Rathconrath (Irish: Ráth Conarta), previously the barony of Rathcomyrta, before that Daltons country, is a barony in the west of County Westmeath, in the Republic of Ireland. It was formed by 1542. It is bordered by County Longford to the north–west and five other Westmeath baronies: Moygoish to the north, Moyashel and Magheradernon to the east, Moycashel and Clonlonan to the south and Kilkenny West to the west. Note that the village of Rathconrath is not synonymous with the barony of the same name.
Location of Rathconrath on a map of Westmeath
Location in Ireland
|Coordinates: 53°30′18″N 7°36′16″W|
|• Total||194.5 km2 (75.1 sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+0 (WET)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+1 (IST (WEST))|
|Irish Grid Reference||N262506|
Rathconrath has an area of 48,068 acres (194.52 km2). Uisneach hill rises to 182 metres (597 ft).
Civil parishes of the barony
|Name in English||Name in Irish|
|Ballymore||An Baile Mór|
|Churchtown||Baile an Teampaill|
Towns, villages and townlands
- Ballymore, a village on the R390 regional road between Athlone and Mullingar.
- Dysart, a village on the R391
- Loughanavally, a village at the junction of the R389 and the R390
- Moyvore, a village on the R392 regional road.
- Moyvoughly, a small village
- Rathconrath, a village situated on the R392 regional road 12 km (7.5 mi) west of Mullingar.
Places of interest
- Rathconrath The Placenames Database of Ireland Retrieved 24 May 2015
- Irish Act 34 Henry VIII c.1; see Henry VIII Part 3. State Papers. 2. Murray. 1834. p. 7,fn.14.
- "Rathconrath". townlands.ie. Retrieved 24 May 2015.
- Civil parishes of the barony of Rathconrath. The Placenames Database of Ireland Retrieved 8 June 2015