Ireland coat of armsFore has an area of 49,056 acres, making it the largest barony in Westmeath but placing it among the smaller baronies in Ireland. Mullaghmeen, the highest point in Westmeath is located in Fore and at 261 metres (856 ft) is the lowest county high point in Ireland. The barony contains three large lakes, Lough Derravaragh, Lough Sheelin and Lough Lene and the River Inny flows through the barony before it connects to the River Shannon. The barony borders the counties of Cavan, Longford and Meath.

Fore is a barony in northern County Westmeath, Ireland. It was formed by 1672.

There are 17 baronies in Co. Meath that we know about. You may wish to compare this list (below) with Wikipedia's list of baronies in Meath.

Townlands

There are 103 townlands that we know about in Fore. This represents 97.5% of all the area in Fore.

  • Annagh, Moylagh Civil Parish, Barony of Fore, Co. Meath 863 A, 0 R, 23 P
  • Ardfrail, Oldcastle Civil Parish, Barony of Fore, Co. Meath 76 A, 0 R, 1 P
  • Ballany (Baile Eanaigh) , Moylagh Civil Parish, Barony of Fore, Co. Meath 450 A, 1 R, 24 P
  • Ballinarink, Killeagh Civil Parish, Barony of Fore, Co. Meath 974 A, 1 R, 39 P
  • Ballinlough, Moylagh Civil Parish, Barony of Fore, Co. Meath 1047 A, 1 R, 1 P
  • Ballintogher, Moylagh Civil Parish, Barony of Fore, Co. Meath 287 A, 3 R, 29 P
  • Ballinvally (Baile an Bhealaigh) , Oldcastle Civil Parish, Barony of Fore, Co. Meath 573 A, 3 R, 33 P
  • Ballymacad (Baile Mhic Adaigh) , Killeagh Civil Parish, Barony of Fore, Co. Meath 548 A, 3 R, 33 P
  • Ballynacree (Baile na Críche) , Killeagh Civil Parish, Barony of Fore, Co. Meath 103 A, 2 R, 30 P
  • Ballynagranshy, Killeagh Civil Parish, Barony of Fore, Co. Meath 172 A, 1 R, 32 P
  • Ballynamona, Loughcrew Civil Parish, Barony of Fore, Co. Meath 231 A, 0 R, 35 P
  • Balrath, Diamor Civil Parish, Barony of Fore, Co. Meath 360 A, 3 R, 27 P
  • Baltrasna (An Baile Trasna) , Moylagh Civil Parish, Barony of Fore, Co. Meath 1535 A, 3 R, 4 P
  • Belleek, Loughcrew Civil Parish, Barony of Fore, Co. Meath 239 A, 0 R, 2 P
  • Belview, Diamor Civil Parish, Barony of Fore, Co. Meath 280 A, 2 R, 16 P
  • Bobsville, Diamor Civil Parish, Barony of Fore, Co. Meath 302 A, 0 R, 39 P
  • Boherard, Killallon Civil Parish, Barony of Fore, Co. Meath 230 A, 0 R, 8 P
  • Boolies, Oldcastle Civil Parish, Barony of Fore, Co. Meath 897 A, 1 R, 29 P
  • Carnbane (An Carn Bán) , Loughcrew Civil Parish, Barony of Fore, Co. Meath 68 A, 3 R, 7 P
  • Castlecor, Kilbride Civil Parish, Barony of Fore, Co. Meath 384 A, 0 R, 11 P
  • Church Island (Inis Uachtair) , Killeagh Civil Parish, Barony of Fore, Co. Meath 5 A, 1 R, 26 P
  • Clonabreany, Diamor Civil Parish, Barony of Fore, Co. Meath 648 A, 0 R, 30 P
  • Cloneveran, Killallon Civil Parish, Barony of Fore, Co. Meath 122 A, 2 R, 18 P
  • Clongowny, Killallon Civil Parish, Barony of Fore, Co. Meath 251 A, 3 R, 26 P
  • Corstown (Baile an Chorraigh) , Diamor Civil Parish, Barony of Fore, Co. Meath 265 A, 3 R, 39 P
  • Crossdrum Lower (Crosdroim Íochtarach) , Killeagh Civil Parish, Barony of Fore, Co. Meath 964 A, 0 R, 27 P
  • Crossdrum Upper (Crosdroim Uachtarach) , Killeagh Civil Parish, Barony of Fore, Co. Meath 338 A, 1 R, 22 P
