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Q: Where is Blackpool in Ireland? I know there is one in England, but I can’t locate the Irish namesake. -- L.R., Waynesboro, Va.

A: I don’t know of any such place in Ireland, but I suspect you might be referring to Dublin. “Dublin” is Gaelic for “black pool.” The city got its name for the black-colored waters of the Liffey River.

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Q: Where was the movie “On Golden Pond” filmed? Is there such a place? -- K.I.B., Hempstead, N.Y.

A: Golden Pond exists only in our hearts and imaginations. The 1981 movie was filmed at Squam Lake, New Hampshire’s second largest lake, near the town of Holderness. Henry Fonda, Jane Fonda and Katharine Hepburn starred in the film.

(Send your questions to Mr. Know-It-All at AskMrKIA@gmail.com or c/o Universal Uclick, 1130 Walnut St., Kansas City, MO 64106.)

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