Balrothery West

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Balrothery West (Irish: Baile an Ridire Thiar[1]) is a feudal title of nobility and one of the baronies of Ireland. Originally part of the Lordship of Meath, it was then constituted as part of the old county of Dublin. Today, it lies in the modern county of Fingal.[1] The barony was created by Hugh de Lacy, Lord of Meath as his own feudal barony, held directly from himself in capite. His vassals were commonly called "De Lacy's Barons".[2] At the heart of the barony is the civil parish of Balrothery which is now in the neighbouring barony of Balrothery East. There are eight civil parishes in the barony. Large population centres include Garristown, Naul, Oldtown and Ballyboughil.[3]

Location[edit]

It is bordered by the barony Balrothery East to the west, Nethercross to the south and by the county of Meath to the north and west.[4]

History[edit]

It was organised soon after the Norman invasion of Ireland by Hugh de Lacy, Lord of Meath.

See also[edit]

List of subdivisions of County Dublin

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Balrothery West". Placenames Database of Ireland. Dublin: Department of Community, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs. Retrieved 12 April 2010. 
  2. ^ Vicissitudes of Families by Sir Bernard Burke, Ulster King of Arms, Longman Green Longman and Roberts, Paternoster Row, London, 1861 (pages 363-364)
  3. ^ "Balrothery West: towns". Placenames Database of Ireland. Dublin: Department of Community, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs. Retrieved 12 April 2010. 
  4. ^ Joyce, P.W. (c. 1880). "County Dublin". Philips' Handy Atlas of the Counties of Ireland. London: George Philips & Son. p. 10.