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"ARKLOW BARONY, one of the eight baronies of the county of Wicklow, in the province of Leinster, Ireland. It is situated in the south-eastern corner of the county, and is bounded on the N. by the barony of Newcastle, on the E. by St. George's Channel, on the S. by the county of Wexford, and on the W. by the barony of Ballinacor. It contains the county town Wicklow, and the parishes of Arklow, Ballentemple, Castlemacadam, Dunganstown, Ennereilly, Kilbride, Killahurler, Kilpoole Redcross, and parts of Drunkay, Glenealy, Inch and Kilcommon; and comprises an area of about 67,357 acres."

"CHARLEVILLE, the seat of the Earl of Rathdown, in the half barony of Rathdown, in the county of Wicklow, province of Ulster, Ireland. It stands about 3 miles to the S.W. of Bray. The spot is one of much beauty, and luxuriance."

"CLARA, a valley in the county of Wicklow, province of Leinster, Ireland; it is a spot of extreme beauty, situated at the meeting of several streams known as Avonmore, and is celebrated by Moore in his "Meeting of the Waters." It stretches from Glenalough to the Avoca, and forms part of the road from Laragh to Rathdrum. In the vicinity are the woods of Clarabeg and Ballygannon."

"COMADERRY, a mountain situated in the W. of the barony of Ballinacor, in the county of Wicklow, province of Leinster, Ireland, in the midst of Glenmalure and Glonanasane. Its height is 1, 567 feet above the level of the sea, and at its foot runs the little river Glaneola."

"CRONBANE, a mountain in the barony of Arklow, in the county of Wicklow, province of Leinster, Ireland. It is situated on the left bank of the river Ovoca, on the western frontier of the barony. Extensive copper-mines are worked here."

"DAN, a lake in the barony of Ballincor, in the county of Wicklow, province of Leinster, 6 miles N.W. of Rathdrum. It is formed by the widening of tributary streams which join the Avonmore. Trout and char abound."

"DARGLE, a picturesque ravine in the half barony of Rathdown, in the county of Wicklow, province of Leinster, Ireland. It is overhung by wooded declivities on either side. Dargle rivulet rises near Crokans Pond Mountain, and, at Powerscourt, runs over a fall of 300 feet, and through Dargle Glen 10 miles to the sea near Bray."

"DERRYBAWN, a mountain and demesne in the barony of Ballinacor, in the county of Wicklow, province of Leinster, Ireland. It forms part of the S. screen of Lake Glendalough. At its foot stands Derrybawn House."

"DEVIL'S GLEN, a mountain pass and part of the valley of the Vartrey river, in the county of Wicklow, province of Leinster, Ireland. It lies between the baronies of New castle and Ballinacor, near Ashford. It is a picturesque ravine, with a fine cascade."

"DOUCE, a mountain in the county of Wicklow, province of Leinster, Ireland. It is one of a range of numerous summits, between the baronies of Ballincar and Rathdown, and commands a very extensive and imposing view."

"DOWNS, a romantic glen between the barony of Newcastle, and the half barony of Rathdown, in the county of Wicklow, province of Leinster, Ireland, near Bray Bellcone. The adjacent demesne is a spot of extreme beauty."

"DUNRAN, a glen in the barony of Newcastle, in the county of Wicklow, province of Leinster, Ireland. It is situated near Newtown-mount-Kennedy, and is a mountain pass of great beauty, leading to the Devil's Glen. It is picturesquely wooded, and the granite rocks on either side are most fantastic in their shapes. There are ruins of an ancient castle. Dunran Hill is 1,122 feet high. A mountain stream with two islets adds much to the beauty of this romantic spot."

"ESS, a waterfall on the river Avonbeg, in the barony of Ballinacor, county Wicklow, province of Leinster, Ireland, 4 miles W. of Glendalough, near the Glenmalure valley."

"FIVE-MILE-POINT, a headland and coastguard station in the county of Wicklow, province of Leinster, Ireland, 6 miles N. of Wicklow."

