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This name derives from the Irish surname “Ó Breacáin”, meaning “descendant of Breacán”, from the Old Irish “brecc” (Irish: breac; Scottish Gaelic: breac), meaning “speckled, spotted, checkered, variegated”. Ardbraccan (Irish: Ard Breacáin) originated as a place of Christian worship under St. Breacain in the 7th century. Its name in the Irish language comes directly from the saint's name: Ard Breacain, namely the height or Hill of Braccan.

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