is also a county
in the Dublin
-area in Ireland
. It stretches from Blanchardstown (northeast of Dublin) to the Howth peninsula
at the northwest into north county Dublin (Swords and Skerries).
There are two options for the origin
of its name: the gealic
meaning of white stranger, indicating the viking
s who arrived in the Dark Middle Ages
, or it may be related to Fingal Rónáin
(= The kin-slaying of Rónán), but after reading the story I strongly doubt that.