Two-Mile Borris

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For the townland of Borris, see Borris (townland). For the civil parish of Two-Mile Burris, see Borrisleigh. For the unrelated civil parish of Borrisoleigh, see Borrisoleigh.
Two-Mile Borris
Buiríos Léith
Village
Two-Mile Borris sign 22-12-2006.jpg
Two-Mile Borris is located in Ireland
Two-Mile Borris
Two-Mile Borris
Location in Ireland
Coordinates: 52°40′22″N 7°42′45″W / 52.67290°N 7.71262°W / 52.67290; -7.71262Coordinates: 52°40′22″N 7°42′45″W / 52.67290°N 7.71262°W / 52.67290; -7.71262
Country Ireland
Province Munster
County County Tipperary
Elevation 120 m (390 ft)
Population (2006)
 • Urban 550
Time zone WET (UTC+0)
 • Summer (DST) IST (WEST) (UTC-1)
Irish Grid Reference S194580

Two-Mile Borris (also written Twomileborris) is a small village in County Tipperary, Ireland. The village is located on the L4202 road at the junction with the Ballyduff Road, close to the N75 and 7.5 km (4.7 mi) from Thurles town centre. It is also situated 1.5 km from junction 5 of the M8 motorway. Its population was 502 at the 2006 census.[1] It is in the townland of Borris in the civil parish of Borrisleigh in the barony of Eliogarty.

History[edit]

In the 1830s, the village was the property of Sir Hugh Nugent O'Reilly.[2]

History of the placename[edit]

The name Borris is generally believed to have come from the Norman word for a borough, district or stronghold. The Irish name Buiríos Léith was historically anglicised as Borrisleigh or Borris Leigh.[3] The use of Leigh in the placename would seem to be related to the monastic settlement of Liathmore-Mochoemóg in Leigh, about a mile and a half to the north-east of the village. Those who prefer the Irish name of Buirgheas Dhá Mhíle say that the name refers to King Mile, ancestor of Niall of the Nine Hostages and numerous Irish Kings and heroes.

Amenities and facilities[edit]

It has a primary school, post office, Catholic church, two pubs and two shops. There are a number of housing estates. The townland makes up an area of 23.91 square kilometres (Ref:Image:IMG 2MileSign4742w.jpg), most of which is given over to agricultural use. The village is located right at the edge of the Golden Vale and the Bog of Allen and so the quality of the land varies around the area, with most of the best farming land located to the west of the village. Parts of the land to the east are too boggy to be used, even for extracting turf. The village proper is bounded on the west by the Black River, a tributary of River Drish, which goes on to join River Suir. The approach to the village is dominated by a Norman tower-house.

In June 2011 planning permission was given by An Bord Pleanála for a casino, hotel with 500 rooms and a racetrack, known as the Tipperary Venue.[4]

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Notes[edit]

Putting the barony in its historico-geographical context.

  • Barony - an old administrative division. Eliogarty - one of 14 baronies in the old county, between Ikerrin to the north (whose chief town is Roscrea), Kilnamanagh Upper to the west (whose chief town is Borrisoleigh) and Middle Third to the south (whose chief town is Cashel).

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