Oxmantown or Oxmanstown is an area of Dublin, Ireland, situated on the Northside of the city between the River Liffey, the North Circular Road, and Smithfield Market. It is located in the Dublin 7 postal district. History[edit sourceÂ | edit]
At the time of the Norman invasion into Ireland, the Vikings, Ostmen or Austmenn , as they called themselves were exiled to the north of the River Liffey where they founded the hamlet of Austmanna-tÃºn , later corrupted to Oxmantown. The Irish language name Baile Lochlannach means "Scandinavian Homestead".
The district remained distinct from Dublin city for many centuries. See also[edit sourceÂ | edit] List of towns and villages in Ireland
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