Fore (barony, County Westmeath)

Fore (Irish: Baile Fhobhair) is a barony in northern County Westmeath, Ireland. It was formed by 1672.


Baile Fhobhair
Location of Fore on a map of Westmeath
Location in Ireland
Coordinates: 53°42′43″N 7°18′47″W
  Total199 km2 (77 sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+0 (WET)
  Summer (DST)UTC+1 (IST (WEST))
Irish Grid ReferenceN453738


Fore has an area of 49,056 acres, making it the largest barony in Westmeath but placing it among the smaller baronies in Ireland. Mullaghmeen, the highest point in Westmeath is located in Fore and at 261 metres (856 ft) is the lowest county high point in Ireland. The barony contains three large lakes, Lough Derravaragh, Lough Sheelin and Lough Lene and the River Inny flows through the barony before it connects to the River Shannon. The barony borders the counties of Cavan, Longford and Meath.

Civil parishes of the barony

This table[1] 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
Faughalstown Fochla
Foyran Faobhrán
Kilpatrick Cill Phádraig
Mayne Maighean
Rathgarve Ráth Garbh
St. Feighin's
St. Mary's

Towns and villages

Places of interest


  1. Civil parishes of the barony of Fore. Placenames Database of Ireland Retrieved on 22 July 2015
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