Moygoish (Irish: Uí Mhac gCuais) is a barony in north County Westmeath, in the Republic of Ireland, formed by 1672. It is bordered by County Longford to the west and four other Westmeath baronies: Corkaree (to the east), Fore (to the north–east), Moyashel and Magheradernon (to the south–east) and Rathconrath to the south–west.
Uí Mhac gCuais
Location of Moygoish on a map of Westmeath
Location in Ireland
|Coordinates: 53°37′54″N 7°29′44″W|
|• Total||163.2 km2 (63.0 sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+0 (WET)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+1 (IST (WEST))|
|Irish Grid Reference||N334647|
The barony contains the western end of the large lake, Lough Derravaragh, and also the small lake of Lough Iron. Lough Derravaragh is shared with the baronies of Corkaree and Fore and is home to the Irish legend of the Children of Lir. Lough Iron is a small lake on the River Inny and is shared with the barony of Corkaree. The lake is not easily accessible as there is no road close to the lake or public access. The River Inny flows through Lough Iron, then near the small village of Rathowen, before it connects to the River Shannon.
The N4, a national primary road passes through the village of Rathowen, connecting Dublin with the northwest of Ireland and the coastal town of Sligo. A railway line carrying the national rail company Iarnród Éireann's Dublin to Longford commuter service and Dublin to Sligo intercity service. also passes through the barony.
Civil parishes of the barony
|Name in English||Name in Irish|
|Kilmacnevan||Cill Mhic Naomháin|
Towns, villages and townlands
- Ballynacargy, or Ballinacarrigy, a small village on the R393 regional road.
- Rathowen (Irish: Ráth Eoghain, meaning "Eoghan's Ringfort"), a small village on the N4 national primary route.
- Street, a village on the L1927 local road.