  • Cullendragh, Killeagh Civil Parish, Barony of Fore, Co. Meath 402 A, 0 R, 15 P
  • Derrysheridan, Killeagh Civil Parish, Barony of Fore, Co. Meath 133 A, 2 R, 0 P
  • Diamor, Diamor Civil Parish, Barony of Fore, Co. Meath 1191 A, 2 R, 21 P
  • Dogstown, Diamor Civil Parish, Barony of Fore, Co. Meath 25 A, 1 R, 29 P
  • Drumlerry, Oldcastle Civil Parish, Barony of Fore, Co. Meath 780 A, 2 R, 35 P
  • Drumone, Barony of Fore, Co. Meath 203 A, 0 R, 16 P
  • Drumsawry (see Summerbank (aka Drumsawry) , Loughcrew Civil Parish, Barony of Fore, Co. Meath)
  • Dunnagorran, Killallon Civil Parish, Barony of Fore, Co. Meath 283 A, 3 R, 19 P
  • Farranaglogh, Oldcastle Civil Parish, Barony of Fore, Co. Meath 256 A, 3 R, 13 P
  • Fennor Lower, Oldcastle Civil Parish, Barony of Fore, Co. Meath 751 A, 0 R, 36 P
  • Fennor Upper, Oldcastle Civil Parish, Barony of Fore, Co. Meath 643 A, 3 R, 13 P
  • Firpark, Diamor Civil Parish, Barony of Fore, Co. Meath 176 A, 2 R, 39 P
  • Forkill, Loughcrew Civil Parish, Barony of Fore, Co. Meath 173 A, 2 R, 28 P
  • Galboystown, Killallon Civil Parish, Barony of Fore, Co. Meath 638 A, 3 R, 34 P
  • Galleastown, Loughcrew Civil Parish, Barony of Fore, Co. Meath 426 A, 3 R, 34 P
  • Galmoystown, Loughcrew Civil Parish, Barony of Fore, Co. Meath 670 A, 3 R, 13 P
  • Garrynabolie, Moylagh Civil Parish, Barony of Fore, Co. Meath 247 A, 2 R, 36 P
  • Geehanstown, Killallon Civil Parish, Barony of Fore, Co. Meath 536 A, 1 R, 5 P
  • Gibbonstown, Killallon Civil Parish, Barony of Fore, Co. Meath 313 A, 2 R, 7 P
  • Glebe, Loughcrew Civil Parish, Barony of Fore, Co. Meath 70 A, 3 R, 20 P
  • Glebe, Kilbride Civil Parish, Barony of Fore, Co. Meath 35 A, 3 R, 27 P
  • Glebe, Killallon Civil Parish, Barony of Fore, Co. Meath 51 A, 2 R, 21 P
  • Glebe, Killeagh Civil Parish, Barony of Fore, Co. Meath 32 A, 2 R, 24 P
  • Glenaward, Moylagh Civil Parish, Barony of Fore, Co. Meath 132 A, 1 R, 39 P
  • Glenboy, Oldcastle Civil Parish, Barony of Fore, Co. Meath 283 A, 2 R, 22 P
  • Gortloney, Moylagh Civil Parish, Barony of Fore, Co. Meath 543 A, 3 R, 33 P
  • Greenan (An Grianán) , Moylagh Civil Parish, Barony of Fore, Co. Meath 614 A, 0 R, 36 P
  • Halfcarton, Killeagh Civil Parish, Barony of Fore, Co. Meath 297 A, 2 R, 5 P
  • Hamlinstown, Diamor Civil Parish, Barony of Fore, Co. Meath 178 A, 3 R, 37 P
  • Hartstown, Killallon Civil Parish, Barony of Fore, Co. Meath 852 A, 0 R, 6 P
  • Herbertstown, Killallon Civil Parish, Barony of Fore, Co. Meath 453 A, 3 R, 23 P
  • Keenaghan, Killallon Civil Parish, Barony of Fore, Co. Meath 293 A, 1 R, 19 P
  • Killacroy, Killallon Civil Parish, Barony of Fore, Co. Meath 209 A, 2 R, 31 P
  • Kingsmountain, Killallon Civil Parish, Barony of Fore, Co. Meath 170 A, 2 R, 34 P
  • Knockbrack (An Cnoc Breac) , Loughcrew Civil Parish, Barony of Fore, Co. Meath 225 A, 2 R, 10 P
  • Knocklough, Loughcrew Civil Parish, Barony of Fore, Co. Meath 726 A, 2 R, 18 P
  • Knockmacoony, Oldcastle Civil Parish, Barony of Fore, Co. Meath 199 A, 2 R, 11 P
  • Lakefield, Killallon Civil Parish, Barony of Fore, Co. Meath 235 A, 1 R, 34 P
  • Lordstown, Diamor Civil Parish, Barony of Fore, Co. Meath 167 A, 3 R, 24 P
