Arklow (barony)

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Arklow

An tInbhear Mór (Irish)
Baronies of County Wicklow. Arklow is in the southeast.
Baronies of County Wicklow. Arklow is in the southeast.
Sovereign state Republic of Ireland
County Wicklow
Area
 • Total 271.06 km2 (104.66 sq mi)

Arklow (Irish: An tInbhear Mór) is a barony in County Wicklow, Republic of Ireland.

Etymology

Arklow barony derives its name from the town of Arklow (from Old Norse Arnkells Lág, "Arnkell's land". The Irish name means "large estuary.")[1]

Location

Arklow barony is located in southeastern County Wicklow, opening onto the Irish Sea, containing Wicklow Head, Mizen Head and Arklow Head.

History

The Uí Garrchon in the north and the Uí Enechglaiss in the south are noted in Arklow barony from about the 7th century. This was part of Ó Broin country after the 12th century, referred to as Crioch Branach. [2]

List of settlements

Below is a list of settlements in Arklow barony:

References

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