Hard to say

 

Sir, – Recent references on this page to the pronunciation, correct or otherwise, of Rathmines and Rathgar brings to mind an exchange with the conductor on a 48A bus back in the 1950s.

When southbound on Milltown Road, the conductor, a Mr Byrne from Milltown Village, called out “Raumleh Park”.

I protested that it was not “Raumleh Park” but “Ramleh Park”.

Conductor Byrne responded, “No, it is not. On my bus it’s Raumleh Park”. – Yours, etc,

JOHN F McCULLAGH,

Skillman,

New Jersey.