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Slievardagh (Irish: Sliabh Ardach) is a barony in County Tipperary, Ireland. This geographical unit of land is one of 12 baronies in County Tipperary. Its chief town is Mullinahone. The barony lies between Eliogarty to the north (whose chief town is Thurles), Iffa and Offa East to the south (whose chief town is Clonmel) and Middle Third to the west (whose chief town is Cashel). 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.

Modern times

When County Tipperary was split into North and South Ridings in 1836, Slievardagh was allocated to the south riding. However, the neighbouring barony of Kilnamanagh was split into Upper and Lower half-baronies, being allocated to the north and south ridings respectively.[1]

Towns, villages and townlands of the barony

Civil parishes of the barony

This table[2] 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
Baile an Gharraí Ballingarry
Baile an Ghraeigh Graystown
Baile Nua an Loinneáin Newtownlennan
Buailic Buolick
Cill Chúile Kilcooly
Cill Mheanmnáin Kilvemnon
Cill Náile Killenaule
An Cluainín Cloneen
Cruachán Crohane
Díseart Chiaráin Isertkieran
Fionnúir Fennor
Garrán Ghiobúin Garrangibbon
Gráinseach Mhóicléir Grangemockler
Leic Fhinn Lickfinn
Lios Moling Lismalin
Maigh Abhna Mowney
Maigh Dheisil Modeshil
Paróiste Eoin Baiste St. Johnbaptist
Teampall Mhichíl Templemichael

See also

  • Walsh, Dennis (2003). "Barony Map of Ireland". Retrieved 2007-02-13. Source given is "Ordnance survey".


  1. ^ 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.
  2. ^ Database of Ireland - civil parishes.

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