Tirnaneill

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Tirnaneill
Tír Ní Néill
Town
Tirnaneill is located in Ireland
Tirnaneill
Tirnaneill
Location in Ireland
Coordinates: 54°17′12″N 6°57′59″W / 54.2867°N 6.9664°W / 54.2867; -6.9664Coordinates: 54°17′12″N 6°57′59″W / 54.2867°N 6.9664°W / 54.2867; -6.9664
Country Ireland
Province Ulster
County Monaghan
Time zone WET (UTC+0)
 • Summer (DST) IST (WEST) (UTC-1)

Tirnaneill (Irish: Tír Ní Néill, meaning "O'Neill's land") is a townland situated in north County Monaghan in Ireland, about halfway between Emyvale and Monaghan Town at a crossroads on the N2 road known as Tirnaneill Cross.

History[edit]

It is believed that the townland was settled by the High King Uí Néill in 200 AD[citation needed] (hence the name, which means "land of the O'Neills"). It is said he settled here because of its proximity to the N2 (handy for popping in and out of town), and the beauty and quality of land that could not be matched anywhere else in Ireland; land he wanted for himself.[citation needed]