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Trying to figure out the actual name of a place near Dublin

By Traveller December 31, 2019
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Trying to figure out the actual name of a place near Dublin

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By Vernon Traveller December 31, 2019

Hello, my late mother was from Dublin and her favourite place to spend time nearby was called...and here's the problem...Bona Breagha ...Bhona Breaah...I'm not sure how to spell it but I can hear her saying it in my head. It is/was a hilly country area. She used to take me there as a child to look for mushrooms and wildflowers.

Can anyone offer a clue as to the spelling or the other name ( assuming it has one). I'm thinking it is the Dublin Mountains but I can't be sure. Im writing about her life and the place name and/or spelling would be very helpful.

Thanks!

**Edit** Thank you all for the answer!

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Bohernabreena .. that’s what i meant in original reply
C
Local December 31, 2019
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Bohernabreena it's up near tallaght you can get a bus their hope this was helpful to you
Regards
Anthony
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Local December 31, 2019
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Hi Vernon, I suspect the place is Bohernabreena in the Dublin foothills
Local December 31, 2019
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Botharnabreena , i think that’s what you might be looking for
Traveller December 31, 2019
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Hi. Vernon, sounds like it could be Bohernabreena, it’s in the foothills of the Dublin Mountains, close to Firhouse & Old Bawn!!
M
Local December 31, 2019
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Based on a previous reply and a look at Google street view, it is indeed. Thank you for taking the time to reply.
Vernon Traveller December 31, 2019
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Bohernabreena It’s in the Dublin mountains I hope that’s the place you are looking for.
S
Local December 31, 2019
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Thank you very much. It's wonderful that people are so willing to help out.
Vernon Traveller December 31, 2019
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Hello,
Greetings from Ireland.
I would probably think the place is "Bohernabreena", pronounced "bow-her-nah-bree-nah"

In Irish it's called "Bother na Bruine" which translates as "The road of the hostel".

It's nice countryside and in the Dublin mountains area. Hope this puts you in the right track!

Cheers,
Dougie

Local December 31, 2019
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Oh my gosh .thank you very much, you have no idea how much knowing that means to me.
Vernon Traveller December 31, 2019
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Hope you get mileage out of that. Look at the time, 'tis nearly 5am. Got to get some shuteye for the New Years Eve celebrations later tonight.

Happy New Year!
Dougie
Douglas Local December 31, 2019
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And an early Happy New Year to you from Halifax, Nova Scotia!
Vernon Traveller December 31, 2019
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Thank you all for the responses. I’m a bit overwhelmed that so many of you kind people took the time to help. It’s reassuring to know that there’s an online community that’s so willing to offer genuine assistance.
Traveller December 31, 2019
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Bothar na banriona ?
C
Local December 31, 2019
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Bother an banriona ?
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Local December 31, 2019
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