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BennyCake

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Ireland placenames that have a nice ring to them
« on: May 19, 2020, 02:33:19 PM »
Slightly different thread to the sniggering placenames.

Always liked the sound of Skibbereen, Dingle, Kinvara,

Dingle and Kinvara I’ve been to, and they’re nice spots. Not got to Skibbereen yet, sounds a lovely spot. Could be wrong though.
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Re: Ireland placenames that have a nice ring to them
« Reply #1 on: May 19, 2020, 04:14:46 PM »
Seskinore and Seskillgreen

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Re: Ireland placenames that have a nice ring to them
« Reply #2 on: May 19, 2020, 06:02:13 PM »
Cluainín
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Re: Ireland placenames that have a nice ring to them
« Reply #3 on: May 19, 2020, 06:08:51 PM »
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Re: Ireland placenames that have a nice ring to them
« Reply #4 on: May 19, 2020, 07:21:34 PM »
Anything beginning in Skellig

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Re: Ireland placenames that have a nice ring to them
« Reply #5 on: May 19, 2020, 11:04:55 PM »
Always liked the sound of Killeshandra


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Re: Ireland placenames that have a nice ring to them
« Reply #7 on: May 20, 2020, 01:38:31 AM »
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Re: Ireland placenames that have a nice ring to them
« Reply #8 on: May 20, 2020, 10:16:15 AM »
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Re: Ireland placenames that have a nice ring to them
« Reply #9 on: May 20, 2020, 10:51:07 AM »
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Ireland placenames that have a nice ring to them

All in County Down:

Ringawaddy (Rinn an Mhadaidh), Barony of Lecale LoweR
Ringbane (An Rinn Bhán), Saul
Ringbane (An Rinn Bhán), Donaghmore
Ringclare (Roinn Chláir), Donaghmore
Ringcreevy (Rinn Chraoibhe)
Ringdufferin, Killyleagh
Ringfad (An Rinn Fhada) , Ardglass
Ringhaddy (Rinn an Chadaigh), Killinchy
Ringmackilroy (Rinn Mhic Giolla Ruaidh), Warrenpoint
Ringneill (Rinn an Aoil), Tullnakill
Ringolish (Rinn an Lis), Donaghmore
Ringreagh (An Rann Riabhach), Lecale Upper


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Re: Ireland placenames that have a nice ring to them
« Reply #10 on: May 20, 2020, 12:20:55 PM »
I like Irish place names that are unusual or quite readily descriptive;

Clonmel, Mountmellick are derived I think from honey, mil
Townland near Barna in Galway, Aillepreachain, which presumably means the cliff of the crow. Also Baile an Sciobol, surely meaning the town of the barn.
Near Claremorris , there is a Garrywadreen, which is musical, and reminds one of Gary Waddock!
Also, outside Balla, there's an area known as Prison (maybe corruption of Prizon?), which doesn't sound like the kind of place you want to visit  :)

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Re: Ireland placenames that have a nice ring to them
« Reply #11 on: May 20, 2020, 12:31:04 PM »
Speaking of Barna, love the name Cois Fharraige used by the local GAA clubs Barna and Spiddal when the amalgamate for hurling.

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Re: Ireland placenames that have a nice ring to them
« Reply #12 on: May 20, 2020, 02:01:00 PM »
Gougane Barra

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Re: Ireland placenames that have a nice ring to them
« Reply #13 on: May 20, 2020, 05:58:57 PM »
Suncroft
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Re: Ireland placenames that have a nice ring to them
« Reply #14 on: May 20, 2020, 06:15:22 PM »
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