How to pronounce the Irish name for Dublin

Kinda a GQ but I see that ruadh is posting right now, so I want to get it from the expert.

How do you pronounce it?

Why is the word Dublin so different when the Anglicized versions of other Irish place names are often similar to the original Irish?

The individual components would be (roughly) “BAL-la AH-a CLEE-a” but you’d run them together, so that the second component would sort of disappear and it would come out like “BAL-la CLEE-a”. More or less.

Historically there were two settlements here: Baile Átha Cliath (“Town of the Hurdle Ford”) north of the river Liffey, and Dubh Linn (“Black Pool”) south of the Liffey. Dublin City got its English language name from the latter, but its Irish language name from the former.

Cool Thanks!

It depends on where in Ireland yer from, I’m from West Cork and we’d pronounce it Ball-a-claa or something …

Wrong forum, but – question asked, question answered, so I’ll close instead of move.