Boreen or bohereen (Irish: bóithrín, meaning "a little road", pronounced [bɔːˈriːn]) is a country lane, or narrow, frequently unpaved, rural road in Ireland. "Boreen" also appears sometimes in names of minor urban roads such as Saint Mobhi Bóithrín (Irish: Bóithrín Mobhí), commonly known as Mobhi Boreen in Glasnevin, Dublin. To be considered a boreen the road or path should not be wide enough for two cars to pass and in the case of a paved boreen it is desirable to have grass growing in the middle.
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- Boreen. Focail.ie, national database of Irish language terminology. Retrieved: 2016-04-10.
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- boreen, n. Oxford English Dictionary, Second edition, 1989; online version November 2010. Retrieved: 2011-01-04.
- Saint Mobhi Bóithrín at Irish Placenames Database. Retrieved: 2011-01-04.
- Mobhi Boreen on Google Maps. Retrieved: 2011-01-04.
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"Bells are booming down the boreens" (from "Ireland with Emily" by Sir John Betjeman,1943)