List of baronies of Ireland

This is a list of the baronies of Ireland. Baronies were subdivisions of counties, mainly cadastral but with some administrative functions prior to the Local Government (Ireland) Act 1898.

Final list

The final catalogue of baronies numbered 331, with an average area of 255 km2 (98 sq mi; 63,000 acres); therefore, each county was divided, on average, into 10 or 11 baronies. A figure of 273 is also quoted, by combining those divided into half-baronies, as by East/West, North/South, or Upper/Middle/Lower divisions.

Every point in Ireland is in precisely one of the listed divisions. However, the municipal area of the four cities with barony status in 1898 has extended since then into the surrounding baronies. Prior to 1898, the baronies around Dublin City were shrunk accordingly as they ceded land to the expanding city; but there is now land which is both within the current city boundaries and within one of the pre-1898 county baronies. Notably, the Barony of Dublin, created in 1842, is entirely within the city, although still separate from the Barony of Dublin City.

Creation date is sometimes specified as an upper bound (and possibly a lower bound) rather than the precise year:

  • "1542"/"By 1542": Barony created/listed in the Act which divided counties Meath and Westmeath.[1]
  • "By 1574" indicates baronies in Connacht and Thomond (Clare) listed in 1574.[2]
  • "By 1593" indicates baronies in the Pale represented at a 1593 militia hosting at the Hill of Tara.[3]
  • "By 1598" indicates baronies in County Kerry listed on the map of the Desmond or Clancarthy Survey of 1598.[4]
  • "By 1603" indicates baronies in County Fermanagh recorded by the commission which met on Devenish Island in July 1603.[5]
  • "By 1609" indicates baronies included in maps of the escheated counties of Ulster (made in 1609, reprinted by the Ordnance Survey in 1861).[6][7]
  • "By 1672" indicates baronies depicted in Hiberniae Delineatio, "Perry's Atlas", engraved in 1671-2 by William Petty from the data of the Down Survey. This delimited all, and described most, of the baronies then extant.[8] Many of these baronies had existed since the late 16th century.
  • "By 1792" indicates baronies listed in 1792 in Memoir of a map of Ireland by Daniel Beaufort.
  • "Divided by 1821" indicates where a single barony in Hiberniae Delineatio corresponds to two (half-)baronies in the 1821 census data. These divisions had been effected by varying statutory means in the intervening decades.
County Name Irish name Date Area[9]
(acres, 1872)
Notes
Antrim Antrim LowerAontroim Íochtarach[i 1] Divided 1792–1798[10][11]80,826 Named after Antrim town
Antrim Antrim UpperAontroim Uachtarach[i 1] Divided 1792–1798[10][11]36,489 Named after Antrim town
Antrim Belfast LowerBéal Feirste Íochtarach[i 1] Divided 1792–1798[10][11]56,142 Named after Belfast town (now city)
Antrim Belfast UpperBéal Feirste Uachtarach[i 1] Divided 1792–1798[10][11]32,942 Named after Belfast town (now city)
Antrim CarrickfergusCarraig Fhearghais[i 1] By 1325[n 1][12]16,702 Formerly a county corporate: the County of the Town of Carrickfergus
Antrim Cary or CareyCathraí[i 1] By 167275,035 Named after the Cothrugu (Cotraigib, Crotraigib), an ancient tribe.
Antrim Dunluce LowerDún Libhse Íochtarach[i 1] Divided 1792–1798[10][11]30,575 See also Dunluce Castle.
Antrim Dunluce UpperDún Libhse Uachtarach[i 1] Divided 1792–1798[10][11]52,788 See also Dunluce Castle.
Antrim Glenarm LowerGleann Arma Íochtarach[i 1] Divided 1792–1798[10][11]64,945 Named after Glenarm village
Antrim Glenarm UpperGleann Arma Uachtarach[i 1] Divided 1792–1798[10][11]24,032 Named after Glenarm village
Antrim KilconwayCoill Chonmhaí[i 1] By 167268,640 Name means "forest of the Conmhaícne".
Antrim Massereene LowerMása Ríona Íochtarach[i 1] Divided 1792–1798[10][11]27,228 Namesake of Viscount Massereene. The name means "Queen's hill" and originally belonged to a monastery.
Antrim Massereene UpperMása Ríona Uachtarach[i 1] Divided 1792–1798[10][11]56,675 Namesake of Viscount Massereene. The name means "Queen's hill" and originally belonged to a monastery.
Antrim Toome LowerTuaim Íochtarach[i 1] Divided 1792–1798[10][11]36,135 Named after Toome village
Antrim Toome UpperTuaim Uachtarach[i 1] Divided 1792–1798[10][11]47,571 Named after Toome village
Armagh ArmaghArd Mhacha[i 2] By 160947,645 Named after Armagh town (now city)
Armagh Fews LowerNa Feá Íochtaracha[i 2] Divided by 1745;[13] Fews by 160929,757 From Irish Na Feadha, "The lengths"
Armagh Fews UpperNa Feá Uachtaracha[i 2] Divided by 1745;[13] Fews by 160947,433 From Irish Na Feadha, "The lengths"
Armagh Oneilland EastUí Nialláin Thoir[i 2] Divided 1792–1807;[14][15] Oneilland by 160920,890 Named after the Uí Nialláin tribe — not to be confused with the O'Neills.
Armagh Oneilland WestUí Nialláin Thiar[i 2] Divided 1792–1807;[14][15] Oneilland by 160957,584 Named after the Uí Nialláin tribe — not to be confused with the O'Neills.
Armagh Orior LowerNa hOirthir Íochtaracha[i 2] Divided 1792–1807;[14][15] Orior by 160931,927 From the tribe of the Airthir ("easterners"), part of the Airgíalla.
Armagh Orior UpperNa hOirthir Uachtaracha[i 2] Divided 1792–1807;[14][15] Orior by 160949,086 From the tribe of the Airthir ("easterners"), part of the Airgíalla.
Armagh Tiranny or Turaney[16]Tuath Threana[i 2] By 160927,397 Named after the Uí Threna tribe.
Carlow CarlowCeatharlach[i 3] By 167231,353 Named after Carlow town
Carlow ForthFotharta[i 3] By 167239,510 Named from the Irish Fothairt Mag Feá, "fothairt of the beech plain." A fothairt was a kingdom not ruled by a branch of the provincial ruling family.
Carlow Idrone EastUí Dhróna Thoir[i 3] Divided in 1799[17]52,857 Named after the ancient ruling family, the Uí Dróna.
Carlow Idrone WestUí Dhróna Thiar[i 3] Divided in 1799[17]23,066 Named after the ancient ruling family, the Uí Dróna.
Carlow RathvillyRáth Bhile[i 3] By 167244,806 Named after Rathvilly village
Carlow St. Mullin's LowerTigh Moling Íochtarach[i 3] Divided by 1841[16]21,914 Named after St Mullin's village. Does not border St. Mullin's Upper.
Carlow St. Mullin's UpperTigh Moling Uachtarach[i 3] Divided by 1841[16]7,784 Named after St. Mullin's village; the land was a detached fragment of the original St. Mullin's barony, and does not border St. Mullin's Lower.
CavanCastlerahanCaisleán Raithin[i 4] By 160969,279 Named after Castlerahan parish.
Cavan ClankeeClann Chaoich[i 4] By 160964,377 The name means "Caoch's clan"; Caoch (meaning "blind" or "squint") was the nickname of Niall mac Cathal na Beithí mac Annadh Ó Raghallaigh (died 1296).[18]
