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Dublin's [[Irish]] name is ''Baile Atha Cliath'' which translates to 'Town of the Hurdle Ford' and the city lies on the [[River Liffey]], though its 'English' name also has Gaelic origins: ''Dubh Linn'', or 'dark pool'.
 
Dublin's [[Irish]] name is ''Baile Atha Cliath'' which translates to 'Town of the Hurdle Ford' and the city lies on the [[River Liffey]], though its 'English' name also has Gaelic origins: ''Dubh Linn'', or 'dark pool'.
  
Dublin was founded in 988AD by High King [[Mael Sechnaill II]], or alternatively by the Vikings.  
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Dublin was founded by a Viking captain, Thorgisl, who came south from the Viking base base on the Shannon during 939-42 and built a "loughport". He called it Dubh Linn. The traditional date for the founding of the settlement is 942.
  
  

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Dublin is the capital city of the Republic Of Ireland with a population of 505,739, and with a population of the Greater Dublin Region standing at 1,661,185 as of the 2006 census. Dublin is the largest city in the Republic of Ireland.

Dublin's Irish name is Baile Atha Cliath which translates to 'Town of the Hurdle Ford' and the city lies on the River Liffey, though its 'English' name also has Gaelic origins: Dubh Linn, or 'dark pool'.

Dublin was founded by a Viking captain, Thorgisl, who came south from the Viking base base on the Shannon during 939-42 and built a "loughport". He called it Dubh Linn. The traditional date for the founding of the settlement is 942.


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