Place Name: Athlone
Feature Type (Year Approved): Neighbourhood (1956) Park (1982)
Name Origins: Commemorative, Royal
Westmeath (A country in Ireland). 'Town of Luan's ford'.
From: Oxford Dictionary of British Place Names.
Athlone (/æθˈloʊn/; Irish: Baile Átha Luain, meaning "town of Luan's ford") is a town on the River Shannon near the southern shore of Lough Ree in Ireland. It is the second most populous town in the Midlands Region with a population of 21,349 in the 2016 census, and is considered the commercial capital of the Midlands.
Cultural Affiliation: British
Naming Edmonton: From Ada to Zoie
The Earl of Athlone, also known as Sir Alexander Augustus Frederick William Alfred George Cambridge, Prince Alexander of Teck (1874-1957), served as governor general of Canada from 1940 to 1946. He was the brother of Queen Mary, great-uncle of Queen Elizabeth II, and was married to Princess Alice, grand-daughter of Queen Victoria. The Athlone neighbourhood is part of a large parcel of land that was annexed to Edmonton in 1913. Most of the neighbourhood's development occurred a decade after the Earl's residency in Canada. This neighbourhood includes the former Dunvegan area.
Hamlet Athlone, Ontario, Canada
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