Ráth Bhoth Thuaidh (Irish)
|Sovereign state||Republic of Ireland|
|• Total||326.22 km2 (125.95 sq mi)|
Raphoe North (//; Irish: Ráth Bhoth Thuaidh), or North Raphoe, 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 They acquired modest local taxation and spending functions in the 19th century before being superseded by the Local Government (Ireland) Act 1898.
Raphoe North was the ancient territory of the Mac Lochlainn, a branch of the northern Uí Néill. An area called Cinel Moen belonged to the O'Gormleys until the O'Donnells drove them out in the 14th century. Other tribes in the area were the O'Brollaghan, O'Deeney, O'Toner O'Gallagher, O'Quinn, O'Kenny, O'Cannon and O'Derry. The barony of Raphoe was divided into North and South between 1807 and 1821.
List of settlements
Below is a list of settlements in Raphoe North:
- "Census of Ireland, 1901: General report, with illustrative maps and diagrams, tables, and appendix: Copy of the census act, and of the circulars, forms, &c., used for taking the census of Ireland for the year 1901". H.M. Stationery Office. 4 April 1902 – via Google Books.
- 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.
- In and Around Raphoe, published 1999.
- "Raphoe North". www.townlands.ie.
- Discovery Series Sheet 6 (3rd Edition). Ordnance Survey of Ireland (O.S.I.), Dublin, 2005.
- "The Baronies of Ireland - History". sites.rootsweb.com.
- Commons, Great Britain Parliament House of (4 April 1878). "Accounts and Papers of the House of Commons". Ordered to be printed – via Google Books.
- Britain, Great (4 April 1884). "The Public General Acts". Proprietors of the Law Journal Reports – via Google Books.