy.
(Irish: Poll a' mhadaigh = the dog's hole.)
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Re: Ireland placenames that might make you snigger
« Reply #20 on: May 15, 2020, 01:09:13 PM »
When someone asked my dad years ago
Where are ya going
“I’m going to kilraughts (pronounced  kill Rats ) in the morning and then I’m going to kilmore in the evening “

Another strange name and very misleading

Hoar rock In skerries

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Re: Ireland placenames that might make you snigger
« Reply #21 on: May 15, 2020, 01:19:38 PM »
Tanderagee (old spelling) in county Armagh is the anglicised version of arse to the wind.
zÞóon le gaoth is a mountain in Wicklow
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Re: Ireland placenames that might make you snigger
« Reply #22 on: May 15, 2020, 01:39:49 PM »
Princes Street (Various)
Prince Andrew Drive (Various)
Jubilee Way (Various)
Victory Street (Various)
Empire Avenue (Various)

I bet they’re all in Lisburn.

Orange Hall Lane, Lisburn

Horse and Jockey, Tipperary
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Re: Ireland placenames that might make you snigger
« Reply #23 on: May 15, 2020, 01:41:01 PM »
Always fascinated with mile towns such as

Threemilehouse in Monaghan
Fivemiletown - Tyrone (No GAA team FYI)
Isn't there a Fivemilebridge somewhere? Waterford?
Sixmilebridge - Clare?
Sixmilecross - Tryone (No GAA team FYI)

Is there a Sixmiletown?
Is there a Fivemilecross?

Why are they called such? Six miles and a bridge from where?

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Re: Ireland placenames that might make you snigger
« Reply #24 on: May 15, 2020, 01:51:17 PM »
Maybe the townland was six miles in length.

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Re: Ireland placenames that might make you snigger
« Reply #25 on: May 15, 2020, 01:55:06 PM »
Maybe the townland was six miles in length.

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Re: Ireland placenames that might make you snigger
« Reply #26 on: May 15, 2020, 02:43:17 PM »
Sawel Mountain is another favourite

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sawel_Mountain




Alright....what am I missing?

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Re: Ireland placenames that might make you snigger
« Reply #27 on: May 15, 2020, 03:11:27 PM »
Sawel Mountain is another favourite

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sawel_Mountain




Alright....what am I missing?

It's ok, many men have the same issue  ;D

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Re: Ireland placenames that might make you snigger
« Reply #28 on: May 15, 2020, 04:06:27 PM »
Always fascinated with mile towns such as

Threemilehouse in Monaghan
Fivemiletown - Tyrone (No GAA team FYI)
Isn't there a Fivemilebridge somewhere? Waterford?
Sixmilebridge - Clare?
Sixmilecross - Tryone (No GAA team FYI)

Is there a Sixmiletown?
Is there a Fivemilecross?

Why are they called such? Six miles and a bridge from where?


I seem incapable of saying Fivemiletown in my head without going

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Re: Ireland placenames that might make you snigger
« Reply #29 on: May 15, 2020, 04:11:21 PM »
Feakle  - the way it's pronounced.
When I first heard of Edendork, I thought it must be some kind of paradise for nerds.

It's more a road between Dungannon and Coalisland with a football pitch. Not even as much as a shop.