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Dublin Almanack

01/01/1776

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[ 121 ] A CHRONOLOGICAL SERIES of remarkable EVENTSin the ANNALS of the CITY of DUBLIN. D U B L I N, according to Ptolemy, built. This city, anciently called Ashcled, took its pre- sent name from Alpinus, king, lord or chief among the Irish ; his daughter Auliana, being drowned in the river Liffey, where the Old- bridge now stands, that she might be had in remembrance, he changed the name of Ashcled to Auliana, called ( by Ptolemy) Eblana, since corrupted into Dubliniana. Alphin Mac- Eachard, K of Dublin, and his subjects, converted to the christian faith, by St. Patrick, who died in 493, aged 120 years. The Ostmen, or Danes, entered the LifFey with a fleet of 60 sail took possession of Dublin, Fingal, & c, and soon after built the walls of Dublin. Danes, with a vast fleet, overthrown by the citizens. Ostmen of Dublin invaded the island of Anglesey, and wasted it with fire and sword. St. Mary's abbey built, by the Danes, for Monks of the Benedictine order. A battle fought between the citizens and the people of Leinster ; in which the latter were vanquished. The famous battle of Clontarf, near Dublin, wherein the Danes were defeated. Christ- church built by Sitricus, son of Amlave, K. of the Ostmen. St. Michael's chapel built, by bp. Donat; and afterwards converted into a parochial church, by archbp, Talbot. Dublin erected into a bishoprick.. The first nunnery erected, and entitled, St. Mary of Hogges : a village without the eastern gate, since in- gulphed by the city. Dublin made an archbishoprick. Dermot, K. of Leinster, founded the priory of All- hal- lows, where the college now stands. The English first landed.— The city besieged, and taken from the Danes, by Raymond le Gross. R The
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