Cavan ClanmahonClann Mhathúna[i 4] By 160951,170 The name means "Mathúin's clan."
Cavan Loughtee LowerLucht Tí Íochtarach[i 4] Divided by 1821; Loughtee by 160928,240 Name derives from Loch an Toíghe, "lake of the house."
Cavan Loughtee UpperLucht Tí Uachtarach[i 4] Divided by 1821; Loughtee by 160963,842 Name derives from Loch an Toíghe, "lake of the house."
Cavan TullygarveyTeallach Ghairbhíth[i 4] By 160959,871 The name means "tribe of Gairbhéith".
Cavan TullyhawTeallach Eathach[i 4] By 160989,852 The name means "Eochaid's tribe", referring to a king of c. AD 700.
Cavan Tullyhunco or Tulloghonoho[16]Teallach Dhúnchadha By 160939,624 The name means "Dúnchadh's tribe."
Clare Bunratty LowerBun Raite Íochtarach[i 5] Divided by 1841[16]57,314 Named after Bunratty village. Bunratty aka Dangan-i-viggan or Dangan existed by 1574.[2]
Clare Bunratty UpperBun Raite Uachtarach[i 5] Divided by 1841[16]53,595 Named after Bunratty village. Bunratty aka Dangan-i-viggan or Dangan existed by 1574.
Clare BurrenBoirinn[i 5] By 157474,360 The barony is called "Burren"; the region is now usually "The Burren", a name meaning "great rock." Formerly aka Gragans.[2]
Clare ClonderalawCluain idir Dhá Lá[i 5] By 157475,878 Named after Clonderalaw Castle. Formerly aka East Corkewasken.[2]
Clare CorcomroeCorca Mrua[i 5] By 157461,385 Named after the Corco Modhruadh, formerly the ruling dynasty in the area. Formerly aka Dowaghy connoghor/Tuoghmore y Conour.[2]
Clare Ibrickan or Ibrickane[16]Uí Bhreacáin[i 5] By 167256,696 Named after the Uí Bhreacáin, formerly the ruling dynasty in the area
Clare InchiquinInse Uí Chuinn[i 5] By 167288,387 Name is Irish for "Quinn's water meadow." Namesake of Baron Inchiquin
Clare IslandsNa hOileáin[i 5] By 157463,592 Name refers to the islands of the Fergus estuary. Formerly aka Cloynerawde/Clonraude[2]
Clare MoyartaMaigh Fhearta[i 5] By 157468,679 Name from Irish Mag Fearta, "plain of graves". Formerly aka West Corkewasken.[2]
Clare Tulla LowerAn Tulach Íochtarach[i 5] Divided by 1841[16]73,454 Named after Tulla town. Tully (formerly aka Tullaghnenaspule/Tullaghenaspy) existed by 1574
Clare Tulla UpperAn Tulach Uachtarach[i 5] Divided by 1841[16]94,919 Named after Tulla town. Tully (formerly aka Tullaghnenaspule/Tullaghenaspy) existed by 1574
Cork BantryBeanntraí[i 6] By 167259,216 Named after Bantry town
Cork BarrettsBaróidigh[i 6] By 167231,761 Named after the Barrett family.
Cork BarrymoreBarraigh Mhóra[i 6] By 1672148,143 Namesake of the Earl of Barrymore. Name means "Great Barrys."
Cork BearBéarra[i 6] By 167289,986 Namesake of the Beara Peninsula. It is said to be named after a princess named Béirre, or possibly settlers from Iberia.
Cork Carbery East, East DivisionCairbrigh Thoir, an Roinn Thoir[i 6] Divided by 1821[n 2]67,235 Formerly one large barony of Carbery, named after the Uí Chairpre.
Cork Carbery East, West DivisionCairbrigh Thoir, an Roinn Thiar[i 6] Divided by 1821[n 2]105,141 Formerly one large barony of Carbery, named after the Uí Chairpre.
Cork Carbery West, East DivisionCairbrigh Thiar, an Roinn Thoir[i 6] Divided by 1821[n 2]79,263 Formerly one large barony of Carbery, named after the Uí Chairpre.
Cork Carbery West, West DivisionCairbrigh Thiar, an Roinn Thiar[i 6] Divided by 1821[n 2]109,178 Formerly one large barony of Carbery, named after the Uí Chairpre.
Cork Condons and ClangibbonCondúnaigh agus Clann Ghiobúin[i 6] By 167278,481 The territories of two families: the Condons or Cauntons, and the FitzGibbons or White Knight[19]
Cork Cork CityCathair Chorcaí[i 6] 1608[n 1][20]2,265 Formerly a county corporate, originally including the Liberties which later formed the separate Barony of Cork. It contains 7 civil parishes.
Cork CorkCorcaigh[i 6] By 184143,813 Formed from the "Liberties of Cork", the portion previously within the County of the city of Cork which was not within the borough of Cork.
Cork CourceysCúrsaigh[i 6] By 16728,812 Named after the de Courcy barons.
Cork DuhallowDúiche Ealla[i 6] By 1672232,328 Name means "land of the Munster Blackwater".
Cork FermoyMainistir Fhear Maí[i 6] By 1672121,188 Namesake of Fermoy town, which is actually in Condons and Clangibbon
Cork Ibane and BarryroeUí Bhamhna agus Barraigh Rua[i 6] United by 1711[21]35,291 Ibane and Barryroe are peninsulas on opposite sides of Clonakilty Bay[22] The names mean, respectively, "Descendants of Bamna" and "Red-haired Barrys."
Cork ImokillyUí Mhic Coille[i 6] By 167293,617 Named after the Uí Meic Caille, a sept of the Uí Liatháin.
Cork KerrycurrihyCiarraí Cuirche[i 6] Divided by 182123,957 Kerrycurrihy and Kinalea united in Down Survey. A tribal name: the Ciarraige Cuirchi.
Cork KinaleaCineál Aodha[i 6] Divided by 182150,692 Kerrycurrihy and Kinalea united in Down Survey. The "tribe of Aéd."
Cork KinalmeakyCineál mBéice[i 6] By 167236,068 Named after the Cenél mBeice "Beice's people", a sept of the O'Mahonys.
Cork KinnatalloonCoill na Talún[i 6] By 167227,718 The name means "Tolamhnach's forest," referring to a 7th-century chief of the Uí Liatháin.
Cork KinsaleCionn tSáile[i 6] By 1672[n 3]12,430 Named after Kinsale town
Cork Muskerry EastMúscraí Thoir[i 6] Divided by 1821122,874 Namesake of Baron Muskerry. The only barony split between the East and West Ridings of County Cork.[16] Named after the ancient tribe of the Múscraige.
Cork Muskerry WestMúscraí Thiar[i 6] Divided by 1821188,487 Namesake of Baron Muskerry. Named after the ancient tribe of the Múscraige.
Cork Orrery and KilmoreOrbhraí agus An Choill Mhór[i 6] United by 182169,346 Namesake of Earl of Orrery. Named after the Orbhraighe tribe, while Kilmore means "great forest."
Donegal BanaghBáinigh[i 7] Divided in 1791[24]177,288 Territory of the Cinel Boghaine, descended from Niall of the Nine Hostages. Combined with Boylagh till 1791
Donegal BoylaghBaollaigh[i 7] Divided in 1791[24]156,245 Territory of the O'Boyles. Combined with Banagh till 1791
Donegal Inishowen (or Innishowen) East[16]Inis Eoghain Thoir[i 7] Divided by 1851[16]123,356 Name means "Eoghan's peninsula."
Donegal Inishowen (or Innishowen) West[16]Inis Eoghain Thiar[i 7] Divided by 1851[16]76,828 Name means "Eoghan's peninsula."
Donegal KilmacrenanCill Mhic Réanáin[i 7] By 1672310,325 Named after Kilmacrenan village
Donegal Raphoe NorthRáth Bhoth Thuaidh[i 7] Divided 1807–1821[25]80,610 Named after Raphoe town
Donegal Raphoe SouthRáth Bhoth Theas[i 7] Divided 1807–1821[25]140,841 Named after Raphoe town
Donegal TirhughTír Aodha[i 7] By 1672125,828 Name means "Aodh's country."
