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.
The barony of Inchiquin is bounded on the north and north-east by County Galway, on the east by Bunratty Upper, on the south by Islands, on the southwest by Ibrickane, on the west by Corcomroe and on the northwest by Burren. It covers 88,387 acres (35,769 ha) of which 2,854 acres (1,155 ha) is water, including Lough Tedano, Lough Inchiquin and two chains of smaller lakes. The land is relatively flat, either farmland or moor.
aronies of Clare. Inchiquin is in the center to the north of Islands.
The ruins of Inchiquin Castle stand near Lough Inchiquin. This was once the residence of the O'Briens: Barons Inchiquin, Earls of Inchiquin and later Marquises of Thomond who were descendended from Brian Boru, High King of Ireland. The barony contains the civil parishes of Inagh, Kilkeedy, Kilnaboy, Kilnamona, Rath, Ruan and Dysert.
- "Barony of Inchiquin". Parliamentary Gazeteer of Ireland. 1845. Retrieved 2014-03-09.