Irish: Baile an Ridire
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Balrothery (Irish: Baile an Ridire, meaning 'Town of the Knight') is a village and civil parish located in Fingal, County Dublin, Ireland. The town has historically been called Baile Ruairí in Irish (Town of Ruairí).
Balrothery is also the name of two ancient baronies in the old county of Dublin. Although largely obsolete now, these administrative units have their origins in the Norman conquest of Ireland. A single feudal barony of Balrothery was held in 1343 by Richard Costentyn for one knight's fee. It is one of the seven which constituted the overlordship of Fingal dating back to 1208. It was later split into the baronies of Balrothery East and Balrothery West. Since 1994, the barony has been an integral part of the modern county of Fingal. The village and eponymous civil parish are located in Balrothery East. It is dominated by the tower of the medieval church of St Peter, which stands on the southern edge of the village. The church has now been de-consecrated and functions as the local heritage centre.
Balrothery has one primary level national school, named after the saint Oliver Plunkett. Most students continue second-level education in Balbriggan Community College, Loreto College, Balbriggan for girls, Ardgillan Community College, Skerries Community College or Gormanston College.
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