Down Ards (or Ardes) Lower[16] An Aird Íochtarach[i 8] Divided by 1851[16]38,462 Namesake of the Ards Peninsula. Aird is Irish for "promontory."
Down Ards (or Ardes) Upper[16] An Aird Uachtarach[i 8] Divided by 1851[16]29,697 Namesake of the Ards Peninsula. Aird is Irish for "promontory." Includes the feudal barony of Middle Ards within its territory.
Down Castlereagh LowerAn Caisleán Riabhach Íochtarach[i 8] Divided by 1841[16]51,452 Named after Castlereagh townland. Gives its name to the borough of Castlereagh.
Down Castlereagh UpperAn Caisleán Riabhach Uachtarach[i 8] Divided by 1841[16] 53,856 Named after Castlereagh townland. Gives its name to the borough of Castlereagh.
Down DufferinAn Duifrian[i 8] By 167217,208 Name from the Irish duibhthrian (black third).
Down Iveagh Lower, Lower HalfUíbh Eachach Íochtarach, An Leath Íochtair[i 8] Divided by 1851[16]46,057 Named after the Uí Echach Cobo, a Gaelic people and territory in the region.
Down Iveagh Lower, Upper HalfUíbh Eachach Íochtarach, An Leath Uachtair[i 8] Divided by 1851[16]47,538 Named after the Uí Echach Cobo, a Gaelic people and territory in the region.
Down Iveagh Upper, Lower HalfUíbh Eachach Uachtarach, An Leath Íochtair[i 8] Divided by 1851[16]96,317 Named after the Uí Echach Cobo, a Gaelic people and territory in the region.
Down Iveagh Upper, Upper HalfUíbh Eachach Uachtarach, An Leath Uachtair[i 8] Divided by 1851[16]63,249 Named after the Uí Echach Cobo, a Gaelic people and territory in the region.
Down KinelartyCineál Fhártaigh[i 8] By 167240,322 Name means "Faghartach's kindred."
Down Lecale LowerLeath Cathail Íochtarach[i 8] Divided by 1851[16]30,920 Namesake of the Lecale peninsula. The name means "Cathal's half."
Down Lecale UpperLeath Cathail Uachtarach[i 8] Divided by 1851[16]30,521 Namesake of the Lecale peninsula. The name means "Cathal's half."
Down Lordship of NewryAn tIúr[i 8] By 167215,813 The historic Lordship encompassed lands on both sides of the Down-Armagh border. Later, the jurisdiction of the "Lordship of Newry" for baronial presentment sessions extended only to County Down. Newry town (now city) is now entirely within County Down.
Down MourneMúrna[i 8] By 167247,822 Named after the Mourne Mountains. A half-barony in the Down Survey.[8]
Dublin Balrothery EastBaile an Ridire Thoir[i 9] Divided 1842[26]30,005 Named after Balrothery village. Balrothery existed by 1593.[3]
Dublin Balrothery WestBaile an Ridire Thiar[i 9] Divided 1842[26]25,195 Named after Balrothery village. Balrothery existed by 1593.[3]
Dublin CastleknockCaisleán Cnucha[i 9] By 159321,371 Named after Castleknock village (now suburban); from 1861, reduced in size by the expanded borders of Dublin city[16]
Dublin CoolockAn Chúlóg[i 9] By 159326,614 Named after the historical village of Coolock, now suburban; from 1861, reduced in size by the expanded borders of Dublin city[16]
Dublin DublinBaile Átha Cliath[i 9] 18401,693[27] Created by the 1840 Acts from land previously liberties in the county of the City. Its name and area were confirmed by the Dublin Baronies Act 1842. That the Barony of Dublin and the Barony of Dublin City are distinct is shown by a 1985 statutory instrument adjusting their boundaries,[28] and the inclusion of the 1842 Act in a 2007 list of unrepealed legislation.[29] Both baronies lie within the former county borough of Dublin, since 2001 redesignated the City of Dublin.
Dublin Dublin CityCathair Bhaile Átha Cliath[i 9] 1548[n 1][31]2,114[n 4] Formerly a county corporate
Dublin NethercrossAn Chrois Íochtarach[i 9] By 167221,818 Named after a cross erected by Saint Cainnech in Finglas. Compare Uppercross.
Dublin NewcastleAn Caisleán Nua[i 9] By 159322,876 Named after the village of Newcastle, County Dublin. Not related to the Wicklow barony of Newcastle. In the Down Survey, Newscastle and Uppercross were not distinguished.
Dublin RathdownRáth an Dúin[i 9] By 159329,974 A half-barony from 1606, with the Wicklow half-barony of Rathdown separated out.[32] From 1861, reduced in size by the expanded borders of Dublin city.[16] Named after Rathdown Castle.
Dublin UppercrossAn Chrois Uachtarach[i 9] 1792–1821[33]37,307 Compare Nethercross. In the Down Survey, Uppercross and Newcastle were not distinguished. From 1861, reduced in size by the expanded borders of Dublin city[16]
Fermanagh Clanawley or Glenawley[16]Clann Amhlaoibh[i 10] By 160372,894 "Awley" is from Mac Amhlaoibh and Mac Amhalghaidh (Irish septs)
Fermanagh Clankelly or Clonkelly[16]Clann Cheallaigh[i 10] By 160339,067 Clan of the Kellys
Fermanagh CooleAn Chúil[i 10] By 160317,320 A half-barony in the Down Survey.[8] Name means "corner."
Fermanagh KnockninnyCnoc Ninnidh[i 10] By 160327,732 Named after the hill of Saint Ninnidh
Fermanagh LurgLorg[i 10] By 160366,163 Named after the Tuath Luirg (Fir Luirg; "tribe/men of the path").
Fermanagh MagheraboyAn Machaire Buí[i 10] By 160379,038 Name means "yellow plain"
Fermanagh MagherastephanaAn Machaire Steafánach[i 10] By 160358,979 Name origin unclear; "plain of the FitzStephens?"
Fermanagh TirkennedyTír Cheannada[i 10] By 160356,267 Named after Fergus son of Cremthann, nicknamed Cennfhota ("long head"). No relation to the surname Kennedy.
Galway Aran or Arran[16]Árainn[i 11] By 157411,287 Conterminous with the Aran Islands; Inishmore (Árainn Mhór) is named for its shape (ara = kidney)
Galway AthenryBaile Átha an Rí[i 11] By 167225,782 Named after Athenry town; called "Halfe Barony and liberties of Athenrey" in the Down Survey.
Galway BallymoeBéal Átha Mó[i 11] By 167289,270 Named after Ballymoe village; Half with Ballymoe, County Roscommon. Full barony existed in Galway by 1574.
Galway BallynahinchBaile na hInse[i 11] By 1574189,813 Named after Ballynahinch town; "Ballenanen" in Down Survey (or Hibernia Delinateo)
Galway ClareBaile Chláir[i 11] By 1574127,486 Namesake of the River Clare and village of Claregalway. The name means "[river of the] plain."
Galway Clonmacnowen or Clonmacnoon[16]Cluain Mhac nEoghain[i 11] By 167235,467 "Clanemtoneen" in Down Survey (or Hibernia Delinateo). Name means "Valley of the sons of Eoghan."
Galway DunkellinDún Coillín[i 11] By 157483,371 Name means "Coillín's hillfort"
Galway DunmoreDún Mór[i 11] By 157471,011 Named after Dunmore village
Galway GalwayGaillimh[i 11] 1610[n 1][34]22,492 Formerly a county corporate: the county of the Town (now city) of Galway
Galway Kilconnell or Kilconnnel[16]Cill Chonaill[i 11] By 157464,819 Named after Kilconnell village
Galway KillianCill Liatháin[i 11] By 157452,388 Name means "Liatháin's church"
Galway KiltartanCill Tartan[i 11] By 157465,664 "Killcartar" in Down Survey (or Hibernia Delinateo). Was originally named after Saint Attracta's church. Kiltaraght in 1574.
