Borrisleigh

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For the village of Two-Mile Borris, see Two-Mile Borris. For the electoral division of Twomileborris, see Twomileborris (electoral division). For the, unrelated, town of Borrisoleigh, see Borrisoleigh. For the, unrelated, ecclesiastical parish of Borrisoleigh, see Borrisoleigh and Ileigh.
Borrisleigh
Two-Mile Burris
Civil Parish
Location of Borrisleigh within the civilparishes of north Tipperary, showingthe enclave of Ballymoreen
Location of Borrisleigh within the civil
parishes of north Tipperary, showing
the enclave of Ballymoreen
Borrisleigh is located in Ireland
Borrisleigh
Borrisleigh
Location in Ireland
Coordinates: 52°39′19″N 7°43′06″W / 52.655201°N 7.7182848°W / 52.655201; -7.7182848Coordinates: 52°39′19″N 7°43′06″W / 52.655201°N 7.7182848°W / 52.655201; -7.7182848
Country Ireland
Province Munster
County County Tipperary
Time zone WET (UTC+0)
 • Summer (DST) IST (WEST) (UTC-1)

Borrisleigh (also known as Two-Mile Burris) is a civil parish in the barony of Eliogarty, County Tipperary.[1]

The river Liscaveen forms some of the boundary between it and the parish of Ballymoreen; Borrisleigh contains within it an enclave belonging to the latter parish,[2] comprising the townland of Rathcunikeen. While the presence of this enclave is unusual, the parish is unusual for another reason - two of its own townlands, Borris and Noard, have several exclaves scattered throughout the parish.

Townlands in the civil parish[edit]

Townlands of Borrisleigh civil parish. Notice the enclave of Rathcunikeen (which belongs to Ballymoreen) in the west of the parish between Lahardan Upper and Coolcroo

The parish comprises 7988 statute acres and is divided into nineteen townlands:

Townland Name
Ballybeg
Ballydavid
Ballyerk
Ballynamona
Blackcastle
Borris
Clooncleagh
Coldfields
Coolcroo
Derryhogan
Garraun
Lahardan Lower
Lahardan Upper
Leigh
Monaraheen
Monatierna
Newhill
Noard
which has four exclaves in addition to its main area
Rathmanna

According to Lewis,[3] in 1837 the Church of Ireland living was a rectory in the diocese of Cashel, formed at a time earlier than extant records by uniting the vicarages of Boly or Galvoly and Drom with the chapelry of Leogh. However, Lewis may be confused, since the civil parish of Galbooly, which touches Borrisleigh on the west, is also known as Boly or Galvoly.

There are two villages in the parish: Two-Mile Borris and Littleton.

Derivation of Placename[edit]

The English-language name Borrisleigh is derived from the Irish-language Buiríos Léith, as is the last word in the alternative English-language name for the parish, Two-Mile Burris.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Twomileborris Civil Parish
  2. ^ Parishes of County Tipperary North
  3. ^ Samuel Lewis, Topographical Dictionary of Ireland, 1837