Coole (barony)

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An Chúil[1] (Irish)
Location of Coole, County Fermanagh, Northern Ireland.
Location of Coole, County Fermanagh, Northern Ireland.
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Country Northern Ireland
County Fermanagh

Coole (from Irish Cuil, meaning 'corner') is a barony in County Fermanagh, Northern Ireland.[2] To its west lies Upper Lough Erne, and it is bordered by three other baronies in Northern Ireland: Knockninny to the west; Magherastephana to the north; and Clankelly.[2] It also borders three baronies in the Republic of Ireland: Dartree to the east; Tullygarvey and Loughtee Lower to the south.


Coole is based upon the ancient territory of Cuil, which was frequently referred to as the residence of the O'Cassidys (Irish: Ó Caiside). The O'Cassidys became the head physicians of the Maguires, and the territory was a collateral or dynastic branch of the Maguires. In the Annals it appears as Cuil na nOirear, which may have applied to an old half-barony near Enniskillen.[3]

List of main settlements[edit]

List of civil parishes[edit]

Civil parishes within the barony of Coole, County Fermanagh, Northern Ireland

Below is a list of civil parishes in Coole:[4]

  • Gallon (split with baronies of Clankelly and Knockninny)
  • Drummully (split with barony of Clankelly)


  1. ^ "Coole". Placenames Database of Ireland. Department of Community, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs. Retrieved 4 December 2012. 
  2. ^ a b PRONI Baronies of Northern Ireland
  3. ^ The Letters of John O'Donovan Archived July 28, 2010, at the Wayback Machine.
  4. ^ PRONI CIvil Parishes of County Fermanagh