Galway LeitrimLiatroim[i 11] By 1574109,567 Now also partly in Clare. Name means "grey ridge."
Galway LongfordAn Longfort[i 11] By 157496,506 Name means "ship landing-ground", referring to a longphort on a tributary of the River Shannon.
Galway LoughreaBaile Locha Riach[i 11] By 157464,406 Named after Loughrea town; called "Half Barony of Lougheagh" in the Down Survey.
Galway MoycullenMaigh Cuilinn[i 11] By 1574202,386 Named after Moycullen village
Galway RossAn Ros[i 11] By 157477,351 In County Mayo in 1574; transferred to Galway within decades; since 1898 partly in Mayo. The name means "The promontory."
Galway TiaquinTigh Dachoinne[i 11] By 1574110,135 Name means "House of double coign."
Kerry ClanmauriceClann Mhuiris[i 12] By 1598120,520 Name means "Maurice's clan", referring to Maurice FitzGerald, 1st Earl of Desmond.
Kerry CorkaguinyCorca Dhuibhne[i 12] By 1598138,605 Named after the ancient ruling tribe, the Corcu Duibne.
Kerry Dunkerron NorthDún Ciaráin Thuaidh[i 12] Divided by 1851[16]72,414 Namesake of Dunkerron Castle. Name means "Ciarán's hillfort."
Kerry Dunkerron SouthDún Ciaráin Theas[i 12] Divided by 1851[16]96,289 Namesake of Dunkerron Castle. Name means "Ciarán's hillfort."
Kerry Glanarought or Glanerought[16]Gleann na Ruachtaí[i 12] By 1598121,865 Name means "Valley of the O'Roughty."
Kerry IraghticonnorOireacht Uí Chonchúir[i 12] By 159888,105 Name means "Inheritance of the O'Connors."
Kerry IveraghUíbh Ráthach[i 12] By 1598159,980 Name means "Descendants of Ráthach." On the Kilcoolaght East ogham stone (CIIC 211), this name appears in the Primitive Irish form Rittaveccas.
Kerry Magunihy or Magonhy[16]Maigh gCoinchinn[i 12] By 1598166,427 Name means "Coinchinn's plain"; a personal name meaning wolf-warrior."
Kerry Trughanacmy or Trughenackmy[16]Triúcha an Aicme[i 12] By 1598194,593 Name means "cantred of the tribe."
Kildare Carbury or CarberyCairbre[i 13] By 167248,286 Named after Carbury
Kildare ClaneClaonadh[i 13] By 159332,023 Named after Clane village
Kildare Connell or Great Connell[8]Connail[i 13] By 159334,785 Named after [Old] Connell, a holy site and ford near Newbridge.
Kildare Ikeathy and OughteranyUí Chéithigh agus Uachtar Fhine[i 13] United by 160825,753 The baronies of Ikeathy and Oughterany were united some time between 1558 and 1608.[35] "Okeathy Ocerny" in 1593.[3]
Kildare KilcullenCill Chuillinn[i 13] By 15938,492 Named after Kilcullen town. A half-barony in the Down Survey.[8]
Kildare Kilkea and MooneCill Chá agus Maoin[i 13] By 159346,286 Named after the villages of Kilkea and Moone.
Kildare Naas NorthAn Nás Thuaidh[i 13] By 159325,579 Named after Naas town. "Naas Upper" in 1593.[3]
Kildare Naas SouthAn Nás Theas[i 13] By 159327,478 Named after Naas town. "Naas Nether" in 1593.[3]
Kildare Narragh and Reban East[16]An Fhorrach agus an Réabán Thoir[i 13] Divided by 1807[36][n 5]21,374 Named after Narragh and Rheban Castle. Namesake of the hereditary Barony of Norragh.
Kildare Narragh and Reban West[16]An Fhorrach agus an Réabán Thiar[i 13] Divided by 1807[36][n 5]22,136 (See Narragh and Reban East)
Kildare Offaly EastUíbh Fhailí Thoir[i 13] Divided by 1807[36]47,029 Named after Uí Failghe; also the name of County Offaly to the west. Barony of Offaly existed in 1593.[3]
Kildare Offaly WestUíbh Fhailí Thiar[i 13] Divided by 1807[36]40,603 (see Offaly West)
Kildare North SaltAn Léim Thuaidh[i 13] Divided by 1807[38]21,930 "Salt" derived from Saltus Salmonis, the Latin name for Leixlip. Barony of Salt existed by 1593.[3]
Kildare South SaltAn Léim Theas[i 13] Divided by 1807[38]16,655 (See North Salt)
Kilkenny CallanCallainn[i 14] By 16725,653 Named after Callan town; "Callen Liberties" in Down Survey. The 1836 Act "for removing doubts" explicitly states the town and liberties "shall be deemed and taken to be a barony"[39]
Kilkenny Crannagh or Crannach[16]Crannach[i 14] By 167258,675 Name means "abounding in trees."
Kilkenny Fassadinin or Fassadining[16]Fásach an Deighnín[i 14] By 167268,174 Name means "wilderness by the River Dinan."
Kilkenny GalmoyGabhalmhaigh[i 14] By 167240,236 Name means "plain of the River Goul.3
Kilkenny GowranGabhrán[i 14] By 1672111,706 Named after Gowran village
Kilkenny Ida, or "Ida, Igrinn and Iberchon"Uí Dheá[i 14] By 167260,132 Now also partly in Wexford. A tribal name: the Uí Dheaghaidh, descendants of Deagaid.
Kilkenny IverkUíbh Eirc[i 14] By 167240,528 Name means "descendants of Erc."
Kilkenny KellsCeanannas[i 14] By 167238,376 Named after Kells, County Kilkenny.
Kilkenny KilculliheenCill Choilchín[i 14] By 1848[40]2,139 Originally a civil parish in the county of the city of Waterford, transferred to the county in 1840. Its status as a barony separate from Gaultier was not recognised by the census until 1871.[41] It was transferred to County Kilkenny in 1898. It is now also partly in the city of Waterford.
Kilkenny KilkennyCill Chainnigh[i 14] 1610[n 1][42]921 Formerly a county corporate: the County of the city of Kilkenny
Kilkenny KnocktopherCnoc an Tóchair[i 14] By 167246,765 Named after Knocktopher village
Kilkenny ShillelogherSíol Fhaolchair[i 14] By 167236,684 A tribal name, meaning "descendants of Faolchar", a name meaning "wolf-love."
Laois BallyadamsBaile Ádaim[i 15] By 167224,081 Named after Ballyadams Castle
Laois ClandonaghClann Donnchadha[i 15] 1846[n 6]43,733 One of three traditional subunits of Upper Ossory, which was extant as a barony by 1657 and formally abolished in 1846.[43] "Clan Dunphy", named after the descendants of Donnchad Midi.
Laois ClarmallaghClár Maí Locha[i 15] 1846[n 6]43,533 One of three traditional subunits of Upper Ossory, which was extant as a barony by 1657 and formally abolished in 1846.[43] Name means "Flat land of Maigh Locha [lake plain]", referring to Grantstown Lake.
Laois Cullenagh or Cullinagh[16]Cuileannach[i 15] By 167244,094 Named after the Cullenagh Mountains.
Laois Maryborough EastPort Laoise Thoir[i 15] Divided by 1807[44]25,160 Named after Portlaoise, formerly named Maryborough
Laois Maryborough WestPort Laoise Thiar[i 15] Divided by 1807[44]41,914 Named after Portlaoise, formerly named Maryborough
Laois Portnahinch or Portnehinch[16]Port na hInse[i 15] By 167235,835 Named after Portnahinch, a landing-ground on the River Barrow.
Laois Slievemargy, Slewmergie, Slieuemargue, Slieuemargy[16]Sliabh Mairge[i 15] By 167235,490 Named after the Slievemargy hills. Now also partly in Carlow
Laois StradballyAn Sráidbhaile[i 15] By 167227,895 Named after Stradbally village
Laois Tinnahinch or Tinnehinch[16]Tigh na hInse[i 15] By 167254,187 Named after Tinnahinch village
