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Old 28-01-2015, 07:07 PM   #313
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Baltimore ( Dún na Séad) is a village in western County Cork, Ireland. It is the main village in the parish of Rath and the Islands, the southernmost parish in Ireland. It is the main ferry port to Sherkin Island, Cape Clear Island and the eastern side of Roaring Water Bay (Loch Trasna) and Carbery's Hundred Isles..Although the name Baltimore is an anglicisation of the Irish Baile an Tí Mhóir meaning "town of the big house", the Irish-language name for Baltimore is that of the O'Driscoll castle, Dún na Séad or Dunashad ("fort of the jewels").. The recently restored castle is open to the public and overlooks the town..In ancient times, Dunashad was considered a sanctuary for druids and the place name is associated with Bealtaine...


Ride the Snake..To the Ancient Lake...

In 1607 it became a market town, with the right to hold a weekly market and two annual fairs.. Control passed after Crooke's death to Sir Walter Coppinger.. It was sacked in 1631 by Islamic pirates from Algeria or Salé (Morocco), and reminders of the incident still exist in the form of pub names, like "The Algiers Inn".. More than 100 villagers were sold into slavery, of whom only 2 or 3 ever saw Ireland again..It is believed that Napoleon obtained his famous white mare Intendant from the area..Baltimore also has also became a very popular venue for scuba diving, due largely to the number and variety of shipwrecks in the bay. .These include a Second World War submarine (U-260), the bulk carrier Kowloon Bridge and the Alondra from 1916..Baltimore is located near the N71 road which leads to Cork which is roughly 100 kilometres from the village..One of the most notable landmarks in the area is the Baltimore Beacon, also known as Lot's Wife...

The Baltimore Ravens are a professional American football team based in Baltimore, Maryland, playing in the North Division of the American Football Conference (AFC) in the National Football League (NFL)...

Newcastle is a small town in County Down, Northern Ireland. It had a population of 7,444 in the 2001 Census.. The seaside resort lies on the Irish Sea coast at the base of Slieve Donard, one of the Mourne Mountains, and is known for its sandy beach and the Royal County Down Golf Club.. The town lies within the Down District Council area..The name of the town is thought to derive from the castle built by Felix Magennis of the Magennis clan in 1588, which stood at the mouth of the Shimna River. This castle was demolished in 1830.. The town is referred to as New Castle in the Annals of the Four Masters in 1433 so it is likely that he built on the site of an existing structure.On 13 January 1843, boats from Newcastle and Annalong set out for the usual fishing stations, and were caught in a gale. 14 boats were lost in the heavy seas including a boat which had gone to the rescue.. Only two boats survived, the Victoria and the Brothers.. 76 men perished, 46 of whom were from Newcastle. They left 27 widows, 118 children, and 21 dependants.. A Public Subscription was raised and the cottages, known as Widows Row, were built for the widows and dependants. A local song about the disaster says "Newcastle town is one long street entirely stripped of men"...
The only place I could find in Ireland that ends in Ley is Gawleys gate..if anyone knows of another please do post...

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The name "Gawley's Gate" is attributed to the family that controlled the toll gate when this section of the road was first constructed in the 17th Century. In Irish, it is known as Geata Mhic Amhlaí..It is situated on the south-eastern shore of Lough Neagh,se7en miles to the north of Lurgan and ten miles west of Lisburn..Tilgate is a neighbourhood within the town of Crawley in West Sussex, England..It is bordered by the districts of Furnace Green to the north east...


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sack_of_Baltimore
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Newcastle,_County_Down
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