Shillelagh (barony)

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Shillelagh
Síol Éalaigh (Irish)
Barony
Baronies of County Wicklow. Shillelagh is in the southwest.
Baronies of County Wicklow. Shillelagh is in the southwest.
Sovereign state Republic of Ireland
County Wicklow
Area
 • Total 179.47 km2 (69.29 sq mi)

Shillelagh (Irish: Síol Éalaigh) is a barony in County Wicklow, Republic of Ireland.

Etymology

Shillelagh barony derives its name from the Síol Elaigh, a local people who claimed descent from Élothach mac Fáelchon, and from the village of Shillelagh.[1]

Location

Shillelagh barony is located in southwest County Wicklow.

History

Derived from Síol Elaigh, meaning descendants of Ealach. O'Dunlaing (O'Dowling) was noted as a chief of Síl n-Elathaig, a branch of the Síl Mella. The Ua Tuathail (O'Tooles) were driven here in the late 12th century, following the Cambro-Norman invasion. [2]

List of settlements

Below is a list of settlements in Shillelagh barony:

References