Laois Upper Woods or UpperwoodsAn Choill Uachtarach[i 15] 1846[n 6]48,926 One of three traditional subunits of Upper Ossory, which was extant as a barony by 1657 and formally abolished in 1846.[43] Named after the forests of the Slieve Bloom Mountains.
Leitrim CarrigallenCarraig Álainn[i 16] By 167262,395 Named after Carrigallen
Leitrim DrumahaireDroim Dhá Thiar[i 16] By 1574110,146 Named after Drumahaire. Considered part of Sligo in 1574.
Leitrim LeitrimLiatroim[i 16] By 157459,164 Named after Leitrim village. Considered part of Sligo in 1574.
Leitrim MohillMaothail[i 16] By 167262,904 Named after Mohill
Leitrim Rosclougher or Rossclogher[16]Ros Clochair[i 16] By 167281,601 Named after Rosclogher Castle.
Limerick ClanwilliamClann Liam[i 17] By 167255,627 Name means "clan of William de Burgh."
Limerick Connello (or Conello) Lower[16]Conallaigh Íochtaracha[i 17] Divided by 182147,850 Territory of the O'Connells.
Limerick Connello (or Conello) Upper[16]Conallaigh Uachtaracha[i 17] Divided by 182161,256 Territory of the O'Connells.
Limerick CoonaghUí Chuanach[i 17] By 167236,323 Name means "descendants of Cuana."
Limerick CoshleaCois Sléibhe[i 17] By 167295,232 Name literally means "foot of the mountain."
Limerick CoshmaCois Máighe[i 17] By 167249,018 Name means "edge of the plain."
Limerick GlenquinGleann an Choim[i 17] By 1841[16]96,402 Prior to 1841, part of Connello Upper.[45]
Limerick KenryCaonraí[i 17] By 167226,222 From the Cáenraige, an ancient tribe.
Limerick Kilmallock or Kilmallock Liberties[16]Cill Mocheallóg[i 17] By 16724,074 Named after Kilmallock. Not enumerated in the 1821 census.[16]
Limerick Limerick CityCathair Luimnigh[i 17] 1609[n 1][46]2,074 Formerly a county corporate; includes the "[South] Liberties" of Down Survey
Limerick North Liberties of Limerick cityNa Líbeartaí Thuaidh[i 17] By 1872[9][16]3,050 formerly Liberties; the "North Liberties" were record separately from the "South Liberties" in the Down Survey.
Limerick OwneybegUaithne Beag[i 17] By 167227,211 The territory of Uaithni encompassed Owneybeg and part of Owney and Arra
Limerick PubblebrienPobal Bhriain[i 17] By 167230,138 Name means "Brian's people", referring to Brian Boru.
Limerick ShanidSeanaid[i 17] By 1841[16]84,075 Prior to 1841, part of Connello Lower.[45]
Limerick SmallcountyAn Déis Bheag[i 18] By 167244,424 The Irish name means "the little vassal tribe"; see Deisi.
Londonderry ColeraineCúil Raithin[i 19] By 1591[47]85,836 Named after Coleraine town, although the town itself is in the North East Liberties of Coleraine. A half-barony in 1807,[48] including the south-west liberties of Coleraine.[49]
Londonderry Keenaght or Kenaught[16]Cianachta[i 19] By 1591 (as Limavady)[47]130,329 Named after the Ciannachta tribe, descended from Tadc mac Céin.
Londonderry LoughinsholinLoch Inse Uí Fhloinn[i 19] By 1591[47]171,662 Name means "lough of O'Lynn's island", referring to a lake containing a crannóg.
Londonderry North East Liberties of ColeraineLíbeartaí Thoir Thuaidh Chúil Raithin[i 19] By 167218,005 formerly Liberties of Coleraine town.
Londonderry North-West Liberties of LondonderryLíbeartaí Thiar Thuaidh Dhoire[i 19] By 167211,506 formerly Liberties of Londonderry city.
Londonderry Tirkeeran or Tyrkeeran[16]Tír Mhic Caoirthinn[i 19] By 1591 (as Anagh)[47]94,014 A half-barony in 1807,[48] including the south-east liberties of Londonderry.[49] Name means "land of the sons of Cartin."
Longford ArdaghArdach[i 20] By 1629[50]40,223 Named after Ardagh village
Longford GranardGránard[i 20] By 1629[51]63,857 Named after Granard village
Longford LongfordAn Longfort[i 20] By 1629[52]57,243 Named after Longford town
Longford MoydowMaigh Dumha[i 20] By 1629[53]34,470 Named after Moydow village
Longford RathclineRáth Claon[i 20] By 1629[54]40,421 Named after Rathcline Castle.
Longford Shrule or Abbeyshrule[16]Sruthail[i 20] By 1629[55]21,006 Named after Abbeyshrule
Louth ArdeeBaile Átha Fhirdhia[i 21] By 159353,832 Named after Ardee town
Louth DroghedaDroichead Átha[i 21] 1412[n 1][56]4,497[57] Formerly a county corporate. A barony separate from the county was formed in 1840 from the portion previously within the County of the town of Drogheda which was not within the town of Drogheda. In 1844 was expected to be soon absorbed into Ferrard.[58]
Louth Dundalk LowerDún Dealgan Íochtarach[i 21] Divided by 182137,803 Named after Dundalk town
Louth Dundalk UpperDún Dealgan Uachtarach[i 21] Divided by 182130,750 Named after Dundalk town
Louth FerrardFir Arda[i 21] By 159348,806 From Fera Arda Ciannachta, "men of high Ciannachta." Namesake of Viscount Massereene and Ferrard
Louth Louth[i 21] By 167225,704 Named after Louth village
Mayo BurrishooleBuiríos Umhaill[i 22] By 1574145,172 Named after Burrishoole Castle; a few sources list Burrishoole split into "Burrishoole North" and "Burrishoole South"[59]
Mayo CarraCeara[i 22] By 1574134,206 Named after Carra village. Called Burriscarra/Burisker in 1574.
Mayo ClanmorrisClann Mhuiris[i 22] By 157469,252 Namesake of Baron Clanmorris. Name means "Muiris' family." Called Croslwyhin/Crossboyne in 1574.
Mayo Costello or ClancostelloCoistealaigh[i 22] By 1574143,874 Now also partly in Roscommon. Named after the Hiberno-Norman MacOisdealbhaigh (Costello) family. Called Beallahaunes/Ballyhaunis in 1574
Mayo ErrisIorras[i 22] By 1672230,452 Named after Erris village. A half-barony in the Gilbert Manuscript of the Down Survey.[8] "Kunermore[Invermore], containing Erest [Erris] and Dondonell" is barony listed in 1574.
Mayo GallenGaileanga[i 22] By 1574119,153 Named after the Gailenga tribe. Beallalahane in 1574.
Mayo KilmaineCill Mheáin[i 22] By 157495,284 Named after Kilmaine village
Mayo MurriskMuraisc[i 22] By 1574137,061 Named after Murrisk village
Mayo Tirawley or TyrawleyTír Amhlaidh[i 22] By 1574246,822 Name means "Amlaid's land", referring to Amalgaid mac Fiachrae. "Many"/Moyne in 1574.
Meath Deece LowerDéise Íochtarach[i 23] Divided by 1807[60]20,013 Deece barony present by 1542. Named after the Déisi Becc.
Meath Deece UpperDéise Uachtarach[i 23] Divided by 1807[60]28,763 Deece barony present by 1542. Named after the Déisi Becc.
Meath Duleek LowerDamhliag Íochtarach[i 23] Divided by 1807[61]37,772 Named after Duleek village. Now also partly in Louth. Duleek barony present by 1542
Meath Duleek UpperDamhliag Uachtarach[i 23] Divided by 1807[61]28,463 Named after Duleek village. Duleek barony present by 1542
Meath DunboyneDún Búinne[i 23] By 154216,781 Named after Dunboyne town.
Meath Fore or Demifore[16]Baile Fhobhair[i 23] By 154242,388 Half with Fore, County Westmeath since 1542. Named after Fore Abbey.
