Glasnevin

Irish Local Names Explained

Glasnevin near Dublin; takes name from a streamlet flowing through Delville into the Tolka at the bridge. In remote ages some pagan chief named Naeidhe [Nee], must have resided on its banks; from him it was called Glas-Naeidhen [Neean], Four Masters, Naeidhe's streamlet; and the name extended to the village, while its original application is quite forgotten.

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