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It is named after an annual outing to Ringsend , near Dublin city, by Dublin cobblers waxies. It originated as a 19th-century children's song and is now a popular pub song in Ireland. In the 19th century, during the Summer, the gentry of Dublin would travel out to Bray and Enniskerry with their entourages and have picnics on the banks of the River Dargle. The Dargle was a popular holiday resort, and the name in Dublin slang became synonymous with "holiday resort".
Dargle, Natal Midlands
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The river's name in Irish refers to the tint of red in the rocks at its source. In August  the O'Byrne clan of County Wicklow , who periodically raided Dublin, encamped a large mercenary army, composed mainly of their relatives, the O'Meagher clan, on the banks of the Dargle near Bray. The authorities in Dublin received advance warning of the intended raid from the Walsh family of Carrickmines , whose lands stood directly in the path of the mercenary army. The slaughter was so terrible one estimate puts the death toll at , although this was probably an exaggeration  that the area became known as Bloody Bank until it was renamed in the nineteenth century as Sunny Bank. The outcome greatly improved the security of Dublin, and seriously weakened the power of the O'Byrne clan. Sir Walter Scott visited the area in and mistakenly assumed that Dargle was the name for any glen, etc.