Meath Kells LowerCeanannas Íochtarach[i 23] Divided by 1807[62]36,171 Named after Kells town. Kells barony present by 1542
Meath Kells UpperCeanannas Uachtarach[i 23] Divided by 1807[62]49,552 Named after Kells town. Kells barony present by 1542
Meath LuneLuíne[i 23] By 154239,326 Named after the Luighne tribe.
Meath MorgallionMachaire Gaileang[i 23] By 154231,492 Name means "plain of the Gailenga", a medieval tribe.
Meath Moyfenrath (or Moyfenragh) Lower[16]Maigh Fionnráithe Íochtarach[i 23] Divided by 1807[63]40,313 Moyfenrath barony present by 1542. The name means "plain of the fair fort."
Meath Moyfenrath (or Moyfenragh) Upper[16]Maigh Fionnráithe Uachtarach[i 23] Divided by 1807[63]31,696 Moyfenrath barony present by 1542. The name means "plain of the fair fort."
Meath Navan LowerAn Uaimh Íochtarach[i 23] Divided by 1807[64]25,835 Named after Navan town. Navan barony present by 1542
Meath Navan UpperAn Uaimh Uachtarach[i 23] Divided by 1807[64]17,651 Named after Navan town. Navan barony present by 1542
Meath RatoathRáth Tó[i 23] By 154235,697 Named after Ratoath village.
Meath Skreen or SkryneAn Scrín[i 23] By 154240,891 Named after Skryne village
Meath Slane LowerBaile Shláine Íochtarach[i 23] Divided in 1791[24]26,224 Named after Slane village. Slane barony present by 1542
Meath Slane UpperBaile Shláine Uachtarach[i 23] Divided in 1791[24]29,211 Named after Slane village. Slane barony present by 1542
Monaghan CremorneCríoch Mhúrn[i 24] 1585[65]84,508 From Irish meaning "border of the Mugdorna."
Monaghan Dartree or Dartry[16]Dartraí[i 24] 1585[65]59,610 Name from the ancient kingdom of Dartraighe.
Monaghan FarneyFearnaigh[i 24] 1585[65]67,333 Named from the ancient kingdom of Fernmag, "plain of alders."
Monaghan MonaghanMuineachán[i 24] 1585[65]69,735 Named after Monaghan town.
Monaghan TroughAn Triúcha[i 24] 1585[65]37,376 From the Irish trícha cét, a unit of territory in Medieval Ireland.
Offaly BallyboyBaile Átha Buí[i 25] By 167232,398 Named after Ballyboy village
Offaly BallybrittBaile an Bhriotaigh[i 25] By 167252,378 Named after Ballybritt Castle.
Offaly BallycowenBaile Mhic Comhainn[i 25] By 167238,610 Named after Ballycowan Castle.
Offaly ClonliskCluain Leisc[i 25] By 167249,052 Named after Clonlisk Castle.
Offaly CoolestownBaile an Chúlaígh[i 25] By 167247,866 Named after Coolestown, the former name of Edenderry.
Offaly Eglish or Fercale[8]An Eaglais[i 25] By 167228,697 The name means "church," while Fercale means "men of the churches."
Offaly GarrycastleGarraí an Chaisleáin[i 25] By 1672102,841 Named after Garrycastle
Offaly GeashillGéisill[i 25] By 167230,864 Named after Geashill village
Offaly KilcourseyCill Chuairsí[i 25] By 167219,274 Named after Kilcoursey Castle.
Offaly Philipstown LowerAn Daingean Íochtarach[i 25] Divided by 1807[66]30,669 Named after Philipstown, now renamed Daingean
Offaly Philipstown UpperAn Daingean Uachtarach[i 25] Divided by 1807[66]37,087 Named after Philipstown, now renamed Daingean
Offaly WarrenstownBaile an Bhairínigh[i 25] By 167221,456 Named after Ballybrittain (Warrenstown) Castle.
Roscommon Athlone NorthBaile Átha Luain Thuaidh[i 26] Divided by 1868[67]57,863[68] Named after Athlone town. North and South not separated in 1871 census.[16] The original Athlone barony existed by 1574.
Roscommon Athlone SouthBaile Átha Luain Theas[i 26] Divided by 1868[67]79,659[68] Named after Athlone town. North and South not separated in 1871 census.[16] Now also partly in Westmeath. The original Athlone barony existed by 1574.
Roscommon Ballintober NorthBaile an Tobair Thuaidh[i 26] Divided by 1841[16]30,853 Named after Ballintober town (now in Castlereagh barony.) The original Ballintober barony existed by 1574.
Roscommon Ballintober SouthBaile an Tobair Theas[i 26] Divided by 1841[16]48,113 Named after Ballintober town (now in Castlereagh barony.) The original Ballintober barony existed by 1574.
Roscommon BallymoeBéal Átha Mó[i 26] By 167223,287 Half with Ballymoe, County Galway. Named after Ballymoe village, on the County Galway side of the River Suck. The full Ballymoe barony was part of Galway in 1574.
Roscommon BoyleMainistir na Búille[i 26] By 157481,163 Named after Boyle town
Roscommon CastlereaghAn Caisleán Riabhach[i 26] By 1841[16]82,081 Named after Castlerea town. Previously one of three sections of Ballintober barony.[69] (Ballintober town is in Castlereagh barony.) The original Ballintober barony existed by 1574.
Roscommon FrenchparkDún Gar[i 26] By 1841[16]71,203 Named after Frenchpark village; previously part of the barony of Boyle.[70]
Roscommon Moycarn or Moycarnon or Moycarne or Moycarnan[71]Maigh Charnáin[i 26] By 157429,595 Now also partly in Galway. A half-barony in 1807.[71] Name means "plain of the cairn", or possibly a reference to Cernunnos.
Roscommon RoscommonRos Comáin[i 26] By 157481,584 Named after Roscommon town, which is in Ballintober South
Sligo CarburyCairbre[i 27] United by 1841[16]73,685 Divided into Upper and Lower baronies before 1841.[16] Named after the ancient túath of the Cairbre Drom Cliabh.
Sligo CoolavinCúil Ó bhFinn[i 27] By 167225,473 Name means "corner of the descendants of Finn."
Sligo CorranAn Corann[i 27] By 167245,376 Named after Corann village
Sligo Leyny or Leney[16]Luíne[i 27] By 1672121,233 Named after the Luighne Connacht tribe
Sligo Tireragh or Tyreragh[16]Tír Fhiachrach[i 27] By 1672106,598 Now also partly in Mayo. Name means "land of the Uí Fiachrach."
Sligo Tirerril or Tyraghrill[16]Tír Oirill[i 27] By 167275,812 Name means "Olliol's land", referring to Ailill mac Echach Mugmedóin.
Tipperary ClanwilliamClann Liam[i 28] By 1672115,755 Name means "clan of William de Burgh."
Tipperary EliogartyÉile Uí Fhógarta[i 28] By 167290,257 A half-barony (with Ikerrin) in the Down Survey.[8] Name means "Éile of the Uí Fhogartaigh."
Tipperary Iffa and Offa EastUíbh Eoghain agus Uíbh Fhathaidh Thoir[i 28] Divided by 1807[72]56,819 Name means "descendants of Eoghan and descendants of Fathaidh."
Tipperary Iffa and Offa WestUíbh Eoghain agus Uíbh Fhathaidh Thiar[i 28] Divided by 1807[72]117,175 Name means "descendants of Eoghan and descendants of Fathaidh."
Tipperary IkerrinUí Chairín[i 28] By 167269,805 A half-barony (with Eliogarty) in the Down Survey.[8] Name means "descendants of Cairín."
Tipperary Kilnamanagh LowerCoill na Manach Íochtarach[i 28] Divided in 1838[73]42,041 Named after Kilnamanagh town
Tipperary Kilnamanagh UpperCoill na Manach Uachtarach[i 28] Divided in 1838[73]59,990 Named after Kilnamanagh town.
