Fartullagh

Fartullagh (Irish: Fir Thulach),[1] previously Tyrrells country,[2] is a barony in south–east County Westmeath, in the Republic of Ireland. It was formed by 1542.[3] It is bordered by County Offaly to the south and three other baronies: Moycashel (to the west), Moyashel and Magheradernon (to the north) and Farbill (to the north–east).

Fartullagh

Fir Thulach
Location of Fartullagh on a map of Westmeath
Fartullagh
Location in Ireland
Coordinates: 53°26′19″N 7°19′00″W
CountryIreland
ProvinceLeinster
CountyWestmeath
Area
  Total159.52 km2 (61.59 sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+0 (WET)
  Summer (DST)UTC+1 (IST (WEST))
Irish Grid ReferenceN454433

Geography

Fartullagh has an area of 39,418.4 acres (159.521 km2).[3] The barony contains the eastern half of one large lake, Lough Ennell, the remainder is contained within the barony of Moyashel and Magheradernon. The River Brosna flows through Lough Ennell, eventually connecting with the River Shannon. The M6 motorway passes to the south of Rochfortbridge and Tyrrellspass, which, together with the M4, links Dublin with Galway.

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
Carrick An Charraig
Castlelost Caisleán Loiste
Clonfad Cluain Fada
Enniscoffey Inis Cofaigh
Kilbride Cill Bhríde
Lynn Lainn
Moylisker Maoileiscir
Mullingar (part of, shared with Moyashel and Magheradernon) An Muileann gCearr
Newtown (part of, shared with Moycashel) An Baile Nua
Pass of Kilbride Bealach Cille Bríde

Only three of the townlands in the civil parish of Newtown are in the barony of Fartullagh, the remainder are in the barony of Moycashel.[5] Similarly only four of the townlands in the civil parish of Mullingar are in the barony of Fartullagh, the remainder are in the barony of Moyashel and Magheradernon.[6]

Towns, villages and townlands

There are 78 townlands in the barony of Fartullagh.[3]

Buildings of Interest

References

  1. Barony of Fartullagh The Placenames Database of Ireland Retrieved 29 May 2015
  2. Irish Act 34 Henry VIII c.1; see Henry VIII Part 3. State Papers. 2. Murray. 1834. p. 7,fn.14.
  3. Barony of Fartullagh townlands.ie Recovered 29 May 2015
  4. Civil parishes of the barony of Fartullagh. Placenames Database of Ireland Recovered 29 May 2015
  5. Newtown civil parish townlands in Fartullagh. The IreAtlas Townland Database. Retrieved 13 July 2015
  6. Mullingar civil parish townlands in Fartullagh. The IreAtlas Townland Database. Retrieved 13 July 2015
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