"GLANISORLEAN, a rivulet and affluent of the river Bray, flowing through the demesne of Powerscroft, in the half barony of Rathdown, county Wicklow, province of Leinster, Ireland. It has a fine cascade."

"GLENMALURE, a valley in the baronies of Ballinacar and Talbotstown, county Wicklow, province of Leinster, Ireland. It is a rugged and desolate spot, associated with the exploits of Teagh Mac Hugh O'Byrne, a powerful outlaw of the time of Elizabeth. In the rebellion of 1798, this place was the scene of many disastrous encounters. The glen affords some interesting studies for the naturalist and geologist."

"HORSEPASSBRIDGE, a village in the barony of Talbotstown, county Wicklow, province of Leinster, Ireland, 4 miles S.W. of Blessington."

"KILLOUGH, a small river in county Wicklow, Ireland."

"KING'S RIVER, two streams of this name in counties Wicklow and Kilkenny, Ireland. The former joins the Liffey near Blessington."

"LIFFEY, a river rising in county Wicklow, and falling into Dublin Bay, Ireland. It has its source in the Kippure Mountain, at a spot 1,715 feet above the sea-level, in the northern part of the county of Wicklow, receiving in its course of 50 miles to the sea the waters of the King's River, Lye, Eskar, and Slade, besides those of the Tolka and Dodder near its mouth. There is a cascade called Poul-a-Phouca, and the salmon leap near Leixlip."

"LUGDUFF, a mountain near Glendalough, county Wicklow, Ireland, 10 miles N.W. of Rathdrum. It attains an altitude of 2,148 feet above the sea-level, and is celebrated for the Lugganure lead mines, which yield galena, with 70 percent. of lead."

"LUGNAQUILLA, a mountain in county Wicklow, Ireland, 10 miles E. of Baltinglass. It attains an altitude of above 3,000 feet above the sea."

"MIZEN HEAD, on the coast of county Wicklow, Ireland, to the S.W. of Wicklow, is distinguished as Ardinairy Point, and is a coastguard station."

"MOANBANE, a mountain in county Wicklow, Ireland, 5 miles S.E. of Blessington. It attains an elevation of 2,313 feet above sea-level."

"MONEYSTOWN, a hill in county Wicklow, Ireland, 5 miles N. of Rathdrum. It attains an elevation of 1,272 feet."

"MULLOCH-CLEEVAUN, a mountain in the northern part of county Wicklow, Ireland, 6 miles S.E. of Blessington. It has an elevation of 2,783 feet above the sea-level."

"NAHANAGAN, a small lough in the county of Wicklow, Ireland, 4 miles N.W. of Laragh. It is situated at an elevation of 1,385 feet above the sea-level."

"NEWCASTLE, a barony in the county of Wicklow, province of Leinster, Ireland. It is bounded by the baronies of Rathdown, Arklow, North Ballinacor, and the Irish Sea. It contains the parishes of Kilcoole, Killisky, Lower Newcastle, Upper Newcastle, Rathnew, and parts of Calary, Derrylossary, Drumkay, Glenealy, and Kilcommon, comprising an area of about 52,296 acres."

"NORTH and SOUTH BALLINACOR BARONY, two of the eight baronies or subdivisions of the county of Wicklow, in the province of Leinster, Ireland, occupying the central parts of the county, and bounded on the N. by the barony of Rathdown, on the E. by the baronies of Newcastle and Arklow, on the S. by the county of Wexford, and on the W. by the baronies of Upper and Lower Talbotstown. North Ballinacor contains the parish of Rathdrum, with portions of the parishes of Calary, Derrylossory, and Knockrath, and has an area of about 74,000 acres. South Ballinacor contains the following parishes: Ballinacor, Ballykine, Kilcommon, Moyne, Preban with portions of those of Crosspatrick, Hacketstown, Kilfife, Kiltogan, and Knockrath, and has an area of about 78,300 acres.

