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These Dublin Place Name Riddles Are Driving People Crazy – Can You Figure Them Out?

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Dublin is full of interesting place names, from Beggar’s Bush to Misery Hill. 

Recently an old list of riddles has been doing the rounds, and people are really struggling to answer them all. 

Can you figure them out? 

1. Very dark boulder 
2. Church reptile 
3. Sea creatures’ outhouse 
4. A breed of sheep 
5. A gravel paste 
6. Move out of the way!
7. Priests’ Village
8. Where single men don’t run 
9. Bells finale 
10. Big cats city 
11. Mr Seacomb’s angry 
12. Spheres cross over here 
13. Sounds like it’s falling apart 
14. Weapons for a duel – Swords
15. A stormy haven
16. Sly animal on a stone 
17. Demolish Leo 
18. Assassinate main pig 
19. A rodent in front of the pits 
20. A Scandinavian pane 
21. A motionless musical instrument 

Here they are again with what we think are the correct answers…let us know if we’ve got any wrong! 

1. Very dark boulder – Blackrock
2. Church reptile – Chapelizod
3. Sea creatures’ outhouse – Dolphin’s Barn
4. A breed of sheep – Marino
5. A gravel paste – Stoneybatter
6. Move out of the way! – Stepaside
7. Priests’ Village – Monkstown
8. Where single men don’t run – Bachelors Walk
9. Bells finale – Ringsend
10. Big cats city – Leopardstown
11. Mr Seacomb’s angry – Harold’s Cross
12. Spheres cross over here – Ballsbridge 
13. Sounds like it’s falling apart – Crumlin
14. Weapons for a duel – Swords
15. A stormy haven – Windy Arbour
16. Sly animal on a stone – Foxrock
17. Demolish Leo – Knocklyon
18. Assassinate leading pig – Kilmainham
19. A rodent in front of the pits – Rathmines
20. A Scandinavian pane – Finglas
21. A motionless musical instrument – Stillorgan

Now for ye! 

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