Tipperary Middle ThirdAn Trian Meánach[i 28] By 1672113,544 From trian meaning "third" or "portion."
Tipperary Ormond LowerUrumhain Íochtarach[i 28] Divided by 1672127,222 Compare Ormond ("east Munster")
Tipperary Ormond UpperUrumhain Uachtarach[i 28] Divided by 167279,471 Compare Ormond ("east Munster")
Tipperary Owney and ArraUaithne agus Ara[i 28] United 1672–1792[74]85,494 "Owney Mulrian" and Arra were separate baronies in the Down Survey, named respectively after the ancient kingdom of Uaithni and the River Ara.[75] Owney Mulrian formed Uaithne with Owneybeg in Limerick.
Tipperary SlievardaghSliabh Ardach[i 28] By 167290,772 "Slevardagh & Compsy" in the Down Survey. The name means "high mountain of the Eoganachta."
Tyrone ClogherClochar[i 29] By 1591[47]97,569 Named after Clogher town
Tyrone Dungannon LowerDún Geanainn Íochtarach[i 29] Divided by 1851;[16] Dungannon by 1591[47]42,794 Named after Dungannon town
Tyrone Dungannon MiddleDún Geanainn Láir[i 29] Divided by 1851;[16] Dungannon by 1591[47]87,541 Named after Dungannon town
Tyrone Dungannon UpperDún Geanainn Uachtarach[i 29] Divided by 1851;[16] Dungannon by 1591[47]85,995 Named after Dungannon town
Tyrone Omagh EastAn Ómaigh Thoir[i 29] Divided 1807–21;[76] Omagh by 1591[47]132,149 Named after Omagh town
Tyrone Omagh WestAn Ómaigh Thiar[i 29] Divided 1807–21;[76] Omagh by 1591[47]93,321 Named after Omagh town
Tyrone Strabane LowerAn Srath Bán Íochtarach[i 29] Divided by 1851;[16] Strabane by 1591[47]117,419 Named after Strabane town
Tyrone Strabane UpperAn Srath Bán Uachtarach[i 29] Divided by 1851;[16] Strabane by 1591[47]121,282 Named after Strabane town
Waterford Coshmore and CoshbrideCois Abha Móire agus Cois Bhríde[i 30] United by 183188,253 Baronies of Coshmore and Coshbride were separate in the 1821 census.[16] The names mean, respectively, "Bank of the Munster Blackwater" and "Bank of the River Bride."
Waterford Decies-within-DrumNa Déise laistigh den Drom[i 30] Decies divided by 1746[77]57,325 Decies south of the Drum Hills.
Waterford Decies-without-DrumNa Déise lasmuigh den Drom[i 30] Decies divided by 1746[77]129,894 Decies north of the Drum Hills. "Without" is used with the meaning of "beyond" or "outside."
Waterford Gaultier or Gaultiere[16]An Ghailltír[i 30] By 167229,447 Kilculliheen was formerly a parish of this barony. Name means "land of foreigners," referring to Vikings.
Waterford GlenahiryGleann na hUidhre[i 30] By 167238,940 Name means "valley of the Nier", referring to the Nier River.
Waterford Middle Third or MiddlethirdAn Trian Meánach[i 30] By 167244,609 From trian meaning "third" or "portion."
Waterford Upperthird or Upper ThirdUachtar Tíre[i 30] By 167263,846 Name originally meant "Upper country"; probably acquired "third" in name by analogy with Middle Third.
Waterford Waterford CityCathair Phort Láirge[i 30] 1574[n 1]532 Formerly a county corporate.
Westmeath BrawnyBreámhaine[i 31] By 167210,070 The ancient territory of Bregmaine.
Westmeath ClonlonanCluain Lonáin[i 31] By 167232,095 Name means "Lonán's meadow."
Westmeath CorkareeCorca Raoi[i 31] By 154223,787 A tribal name, "descendants of Raoi."
Westmeath DelvinDealbhna[i 31] By 154239,062 Named after Delvin village
Westmeath FarbillFir Bhile[i 31] By 154235,453 A tribal name: "men of the sacred tree."
Westmeath FartullaghFir Thulach[i 31] 1542 [78]37,512 Previously Tyrrells country[78]. Name means "men of the hillock", a tribal name.
Westmeath Fore or Demifore[16]Baile Fhobhair[i 31] 154249,056 Half with Fore, County Meath. Named after Fore Abbey.
Westmeath Kilkenny WestCill Chainnigh Thiar[i 31] 1542[78]31,169 Previously Maherquirke, Dillons country[78]
Westmeath Moyashel and MagheradernonMaigh Asail agus Machaire Ó dTiarnáin[i 31] By 167240,565 Moyashel and Magheradernon listed separately in 1542. They formed the ancient territories of Mag nAssail (Assail's plain) and the plain of the O'Tiernans.
Westmeath MoycashelMaigh Chaisil[i 31] 1542 [78]47,097 Originally the Barony of Rossaughe; before that, Delamares country[78]. Name means "plain of the stone ringfort."
Westmeath MoygoishUí Mhac gCuais[i 31] By 154239,483 A tribal name: "Descendants of the Son of Cuas."
Westmeath RathconrathRáth Conarta[i 31] 1542 [78]48,415 Named after Rathconrath village; previously Daltons country[78]
Wexford Ballaghkeen NorthAn Bealach Caoin Thuaidh[i 32] Ballaghkeen created 1606;[79] Divided by 1868[80]45,413 Ballaghkeen means "way of sorrow."
Wexford Ballaghkeen SouthAn Bealach Caoin Theas[i 32] Ballaghkeen created 1606;[79] Divided by 1868[80]40,986 Ballaghkeen means "way of sorrow."
Wexford BantryBeanntraí[i 32] By 1672101,598 Named after the Bendtraigi Laigen, the former ruling people.
Wexford BargyUí Bhairrche[i 32] By 167240,002 Named after the ruling Uí Bairrche family, who claimed descent from Dáire Barrach.
Wexford ForthFotharta[i 32] By 167238,384 A Fortuatha was a kingdom not ruled directly by members of the dominant dynasty of a province. This area was ruled by Fothairt in Chairn.
Wexford GoreyGuaire[i 32] 1606[79]81,913 Named after Gorey town
Wexford ScarawalshScairbh Bhailis[i 32] 1606[79]106,650 Name means "rocky ford of light."
Wexford ShelburneSíol Bhroin[i 32] By 167251,103 Named after the tribe, Síl Broin, "offspring of Broin."
Wexford Shelmaliere EastSíol Maoluír Thoir[i 32] Divided by 1841[16]16,363 Named after the ruling people, the Síl Máel Uidir, "Offspring of Bald Uidir."
Wexford Shelmaliere WestSíol Maoluír Thiar[i 32] Divided by 1841[16]50,299 Named after the ruling people, the Síl Máel Uidir, "Offspring of Bald Uidir."
Wicklow ArklowAn tInbhear Mór[i 33] 1606[32]66,980 Named after Arklow town
Wicklow Ballinacor NorthBaile na Corra Thuaidh[i 33] Divided 1832–5[81]74,109 United barony of Talbotstown created in 1606,[32] and divided into half-baronies for civil law purposes in 1798.[82] Named after Ballinacor Castle.
Wicklow Ballinacor SouthBaile na Corra Theas[i 33] Divided 1832–5[81]78,316 (See Ballinacor North)
Wicklow NewcastleAn Caisleán Nua[i 33] 1606[32]51,938 Named after the village of Newcastle, County Wicklow. Not related to County Dublin barony of the same name.
Wicklow RathdownRáth an Dúin[i 33] 1606[32]33,462 Half with Rathdown, County Dublin. Named after Rathdown Castle.
Wicklow ShillelaghSíol Éalaigh[i 33] 1606[32]44,348 Named after Shillelagh village. A half-barony in 1807.[83]
Wicklow Talbotstown LowerBaile an Talbóidigh Íochtarach[i 33] Divided by 1801[84]86,857 Named after Talbotstown village. United barony of Talbotstown created in 1606.[32]
Wicklow Talbotstown UpperBaile an Talbóidigh Uachtarach[i 33] Divided by 1801[84]62,510 (See Talbotstown Lower)

