Attested: Ptolemy 2,1,12 Λιμνου
Where: Dalkey Island just off the Irish coast near Dublin, from Ptolemy’s coordinates, according to Kleineberg, Marx & Lelgemann (2012).
Name origin: Greek λιμνος ‘pool’ seems inappropriate for an island too small to have significant standing water, and which Ptolemy described as deserted, as it is today. Maybe λιμην ‘harbour’ is a better parallel, referring to the adjacent Dublin Bay.
Last Edited: 20 June 2016