Dodder River

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Togail Bruidne Da Derga

St Patrick (c. 389—461) patron saint of Ireland



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[Ir. Dothra].

Small stream in Co. Dublin with headwaters in the Wicklow mountains, flowing 12 miles into Dublin Bay; 2.5 miles from city centre at Ballsbridge, a contemporary residential neighbourhood. The setting for Togail Bruidne Da Derga [The Destruction of Da Derga's Hostel] is the banks of the Dodder River. Farther upstream is Glenasmole, where St Patrick is reputed to have conversed with Oisín.

See Christopher Moriarty, Down the Dodder: Walks, Wildlife, History, Legend (Dublin, 1991).

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