Notes:

  1. Date of the charter which granted county status to the city or town.[30]
  2. Carbury East and Carbury West were already separate baronies by 1672.
  3. Formally granted barony status by the Kinsale Act 1819.[23]
  4. The Barony of Dublin was included with the City of Dublin in the 1872 report at a combined area of 3807 acres; excluding the 1693 acres reported for the Barony in the 1877 report leaves 2114 acres for the City.
  5. The separate baronies of Narragh and Reban existed by 1593,[3] and the united barony of Narragh and Reban existed by 1672[37]
  6. Split by the Ordnance Survey of Ireland in 1846,[43] but used as a division in the enumeration of the 1841 census.[16]

Former baronies

The names of more recently abolished baronies are generally preserved in the successor baronies; e.g. "Massereene" was split into "Massereene Lower" and "Massereene Upper", and "Coshmore" and "Coshbride" were merged into Coshmore and Coshbride.

The Municipal Corporations (Ireland) Act 1840 (3 & 4 Vict. c.108) separated the rural hinterland or "liberties" from some of the counties corporate, restricting their jurisdiction to the relevant municipal town, borough, or city. The Counties and Boroughs (Ireland) Act 1840 (3 & 4 Vict. c.109) provided that the rural area would form a new barony of the adjacent county until the county Grand Jury should decide to allocate it to an existing barony. The reallocation happened quickly in some cases, slower in others, and not at all in three cases: the baronies of Cork[85] and Galway,[86] and the Louth barony of Drogheda.

County Barony Created Abolished Absorbed/Split into Notes
Kilkenny Igrin By 15th century By 1672 Ida Ida was earlier called "Ida, Igrin, and Ibercon"
Kilkenny Ibercon By 15th century By 1672 Ida Ida was earlier called "Ida, Igrin, and Ibercon"
Kilkenny Lower Ossory By 15th century By 1672 Fassadining
Queen's County (now Laois) Upper Ossory 1600 1846 Clandonagh, Clarmallagh, and Upper Woods.[43] Added in 1600 by letters patent to the Queen's County created in 1556.[87][88][89]
Tipperary Kilnelongurty or Killnallougurty By 1672[8] 1792–1821[74] Kilnamanagh, now Kilnamanagh Upper[90][91] A "Territory" in the Down Survey; Parishes of Templebeg, Upperchurch, and Doon[92]
Tipperary Ileagh Territory By 1672[8] 1792–1821[74] Kilnamanagh, now Kilnamanagh Upper[93][91] A "Territory" in the Down Survey; Parish of Glenkeen and townland of Barracurragh in the parish of Ballycahill.[92][91]
Dublin St Sepulchre 1774[94] 1840 Dublin City Comprising those lands of the Manor of St. Sepulchre and the Deanery of St Patrick previously in the barony of Uppercross and north of the South Circular Road.[94][26] (The rest of the liberty was within the county of the city of Dublin.)
Dublin Donore 1774[94] 1840 Mostly Dublin City, partly Uppercross[26] Comprising those lands of the Liberty of Thomas Court and Donore previously in the barony of Uppercross.[94] (The rest of the liberty was within the county of the city of Dublin.)
Kilkenny (Kilkenny liberties) 1840 c.1840 Made by the 1840 Act from the portion of the County of the City of Kilkenny outside the borough of Kilkenny[95]
Limerick (South liberties) 1840 c.1840 Clanwilliam and Pubblebrien[96] Made by the 1840 Act from the portion of the County of the City of Limerick outside the borough of Limerick and adjacent to County Limerick.[96] The North Liberties, detached between the city and county Clare, remained a separate barony, although the Ordnance Survey and census did not at first record it.[97]
Clare (Scattery Island) 1840 1854 Moyarta Made by the 1840 Act from the portion of the County of the City of Limerick outside the borough of Limerick and adjacent to County Clare. Scattery Island was not formally reassigned till a Proclamation in Council of 1854.[98]
Waterford (Waterford south liberties) 1840 c.1840 Gaultiere, Middlethird Made by the 1840 Act from the portion of the County of the City of Waterford outside the borough of Waterford.[99] The north liberties became Kilculliheen, although the Ordnance Survey and census did not at first record it as a barony.[97]

The "half barony of Varbo" shown between Trughanacmy and Corkaguiny on the map of the Desmond or Clancarthy Survey of 1598 may correspond to the medieval cantred of Uí Fearba / Hy Ferba / "Offariba otherwise Arbowe", which comprised the castle and lands of Listrim and Ballinoe.[4][100][101]

A barony of Drogheda in County Meath is listed in the 1841 and 1851 censuses.[102][103] The territory included is the portion of the County of the Town of Drogheda outside the municipal borough of Drogheda and south of the River Boyne; this was detached from the County of the Town under the 1840 Act. However, the Local Government (Drogheda and Meath) Act 1845 first recites that this area was in fact transferred to County Louth under the 1840 Act (as part of the Louth barony of Drogheda) and then goes on to transfer the land to County Meath as part of Lower Duleek barony.[104]

See also

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Irish names

Irish names have all been referenced from the 2008 Placenames Database of Ireland, published by the Department of Community, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs of the Government of Ireland:

  1. "Baronies in County Antrim". Archived from the original on 2012-06-06.
  2. "Baronies in County Armagh". Archived from the original on 2012-06-06.
  3. "Baronies in County Carlow". Archived from the original on 2012-06-06.
  4. "Baronies in County Cavan". Archived from the original on 2012-06-06.
  5. "Baronies in County Clare". Archived from the original on 2012-06-06.
  6. "Baronies in County Cork". Archived from the original on 2012-06-06.
  7. "Baronies in County Donegal". Archived from the original on 2012-06-06.
  8. "Baronies in County Down". Archived from the original on 2012-06-06.
  9. "Baronies in County Dublin". Archived from the original on 2012-06-06.
  10. "Baronies in County Fermanagh". Archived from the original on 2012-06-06.
  11. "Baronies in County Galway". Archived from the original on 2012-06-06.
  12. "Baronies in County Kerry". Archived from the original on 2012-06-06.
  13. "Baronies in County Kildare". Archived from the original on 2012-06-06.
  14. "Baronies in County Kilkenny". Archived from the original on 2012-06-06.
  15. "Baronies in County Laois". Archived from the original on 2012-06-06.
  16. "Baronies in County Leitrim". Archived from the original on 2012-06-06.
  17. "Baronies in County Limerick". Archived from the original on 2012-06-06.
  18. "Baronies in County Limerick: An Déis Bheag / Smallcounty". Retrieved 22 May 2016.
  19. "Baronies in County Derry". Archived from the original on 2012-06-09.
  20. "Baronies in County Longford". Archived from the original on 2012-06-09.
  21. "Baronies in County Louth". Archived from the original on 2012-06-09.
  22. "Baronies in County Mayo". Archived from the original on 2012-06-09.
  23. "Baronies in County Meath". Archived from the original on 2012-06-09.
  24. "Baronies in County Monaghan". Archived from the original on 2012-06-09.
  25. "Baronies in County Offaly". Archived from the original on 2012-06-09.
  26. "Baronies in County Roscommon". Archived from the original on 2012-06-09.
  27. "Baronies in County Sligo". Archived from the original on 2012-06-09.
  28. "Baronies in County Tipperary". Archived from the original on 2012-06-09.
  29. "Baronies in County Tyrone". Archived from the original on 2012-06-09.
  30. "Baronies in County Waterford". Archived from the original on 2012-06-09.
  31. "Baronies in County Westmeath". Archived from the original on 2012-06-09.
  32. "Baronies in County Wexford". Archived from the original on 2012-06-09.
  33. "Baronies in County Wicklow". Archived from the original on 2012-06-09.
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