Cnoc Ninnidh (Irish)
Minor road up Knockninny Hill - geograph.org.uk - 382857
Location of Knockninny, County Fermanagh, Northern Ireland.
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Knockninny (from Irish Cnoc Ninnidh, meaning 'St. Ninnidh's hill') is a barony in County Fermanagh, Northern Ireland. To its east lies Upper Lough Erne, and it is bordered by four other baronies in Northern Ireland: Clanawley to the north-west; Tirkennedy to the north; Magherastephana to the north-east; and Coole to the east. It also borders two baronies in the Republic of Ireland: Loughtee Lower to the south; and Tullyhaw to the south-west.
Knockninny is believed to takes its name from St. Ninnidh, a 6th-century saint. St. Ninnid is listed as one of the "twelve apostles of Ireland", and bore the epithet of Saobhruisc meaning "squinting", given rise to the names; "the squinting saint" or "one-eyed saint". The hill of St. Ninnid lies on the southern shore of Upper Lough Erne.
List of main settlements
List of civil parishes
Below is a list of civil parishes in Knockninny:
- Gallon (split with baronies of Clankelly and Coole)
- Kinawley (also partly in barony of Clanawley, County Fermanagh and Tullyhaw, County Cavan)
- "Knockninny". Placenames Database of Ireland. Department of Community, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs. Retrieved 4 December 2012.
- PRONI Baronies of Northern Ireland
- The Letters of John O'Donovan Archived 2010-07-28 at the Wayback Machine.
- The Baronies of Ireland - Family History
- PRONI CIvil Parishes of County Fermanagh