What do you understand when you hear the phrase "black pool"? #dublinn #irish

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The name of Ireland itself comes from the Irish name Éire, added to the Germanic word land. In mythology, Éire was an Irish goddess of the land and of sovereignty (see Ériu).

In some cases, the official English or anglicised name is wholly different from the official Irish language name. An example is Dublin. Its name is derived from the Irish dubh linn (meaning “black pool”), but its official Irish name is Baile Átha Cliath (meaning “town of the hurdled ford”).

Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Place_names_in_Ireland