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Oxmantown


Oxmantown or Oxmanstown Irish: Baile Lochlannach, meaning "Scandinavian Homestead" is an area of Dublin, Ireland, situated on the Northside of the city between the River Liffey, the North Circular Road, and Smithfield Market It is located in the Dublin 7 postal district

History

At the time of the Norman invasion into Ireland, the Vikings, Ostmen or Austmenn East-men, as they called themselves were exiled to the north of the River Liffey where they founded the hamlet of Austmanna-tún Homestead of the Eastmen, later corrupted to Oxmantown The Irish language name Baile Lochlannach means "Scandinavian Homestead"

The district remained distinct from Dublin city for many centuries

The heir apparent of the Earl of Rosse is styled Lord Oxmantown

See also

  • List of towns and villages in Ireland

References

  1. ^ Lindqvist, Christer 2015 Norn im keltischen Kontext p 18 ISBN 90-272-6832-0 Retrieved 28 September 2015 


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