An Duifrian (Irish)
Location of Dufferin, County Down, Northern Ireland.
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Dufferin is a historic barony in County Down, Northern Ireland. It is on the south-east shore of Strangford Lough, and is bordered by three other baronies: Castlereagh Lower to the north; Castlereagh Upper to the west; and Lecale Lower to the south. Dufferin derives its name from the Irish [A]n Duibhthrian, meaning "the black third".
Dufferin, along with the barony of Kinelarty and part of Castlereagh was at one time part of the territory of the Cenél Foghartaigh (Kinelarty), ruled by the Mac Artáin (MacCartan) sept. The Ó Labhradha (Lowry, Lavery) sept are also noted in Dufferin.
List of civil parishes
- Killinchy (also partly in baronies of Castlereagh Lower and Castlereagh Upper)
- Killyleagh (also partly in barony of Castlereagh Upper)
- "Dufferin". Placenames Database of Ireland. Dublin: Department of Community, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs. Retrieved 18 March 2010.
- Public Records Office of Northern Ireland - Baronies of Northern Ireland
- Ulster Place Names - Down Council Area, page 36.
- Ireland's History in Maps - Ancient Uladh, Ulidia, the Kingdom of Ulster
- Bell, Robert; The book of Ulster surnames, page 60. The Black Staff Press, 2003. ISBN 0-85640-602-3
- Ireland's History in Maps - The Baronies of Ireland
- "Dufferin". IreAtlas Townlands Database. Retrieved 15 May 2015.
- PRONI Civil Parishes of County Down
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