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Also a Phibsboro resident.

I prefer Phibsboro rather than Phibsborough, because its less anglo. I also prefer Berkely Road pronounced ‘Burkly’ as opposed to ‘Barkly’ (again de-anglo and also the way its said in the US). But I like Dorset Street to be like the county and I can’t stand DorSETT Street (beloved of AA Roadwatch).

But its all a post-colonial mish mash if you ask me. I used to live in Dun Laoire/Dun Laoghaire (or Dun Laoaoighaurie as one mailshot had it) – don’t even start me about that. But it wasn’t Kingstown anyway.

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