VOL. LXXIII, PART III (VOL. XIII, SEVENTH SERIES)

RATHCOOLE, CO. DUBLIN, AND ITS NEIGHBOURHOOD.

Notes on Place-names, Topography and Traditions.

By Liam Ua Broin, Member.

OLD maps of the Rathcoole neighbourhood, a list of which is given on pages 96-97, have preserved a number of local place-names : some of these are still remembered, others have been altogether lost. In the following paper I have noted the more interesting of these names, and an attempt has been made to offer an explanation of some of them ; I have inserted some local traditions, and details about such matters as the building of roads and bridges. The reader may be referred to the Ordnance Survey Letters for County Dublin for information collected in the year 1838 by Eugene O Curry about some of the antiquarian remains in the district.