Leixlip

Irish Local Names Explained

Leixlip; a Danish name, meaning salmon leap (lax, a salmon), from the well-known cataract on the Liffey, still called Salmon leap, a little above the village. By Irish-Latin writers it is often called Saltus-salmonis (the leap of the salmon); and from this word saltus, a leap, the baronies of Salt in Kildare have taken their name.

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