An Eaglais (Irish)
Baronies of County Offaly. Eglish is shaded yellow.
|Sovereign state||Republic of Ireland|
|• Total||116.13 km2 (44.84 sq mi)|
The names Eglish (An Eaglais, "the church") and Fercale (Fir Ceall, "men of the churches") both refer to churches.
Eglish was territory of the Ó Maolmhuaidh (O'Molloy) of the Southern Uí Néill, prince of Firceall (Fir Cell, "men of the churches"). During its existence Firceall was the location of a number of ancient abbeys and castles. The church at Lynally (near Tullamore) formed the parish church until the foundation of parish churches at Rahan, Killoughey, Ballyboy, Drumcullen and Eglish. A number of known ancient abbeys were located at Drumcullen, Killyon, Kilcormac and Rahan.
List of settlements
Below is a list of settlements in Eglish:
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