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


Fir Bhile
Location of Farbill on a map of Westmeath
Location in Ireland
Coordinates: 53°30′09″N 7°08′27″W
  Total143.6 km2 (55.4 sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+0 (WET)
  Summer (DST)UTC+1 (IST (WEST))
Irish Grid ReferenceN570505


Farbill has an area of 35,488.8 acres (143.618 km2).[2] The M4 motorway passes to the south of Kinnegad connecting Dublin with Sligo and the M6 motorway from Galway joins the M4 at Kinnegad. Several regional roads radiate from Kinnegad. Those passing through Farbill are the R148 to Dublin and the R161 to Navan. To the north the R156 passes through Killucan linking the N3 near Clonee in County Meath to the N4 (near Mullingar).

A railway line carrying the national rail company Iarnród Éireann's Dublin to Longford commuter service and Dublin to Sligo intercity service.[3] also passes through the barony. The Royal Canal follows a similar route through Farbill connecting the River Liffey in Dublin to Longford town.

Civil parishes of the barony

This table[4] 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
Killucan Cill Liúcainne

The barony of Farbill consists of just one civil parish, Killucan, however two townlands of Killucan, Greenan and Mucklin, are in the barony of Delvin.

Towns, villages and townlands

There are 76 townlands in the barony of Farbill.[2]


  1. Barony of Farbill The Placenames Database of Ireland Retrieved 30 May 2015
  2. Barony of Farbill townlands.ie Retrieved 30 May 2015
  3. Irish Rail Printable Timetables Archived 2012-08-25 at the Wayback Machine irishrail.ie Retrieved 30 May 2015
  4. Civil parishes of the barony of Farbill The Placenames Database of Ireland Retrieved 7 June 2015]
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