Not forgetting Bangor, Co.Mayo !LandOTurk wrote:And Bangor, Wales, and Bangor, N Ireland, are of a very similar age - 6th century. It appears that the Welsh one is around 50 years older, but unsure if there are any links.puku wrote:You would have though the the town founders could have gone with New Dublin at least.DOB wrote:I live an hour's drive from Dublin.koroke hangareka wrote:And Ontario, CA.
Not the Dublin I grew up in.
Wendy's Burgers is from a different Dublin again.
I'm not unflattered that so many Americans chose to name their city after mine, but it gets annoying having to qualify which one I'm from.
I worked with a guy from Belfast, Maine. He didn't realise that either it, or Bangor, were the same name as 2 towns in Northern Ireland.
In Minnesota we have the mighty small towns of New Prague, New London and New Ulm.
On google; Bangor itself is an old Welsh word for a 'wattled enclosure'. The name Bangor is derived from the Irish word Beannchor (modern Irish Beannchar) meaning a horned or peaked curve as the shape of Bangor Bay. So that means they were probably quite separate.