"OULER, a lough in the barony of North Ballinacor, county Wicklow, Ireland, 8 miles N. of Rathdrum, and 3 N.E. of Glendalough, or "the two laked glen." It is situated in a wild spot under Thonelagee Mountain, 1,830 feet above the sea level, and discharges its superfluous waters into the river Avonmore, of which it forms one of the principal sources."

"OVOCA, a river and vale of the county of Wicklow, province of Leinster, Ireland. It is formed by the confluence of the streams Avonmore and Avonbeg, at a spot celebrated by the poet Moore as the "Meeting of the Waters," 7 miles N.W. of Arklow. Some 4 miles farther on it joins the Darragh. At Newbridge is the Ovoca station, on the Dublin, Wicklow, and Wexford railway."

"PHOUL-A-PHOUCA, (or The Devil's Pool), a fall of the river Liffey, situated between the counties of Wicklow and Kildare, Ireland, 4 miles S.W. of Blessington. Its height is 150 feet, and its breadth 40. The road to New Ross is carried across the chasm by means of a bridge.

"POOLANAS, (or Lower Lough), a small lake in the Vale of Glendalough, barony of North Ballinacor, county Wicklow, Ireland.

"POTTER'S RIVULET, a stream of the county of Wicklow, Ireland, rises in the barony of Arklow, and falls into Brittas Bay near Mizen Head."

"RATHDOWN, a half barony in the county of Wicklow, province of Leinster, Ireland. It contains the town of Bray, and the village of Rathdown, besides 5 parishes. This barony gave title of earl to the family of Monck."

"SALLY-GAP, a pass in the Wicklow mountains, county Wicklow, Ireland, 9 miles S.W. of Bray."

"SAUNDERSVILLE, a hamlet in the barony of Upper Talbotstown, county Wicklow, province of Leinster, Ireland, 2 miles N.N.E. of Baltinglass."

"SCAR, a mountain in the northern part of county Wicklow, Ireland, near Laragh. It attains an elevation of 2,105 feet above sea-level."

"SEEFINGAN, a mountain of the county of Wicklow, Ireland, near Blessington. It attains an elevation of 2,364 feet above sea-level."

"SHILLELAGH, a barony in the county of Wicklow, province of Leinster, Ireland, containing the parishes of Aghowle, Liscolman, Mullincuff, and parts of Ardoyne, Carnew, Crecrin, Crosspatrick, and Moyacomb. The barony was taken from the O'Byrne family by Lord Strafford, and now belongs to Earl Fitzwilliam."

"TABLE MOUNTAIN, a lofty peak in county Wicklow, Ireland, 6 miles E. of Donard. It attains an elevation of 2,302 feet above sea-level."

"TALBOTSTOWN, (Upper and Lower) two baronies of the county of Wicklow, province of Leinster, Ireland. The former contains the parishes of Blessington, Boystown, Burgage, Crehelp, Donard, Hollywood, Kilbride, and parts of Dunlavin and Tober. The latter contains the town of Stratford-on-Slaney, the parishes of Ballymore, Donaghmore, Freynestown, Kilranelagh, Rathbran, Rathsallagh, Rathtoole, and parts of Baltinglass, Dunlavin, Kiltegan, and Tober.

"TAY, (or Luggelaw), a lough of county Wicklow, Ireland, lies among the mountains at the head of the river Annamoe, its surface being 808 feet above sea-level.

"THE KIPPURES, a chain of mountains on the borders of counties Dublin and Wicklow, Ireland. They attain an altitude of 2,478 feet above the sea-level. The Liffey takes its rise in these mountains.

"VARTRY, a river of county Wicklow, Ireland, rises under Douce mountain, and flowing through the Devil's Glen, falls into the sea 2 miles N. of Wicklow."

"WINDGATE, a hamlet in the barony of Rathdown, county Wicklow, Ireland, 2 miles S.E. of Bray. It is situated under Windgate Hill, which rises to the height of 500 feet."

[Transcribed from The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland 1868]
by Colin Hinson ©2018