Dúiche Ealla

Location in Ireland

Coordinates: 52°13′27″N 8°58′15″W / 52.22417°N 8.97083°W / 52.22417; -8.97083Coordinates: 52°13′27″N 8°58′15″W / 52.22417°N 8.97083°W / 52.22417; -8.97083
Country Ireland
Province Munster
County Cork
Time zone WET (UTC+0)
  Summer (DST) IST (WEST) (UTC-1)

Duhallow (Irish: Dúiche Ealla) is a barony located in the north-western part of County Cork, Ireland.

Legal context

Baronies were created after the Norman invasion of Ireland as divisions of counties and were used in 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.

Location and settlements

It is located on the borders of counties Kerry and Limerick, and is bounded on the south by the Boggeragh Mountains. The Blackwater river flows southward from Ballydesmond to Rathmore before turning eastward past Millstreet, Kanturk and Banteer, eventually flowing to the sea at Youghal. The main towns in Duhallow are Kanturk, Newmarket and Millstreet, with smaller villages such as Ballydesmond, Banteer, Lyre, Kilcorney, Nadd, Ballydaly, Boherbue, Castlemagner, Cullen, Kiskeam, Kilbrin, Knocknagree, Lismire, Meelin, Freemount, Rockchapel and Tullylease.


See also

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