Dalkey - Irish Place Names

Irish Local Names Explained

Dalkey Island near Dublin. The Irish name is Delg-inis (O'Clery's Calendar of Irish Saints, or, The Martyrology of Donegal), thorn island; which the Danes, who had a fortress on it in the tenth century, translated to the present name, by changing Delg into their word Dalk, a thorn; and substituting the northern word ey, an island, for inis.

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