Delvin (barony)

Delvin (Irish: Dealbhna)[1] is a barony in north-east County Westmeath, in the Republic of Ireland. It was formed by 1672.[2] It is bordered by County Meath to the east and three other baronies: Fore (to the north–west), Moyashel and Magheradernon (to the south–west) and Farbill (to the south). The largest centre of population is Delvin.


Location of Delvin on a map of Westmeath
Location in Ireland
Coordinates: 53°36′56″N 7°05′04″W
  Total155.8 km2 (60.2 sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+0 (WET)
  Summer (DST)UTC+1 (IST (WEST))
Irish Grid ReferenceN606632


Delvin barony has an area of 38,507.5 acres (155.834 km2).[2] The N51, a national secondary road, starts in Delvin at a junction with the N52 and leaves the barony eventually terminating near Drogheda in County Louth. The N52 passes through Delvin, connecting the M1 motorway north of Dundalk in County Louth with the M7 motorway just south of Nenagh, County Tipperary. The R395 regional road links Delvin to Edgeworthstown in County Longford.

Civil parishes of the barony

This table[3] lists an historical geographical sub-division of the barony known as the civil parish (not to be confused with an Ecclesiastical parish).

Name in English Name in Irish
Clonarney Cluain Earna
Delvin Dealbhna
Kilcumny Cill Chuimne
Killua Cill Dalua
Killucan (part of) Cill Liúcainne
Killulagh Cill Uailleach

The civil parish of Killucan is split between two baronies, however the majority is within the barony of Farbill.

Towns, villages and townlands

There are 98 townlands in the barony of Delvin.[2]

Buildings of note


  1. Barony of Delvin The Placenames Database of Ireland. Retrieved on 30 May 2015
  2. Barony of Delvin Retrieved on 30 May 2015.
  3. Civil parishes of the barony of Delvin. Placenames Database of Ireland Retrieved on 7 June 2015
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