What's in a name?

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What's in a name?

Postby Wexford White » Mon Feb 09, 2015 8:42 pm

I know that an oriel is a type of window.
But can anyone tell me how Oriel Park got it's name?


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Re: What's in a name?

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Re: What's in a name?

Postby Wexford White » Mon Feb 09, 2015 11:32 pm

Thanks, GC - very, very interesting.
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Re: What's in a name?

Postby dell » Tue Feb 10, 2015 2:33 am

Oriel is a mighty fine name! Beyond Oriel Park; one of the colleges at Oxford University. Oriel Hotel in Cork, Oriel Cafe in London, couple of places in the US and a few international businesses too. Not to mention my dog called Ori for obvious reasons!

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Re: What's in a name?

Postby Wexford White » Tue Feb 10, 2015 5:39 pm

And my father came from Kilkenny - born and raised in a house called Oriel House.
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Re: What's in a name?

Postby Johnny Guitar » Tue Feb 10, 2015 7:03 pm

Aren't the baseball team in Baltimore called the Oriels.

Great name though. Have seen a couple of signposts around Monaghan county for oriel park. In Emyvale I think
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Re: What's in a name?

Postby niall_hearty2000 » Tue Feb 10, 2015 8:27 pm

Balintore Orioles, but close enough.
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Re: What's in a name?

Postby dell » Tue Feb 10, 2015 10:14 pm

Thats an interesting one as have a good look at this map!
https://www.google.ie/maps/place/Baltim ... IgBEPIBMA8

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Re: What's in a name?

Postby colymull » Thu Feb 12, 2015 9:15 pm

dell wrote:Thats an interesting one as have a good look at this map!
https://www.google.ie/maps/place/Baltim ... IgBEPIBMA8


Check out some of the street names, Fairgreen Road, Saint Helena, Dunleer Road!!!
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Re: What's in a name?

Postby Colin Gallagher » Sun Feb 15, 2015 3:09 pm

I was at a Baltimore Orioles game last Summer. The full name of their grounds is Oriole Park at Camden Yards so close enough! It's very interesting that there is a district called Dundalk too; just outside of Baltimore.

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Re: What's in a name?

Postby dell » Sun Feb 15, 2015 6:01 pm

Dundalk, Maryland is twinned with our own much older town. I remember reading a piece years ago about local representatives travelling over and that U.S. Dundalk was indeed founded by a local immigrant. There is an Avondale on the map along with Lynch and McShane Streets, common local names. From wiki a Henry McShane named a railway Depot after his hometown in 1856 and Dundalk MD was officially founded in 1917. Now an inner suburb of Baltimore with a population of 63k. One notable resident is the puppeteer of Elmo from the Muppets. Ive been told that it is a grim and dull place so entirely unlike our own Dundalk :p
Alas the Orioles seems to be nothing but a coincidental association to the similar sounding Oriel. An Oriole is a bird native to Baltimore... (Baltimore Orioles got their name from their bold orange-and-black plumage: they sport the same colors as the heraldic crest of England’s Baltimore family (who also gave their name to Maryland’s largest city). First and probably the only time a piece of ornithology I have found remotely interesting!


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