Burrishoole

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This article is about the barony. For the friary within the barony, see Burrishoole Friary.

Burrishoole is one of the nine baronies of County Mayo in Ireland.

Legal context[edit]

Baronies were created after the Norman invasion of Ireland as subdivisions of counties and were used for administration. 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 specification such as in planning permissions. In some areas, usage of the barony name is common, while in other areas barony names have fallen out of use altogether. In many cases, a barony corresponds to an earlier Gaelic tuath which had submitted to the English Crown.

Map of baronies of Mayo - Burrishoole is shown in pale yellow between Erris and Murrisk

Burrishoole is one of the nine baronies of County Mayo. It includes a widespread area from Newport in the east through Mulranny on the north side of Clew Bay and out to Achill Island in the west.

Towns in the Barony of Burrishoole[edit]