Inis Eoghain Thiar (Irish)
|Sovereign state||Republic of Ireland|
|• Total||310.91 km2 (120.04 sq mi)|
Inishowen West (Irish: Inis Eoghain Thiar), also called West Inishowen or Innishowen West, is a barony in County Donegal, Republic of Ireland. Baronies were mainly cadastral rather than administrative units. They acquired modest local taxation and spending functions in the 19th century before being superseded by the Local Government (Ireland) Act 1898.
Inishowen West takes its name from Inishowen, in Irish Inis Eoghain, "Eoghan's island [peninsula]", referring to Eógan mac Néill, a semi-legendary king of the 5th century AD and ancestor of the Cenél nEógain dynasty.
Between the 9th and 13th centuries Inishowen was divided into three sectors, Aileach, Bredach and Cairrge Brachaidhe (Carraickabraghy) in the west. O'Mulhall (Mulfaal) and O'Hogain are cited as chiefs of Carrichbrack (Carrickbraghy). Inishowen was originally a single barony but was divided by 1851 into East and West.
List of settlements
Below is a list of settlements in Inishowen West:
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- General Register Office of Ireland (1904). "Alphabetical index to the baronies of Ireland". Census of Ireland 1901: General topographical index. Command papers. Cd. 2071. HMSO. pp. 966–978.
- Lords, Great Britain Parliament House of (21 March 1898). "Public Bills" – via Google Books.
- "Inishowen West". www.townlands.ie.
- "The Baronies of Ireland - History". sites.rootsweb.com.
- "Bronze Age Burial near the ancient road | Guarding Grianán Aileach".