Gallen (barony)

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Barony of Gallen - highlighted in the east of the county

The Barony of Gallen is one of the nine baronies in County Mayo, Ireland. It is situated in the eastern part of the county south of the town of Ballina, bordering County Sligo. It incorporates the area between Foxford (north and west), Ballyvary (southwest), Swinford (south) and Bonniconlon (east).[1]

The descendants of Cormac Gaileng, great grandson of Olioll Olum were called Gailenga, the race of Gaileng, and they gave their name to the barony of Gallen in Mayo.[2]

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Parishes in the Barony of Gallen[edit]

  • Toomore
  • Bohola
  • Attymass & Kilgarvan
  • Kildacommoge
  • Kilconduff
  • Killedan
  • Meelick
  • Tempelmore *Strade
  • Killasser

Towns in the Barony of Gallen[edit]

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