Ormond Lower

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Ormond Lower (Irish: Urumhain Íochtarach)[1] is a barony in County Tipperary, Ireland. This geographical unit of land is one of 12 baronies in County Tipperary. Its chief town is Nenagh. The barony lies between Ormond Upper to the south-east (whose chief town is Toomevara) and Owney and Arra to the south-west (whose chief town is Newport). As a "peninsula", it is surrounded on three sides by counties Galway and Offaly.

Legal context[edit]

Baronies were created after the Norman invasion of Ireland as divisions of counties and were used the administration of justice and the raising of revenue. While baronies continue to be officially defined units, they have been administratively obsolete since 1898. However, they continue to be used in land registration and in specification, such as in planning permissions. In many cases, a barony corresponds to an earlier Gaelic túath which had submitted to the Crown.

Modern times[edit]

When County Tipperary was split into North and South Ridings in 1836, Ormond Lower was allocated to the north riding. However, the neighbouring barony of Kilnamanagh was split into Upper and Lower half-baronies, being allocated to the north and south ridings respectively.[2]

Towns, villages and townlands of the barony[edit]

Civil parishes[edit]

This table[3] lists an historical geographical sub-division of the barony known as the civil parish (not to be confused with an Ecclesiastical parish).

Name in Irish Name in English
An tAonach Nenagh
Ard Cróine Ardcrony
Baile an Gharraí Ballingarry
Baile Locha Caoin Loughkeen
Buiríos Uí Chéin Borrisokane
Cill Bharráin Kilbarron
Cill Ó dTiarnáin Killodiernan
Cill Ruáin Kilruane
Cloch an Phrióra Cloughprior
An Cnaoi Knigh
Drom Inbhir Dromineer
Dura Dorrha
Eaglais Chlocháin Aglishcloghane
Fionnú Finnoe
Lothra Lorrha
Maigh Drithne Modreeny
Maigh Saotha Monsea
Tír Dhá Ghlas Terryglass
Uisceán Uskane

Other villages and townlands[edit]

Abbeville, Ballysteena, Ballyquirk, Borrisokane, Cloughjordan (town), Cloghjordanpark (townland), Cowbawn, Crotta, Drumnamahane Island, Eminiska, Feigh West, Firgrove, Graigue, Islandwood, Johnstown, Killeen, Kilruane, Lehinch, Lorrha, Loughkeen, Modreeny, Mulinkeagh, Newtown, Newtown (Guest), Newtown (Hodgins), O’Meara’s Acres, Oxpark, Portland, Quakerstown, Richmond, Stoneyacre, Townfields, Uskane, Willsborough.

See also[edit]

External links[edit]


  1. ^ http://www.logainm.ie/232.aspx
  2. ^ Murphy, Donal A. (1994). The two Tipperarys: the national and local politics – devolution and self-determination – of the unique 1838 division into two ridings, and the aftermath. Regional studies in political and administrative history. 1. Relay. p. 71. ISBN 0-946327-14-9. 
  3. ^ Database of Ireland - civil parishes.