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Longford (County Longford barony)

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Longford

An Longfort (Irish)
Baronies of County Longford. Longford is shaded pale green.
Sovereign stateRepublic of Ireland
CountyLongford
Area
 • Total231.65 km2 (89.44 sq mi)

Longford (Irish: An Longfort) is a barony in County Longford, Republic of Ireland.

Etymology

Longford barony derives its name from the town of Longford (from Irish Longphort Uí Fhearghail, "O'Fergal's riverside camp".[1]

Location

Longford barony is located in northwestern County Longford: east of the River Shannon, north of the River Camlin, south of the Rinn River and Black River, and west of the Longford Hills.

History

Anciently Longford barony was part of a territory known as Cairpre Gabra (northern Tethbae), and later Muinter Anghaile (Annaly). The present barony is formed from the territory of Moytra (Clongesh and part of Templemichael parishes), and the territory of Clan Hugh (in Killoe parish). Carn Clonhugh was a ritual centre for the Clan Hugh (Clann Aoidh).[2]

List of settlements

Below is a list of settlements in Longford barony:

References

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