According to logainm.ie, there are 6 streets in Ireland called New Line – four translate as Bóthar Nua (literally New Road) and two as Líne Nua.
It advises that all 20 New Road locations translate as Bóthar Nua.
I remember hearing Matty sung by Christy Moore years ago and assuming that The Curragh Line was a railway line. Recently I have learnt that the road out of Galway toward Headford is called the Curragh Line.
I have heard of line used for railway routes – the Bantry Line; the Cobh Line – but reference to road is new to me
It appears that line or líne may have been another word for road– another on the ‘To Find Out More’ list
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