Orior Lower

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Orior Lower

Na hOirthir Íochtaracha[1](Irish)
Location of Orior Lower, County Armagh, Northern Ireland.
Location of Orior Lower, County Armagh, Northern Ireland.
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
CountryNorthern Ireland

Orior Lower (from Irish: Airthir, the name of an ancient Gaelic territory)[2][3] is a barony in County Armagh, Northern Ireland.[4] It lies in the east of the county and borders County Down with its eastern boundary. It is bordered by seven other baronies: Fews Upper to the south-west; Fews Lower to the west; Oneilland West to the north-west; Oneilland East to the north; Iveagh Lower, Lower Half to the north-east; Iveagh Upper, Upper Half to the east; and Orior Upper to the south. A small enclave of Orior Lower resides in the east of Orior Upper.[4]

List of main settlements[edit]

Below is a list of settlements within Orior Lower:[1]


Villages and population centres[edit]

  • Eleven Lane Ends
  • Forkhill
  • Jerrettspass
  • Laurelvale
  • Loughgilly (also part in the baronies of Fews Lower and Orior Upper)

List of civil parishes[edit]

Below is a list of civil parishes in Orior Lower:[5][6]

  • Ballymore
  • Forkill
  • Killevy (split with barony of Orior Upper)
  • Kilmore (split with barony of Oneilland West, not be confused with separate civil parish of Kilmore in County Down)
  • Loughgilly (split with baronies of Fews Upper and Orior Upper)


  1. ^ a b "Orior Lower". Placenames Database of Ireland. Department of Community, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs. Retrieved 8 June 2011.
  2. ^ Ireland's History in Maps - The Baronies of Ireland
  3. ^ Baronies of Armagh
  4. ^ a b PRONI Baronies of Northern Ireland
  5. ^ PRONI Civil Parishes of County Armagh
  6. ^ Baronies and civil parishes of County Armagh