Kilnamanagh Lower

Kilnamanagh Lower (Irish: Cill na Manach Íochtarach) is a barony in County Tipperary, Ireland. This geographical unit of land is one of 12 baronies in County Tipperary. Its chief town is Dundrum. The barony lies between Kilnamanagh Upper to the north (whose chief town is Borrisoleigh), Clanwilliam to the south (whose chief town is Cahir) and Eliogarty to the east (whose chief town is Thurles). It is currently administered by Tipperary County Council.

Legal context

Baronies were created after the Norman invasion of Ireland as divisions of counties and were used the administration of justice and the raising of revenue. While baronies continue to be officially defined units, they have been administratively obsolete since 1898. However, they continue to be used in land registration and in specification, such as in planning permissions. In many cases, a barony corresponds to an earlier Gaelic túath which had submitted to the Crown.

Kilnamanagh was controlled by the O'Dwyer clan in the 16th century. They adopted English-law property ownership from 1607.[1]

Modern times

When County Tipperary was split into North and South Ridings in 1836, the barony of Kilnamanagh was split into two half-baronies. Kilnamanagh Upper was allocated to the north riding with Kilnamanagh Lower being allocated to the south riding.[2]

Towns, villages and townlands of the barony

Annacarty, Ballintemple, Cappawhite, Donohill, Dundrum, Goold's Cross, Hollyford, Kilmore, Rathkennan, Rossmore.

Civil parishes of the barony

This table[3] lists an historical geographical sub-division of the barony known as the civil parish (not to be confused with an Ecclesiastical parish).

Name in Irish Name in English
Áth Cró Aghacrew
Baile an Teampaill Ballintemple
An Chill Mhór Kilmore
Cill Phádraig Kilpatrick
An Clochar Clogher
Cluain Abhla Clonoulty
Dún Eochaille Donohill
Ráth Cianáin Rathkennan
Uachtar Liag Oughterleague

See also

External links


  2. Murphy, Donal A. (1994). The two Tipperarys: the national and local politics —devolution and self-determination— of the unique 1838 division into two ridings, and the aftermath. Regional studies in political and administrative history. 1. Relay. p. 71. ISBN 0-946327-14-9.
  3. Database of Ireland - civil parishes.

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