Post by spacecowboy2006 on Feb 4, 2017 17:40:24 GMT
The word 'Dublin' is actually a composition of two Gaelic words: 'dubh' meaning'black' and 'linn' means 'pool' (or 'mire'). Thus the literal translation of the words from which Dublin gets its name is Black pool! - - where the Poddle stream met the River Liffey to form a deep pool [ deep pool] at Dublin Castle. The city's modern name - Baile Áth Cliath – means the “town of the ford of the hurdles”.
In 1835, José María Amador was granted 16,500 acres for his service as a Mexican soldier and in Mission San Jose where he was administrator in the valley which was named Amador after him. In 1850, Irish settlers bought land from Amador and founded a town.
so the stream where it comes into old dublin is very steep and dark, a micro climate environment a watering hole, a wayside, an oasis; if they were applying the word dublin or dubling it was already in place as for 'deep pool' or 'dark pool.'and even tho it is now isolated by chain link fence and a freeway, may very well be the exact spot where irish immigrants named dublin. there is now a house built there at the end of Donlon way and the microcolimate location has no significance to anyone.
Further evedence that Irish immigrents came here is found at the pioneer cemetery where it is stated that one was a member of the Donner Party.