Oneilland East

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Oneilland East
Uí Nialláin Thoir[1](Irish)
Location of Oneilland East, County Armagh, Northern Ireland.
Location of Oneilland East, County Armagh, Northern Ireland.
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Country Northern Ireland
County Armagh

Oneilland East (from Irish: Uí Nialláin, the name of an ancient Gaelic district)[2][3] is a barony in County Armagh, Northern Ireland.[4] It lies to the far north-east of the county on the south-eastern shoreline of Lough Neagh and the north-western boundary of County Down. It is bordered by three other baronies: Oneilland West to the west; Iveagh Lower, Lower Half to the east; and Orior Lower to the south.[4]

History[edit]

Oneilland East along with Oneilland West used to form the barony and Plantation of Ulster precinct of Oneilland. When it was split in two, Oneilland East consisted of the barony east of the River Bann, corresponding to the ancient Irish district of Clanbrassil.

Carrickblacker house is in Oneilland East,[1] and is the home of the Blacker family.[5] The Blacker family are claimed as being descended from the Viking Blacar, who was a King of Dublin.[5] On 26 February 943, Blacar defeated Muirchertach mac Néill and his army, near Armagh, allegedly by the River Bann where Carrickblacker now stands.[5]

List of settlements[edit]

Below is a list of settlements in Oneilland East:[1]

Towns[edit]

Villages and population centres[edit]

List of civil parishes[edit]

Below is a list of civil parishes in Oneilland East:[6][7]

  • Magheralin (split with barony of Iveagh Lower, Lower Half)
  • Montiaghs
  • Seagoe
  • Shankill (split with barony of Iveagh Lower, Lower Half)

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Oneilland East". Placenames Database of Ireland. Department of Community, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs. Retrieved 8 June 2011. 
  2. ^ Ireland's History in Maps - The Baronies of Ireland
  3. ^ Ireland's History in Maps - Uí Nialláin
  4. ^ a b PRONI Baronies of Northern Ireland
  5. ^ a b c "The Blackers of Carrickblacker". Carrick Blacker. Alan Blacker. Retrieved 8 June 2011. 
  6. ^ PRONI Civil Parishes of County Armagh
  7. ^ Baronies and civil parishes of County Armagh