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Meet the Baltimore across the Atlantic, a jewel of Ireland

Meet the Baltimore across the Atlantic, a jewel of Ireland

There are tip-offs, hon, that you're not in Charm City despite the echoed name.

Forget our brassy Queen of the Patapsco on this side of the Atlantic. Celtic Baltimore instead is a still-functioning five-trawler fishing village of 340 permanent residents — about a Saturday night's crowd at Bertha's Mussels — clinging to the spiny southwest corner of Ireland facing Spain.

They make a good living from tourists, though, with about 100,000 visitors annually, most of them Irish. Small potatoes stacked against the 71,000 who show up for a single Ravens game at M&T Bank Stadium.

And they talk funny. It's Balty-More here, not Balmer, or Balta-More.

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