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Thread #48219   Message #723600
Posted By: Declan
05-Jun-02 - 11:55 AM
Thread Name: DTStudy Donnybrook Fair / Widdecombe Fair
Subject: RE: DTStudy Donnybrook Fair
Donnybrook is indeed a place, now a posh leafy suburb on the south side of Dublin (Dublin 4). It is incidentally where the Irish broadcasting service RTE has its headquarters.

I presume people will be aware that a donnybrook is a slang word for a fight - no doubt because of some of the goings on at the fair.