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11. Posted by tway (Travel Guru 7273 posts) 11y

We're trying to collect our friends together - but it requires tearing them all away from family things. Anyone else free for a New Year's in Montreal? I have a friend who makes a killer punch (no hangover! sincerely!)

And Joe, how many Balley-somethings are there in Ireland, anyway? I like Balleymoney best. Sounds so... promising!

12. Posted by WeeJoe (Respected Member 336 posts) 11y

Tway, Bally means 'Town' as far as i can gather, from the Gaelic 'Baile-atha', which is a prefix to A LOT of placenames in Ireland. The Gaelic for Dublin is 'Baile atha Cliath', Raven you would probably know what that means? Ballybofey probably comes from 'The town of Faich(ra)' (Faichra is a boys name in Ireland, he was one of the Children of Lir in the Irish folk legend).

Isn't the internet brilliant!

13. Posted by Rraven (Travel Guru 5924 posts) 11y

hiya, Baile Atha Cliath means 'Town of the Ford of the Hurdles' . but depending on who you are talking to they sometimes refer to Dublin as 'Dubh Linn' which is a viking word meaning black lake or something like that anyway.... my gaeilge etc isn't the best....

14. Posted by Dee1979 (Full Member 83 posts) 11y

Dublin - Dubh Linn means Blackpool, named after Blackpool in England when the invsion took place.

Remember Linn Snabha - Swimming Pool. God i do remember Irish after all.


15. Posted by WeeJoe (Respected Member 336 posts) 11y

I remember 'Clar Dubh' means 'blackboard' so that sounds about right.

16. Posted by Dee1979 (Full Member 83 posts) 11y

Right you are Joe. Looks like neither of us is doing much work today.
You're very lucky having planned a nice New Year's Eve party with your family. I'm not doing anything this year. It's gonna be quiet this year with very little family around.

ah well i'm hoping to be away next year!

17. Posted by WeeJoe (Respected Member 336 posts) 11y

Ah, its just lucky. The wedding is dragging people from all corners to Donegal, itll be brilliant craic though.

Where do you reckon you'll be next year? Barring disasters i'll be in Oz.

18. Posted by james (Travel Guru 4136 posts) 11y

WeeJoe - your NYE sounds pretty perfect to me - have fun mate.

19. Posted by babe967 (Full Member 98 posts) 11y

I will bring the new year in at Sydney harbour and watch the fireworks and think of my family in Scotland while i take a few wee dram's and beer's.And sing Auld lang syne.

20. Posted by Kiwiboy (Full Member 23 posts) 11y

leaving NZ the 28th spending NYs in guadarajara mexico....should be interesting