Teltown

Irish Local Names Explained

Teltown on the Blackwater in Meath. Lewy of the long hand, one of the Tuatha De Danann kings, established a fair or gathering of the people, to be held here yearly on the first of August, in which games, pastimes, and marriages were celebrated; and in honour of his foster mother Taillte [Telta], he called the place Tailltenn [Teltenn], now modernized to Teltown.

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