Orior Upper

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Orior Upper

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

Orior Upper (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 south-east of the county and borders the Republic of Ireland with its southern boundary. It is bordered by five other baronies in Northern Ireland: Fews Upper and an enclave of Fews Lower to the west; Orior Lower to the north; Iveagh Upper, Upper Half to its west, which is divided in two by the Lordship of Newry.[4] It also borders two baronies in the Republic of Ireland: Dundalk Lower and Dundalk Upper to the south.

List of settlements[edit]

Below is a list of settlements in Orior Upper:[1]

Villages[edit]

Population centres[edit]

  • Forkhill (also part in the barony of Orior Lower)
  • Jerrettspass (also part in the barony of Orior Lower)
  • Jonesborough
  • Kingsmills
  • Loughgilly (also part in the baronies of Fews Lower and Orior Lower)

List of civil parishes[edit]

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

  • Forkhill
  • Jonesborough
  • Killevy (split with the barony of Orior Lower)
  • Loughgilly (split with the baronies of Fews Lower and Orior Lower)
  • Newry (also partly in baronies of Lordship of Newry, Oneilland West and Iveagh Upper, Lower Half)

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Orior Upper". 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