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, best known in Scotland.
Origin: Fionnghall, from fionn + gall. Used by Macpherson as a rendering of the Irish Fionn mac Cumhail.
Fingal is a county in Ireland. It is part of the Dublin Region and is also located in the province of Leinster. Its name is derived from the medieval territory of Scandinavian foreigners that settled in the area. Fingal County Council is the local authority for the county. In 2011, the population of the county was 273,991 making it the second most populous county in the state.
The Nuttall Encyclopedia
or Fionn, the great hero of Gaelic mythology, represented by Ossian (q. v.) to have ruled over the kingdom of Morven, which may be said to have been then co-extensive with Argyllshire and the West Highlands; in ballad literature he is represented as belonging also to Ireland.
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