Clanwilliam (County Limerick)

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Clanwilliam (Irish: Clann Liam[1]) is a barony in County Limerick in Ireland.[1] According to Patrick Weston Joyce, the name Clanwilliam derives from the descendants (clan) of William de Burgh; similarly for the Tipperary barony of Clanwilliam.[2]

Clanwilliam is bordered by the baronies of Owneybeg to the east, Coonagh to the southeast, and Small County to the south;[3] to the west are Pubblebrien, Limerick City and the North Liberties.[3] To the north across the River Shannon is County Clare; to the northeast is County Tipperary.[3]

Settlements in the barony include Castleconnell,[4] Caherconlish,[4] Garryowen,[5] Barringtonsbridge,[5] Janesboro,[6] and Monaleen.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Clanwilliam". logainm.ie (in English and Irish). Department of Community, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs. Retrieved 15 April 2010. 
  2. ^ Joyce, P.W. (1902). "Clanwilliam". Irish Local Names Explained. Dublin: Gill & Son. p. 26. Retrieved 15 April 2010. 
  3. ^ a b c Joyce, P.W. (c. 1880). "County Limerick". Philips' Handy Atlas of the Counties of Ireland. London: George Philips & Son. p. 18. 
  4. ^ a b "Clanwilliam: towns". logainm.ie (in English and Irish). Department of Community, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs. Retrieved 15 April 2010. 
  5. ^ a b "Clanwilliam: population centres". logainm.ie (in English and Irish). Department of Community, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs. Retrieved 15 April 2010. 
  6. ^ a b "Clanwilliam: localities". logainm.ie (in English and Irish). Department of Community, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs. Retrieved 15 April 2010.