  • Loughanbrean, Killallon Civil Parish, Barony of Fore, Co. Meath 223 A, 2 R, 6 P
  • Loughanderg, Killallon Civil Parish, Barony of Fore, Co. Meath 281 A, 2 R, 31 P
  • Loughcrew Demesne, Loughcrew Civil Parish, Barony of Fore, Co. Meath 1245 A, 1 R, 2 P
  • Lower Crossdrum (see Crossdrum Lower (Crosdroim Íochtarach) , Killeagh Civil Parish, Barony of Fore, Co. Meath)
  • Lower Fennor (see Fennor Lower, Oldcastle Civil Parish, Barony of Fore, Co. Meath)
  • Lurganboy, Moylagh Civil Parish, Barony of Fore, Co. Meath 129 A, 0 R, 21 P
  • Martinstown, Diamor Civil Parish, Barony of Fore, Co. Meath 265 A, 0 R, 9 P
  • Milltown, Moylagh Civil Parish, Barony of Fore, Co. Meath 631 A, 2 R, 30 P
  • Moat, Killeagh Civil Parish, Barony of Fore, Co. Meath 791 A, 2 R, 21 P
  • Monennigan, Killallon Civil Parish, Barony of Fore, Co. Meath 118 A, 1 R, 33 P
  • Moylagh (Maigh Locha) , Moylagh Civil Parish, Barony of Fore, Co. Meath 382 A, 2 R, 20 P
  • Mullagh (An Mullach) , Loughcrew Civil Parish, Barony of Fore, Co. Meath 86 A, 3 R, 5 P
  • Murrens (Na Muirne) , Moylagh Civil Parish, Barony of Fore, Co. Meath 204 A, 3 R, 16 P
  • Newcastle, Oldcastle Civil Parish, Barony of Fore, Co. Meath 799 A, 2 R, 2 P
  • Newtown, Killallon Civil Parish, Barony of Fore, Co. Meath 278 A, 1 R, 29 P
  • Newtown (An Baile Nua) , Loughcrew Civil Parish, Barony of Fore, Co. Meath 263 A, 1 R, 0 P
  • Oldcastle (An Seanchaisleán) , Oldcastle Civil Parish, Barony of Fore, Co. Meath 1247 A, 2 R, 37 P
  • Oldtully, Oldcastle Civil Parish, Barony of Fore, Co. Meath 205 A, 3 R, 5 P
  • Patrickstown (Baile Phádraig) , Diamor Civil Parish, Barony of Fore, Co. Meath 1055 A, 3 R, 27 P
  • Philipstown, Diamor Civil Parish, Barony of Fore, Co. Meath 292 A, 2 R, 27 P
  • Pigotstown, Killallon Civil Parish, Barony of Fore, Co. Meath 237 A, 3 R, 10 P
  • Rahaghy (Ráth Eachaidh) , Loughcrew Civil Parish, Barony of Fore, Co. Meath 89 A, 3 R, 28 P
  • Rahard, Oldcastle Civil Parish, Barony of Fore, Co. Meath 560 A, 2 R, 11 P
  • Rasillagh, Killeagh Civil Parish, Barony of Fore, Co. Meath 236 A, 0 R, 1 P
  • Rathbrack, Killallon Civil Parish, Barony of Fore, Co. Meath 418 A, 0 R, 33 P
  • Rathbrack, Moylagh Civil Parish, Barony of Fore, Co. Meath 102 A, 0 R, 22 P
  • Rathmea, Killeagh Civil Parish, Barony of Fore, Co. Meath 246 A, 1 R, 22 P
  • Ross (An Ros) , Killeagh Civil Parish, Barony of Fore, Co. Meath 983 A, 0 R, 24 P
  • Seraghstown, Killallon Civil Parish, Barony of Fore, Co. Meath 363 A, 0 R, 32 P
  • Shanco, Killallon Civil Parish, Barony of Fore, Co. Meath 324 A, 3 R, 18 P
  • Springhall, Moylagh Civil Parish, Barony of Fore, Co. Meath 154 A, 1 R, 22 P
  • Sranaboll, Killallon Civil Parish, Barony of Fore, Co. Meath 432 A, 3 R, 2 P
  • Stirrupstown, Killallon Civil Parish, Barony of Fore, Co. Meath 303 A, 1 R, 21 P
  • Stonefield (An Chlocharnach) , Oldcastle Civil Parish, Barony of Fore, Co. Meath 882 A, 3 R, 26 P
  • Summerbank (aka Drumsawry) , Loughcrew Civil Parish, Barony of Fore, Co. Meath 805 A, 1 R, 27 P
  • Thomastown, Loughcrew Civil Parish, Barony of Fore, Co. Meath 593 A, 0 R, 11 P
  • Tubrid, Killeagh Civil Parish, Barony of Fore, Co. Meath 661 A, 2 R, 37 P
  • Tubride, Oldcastle Civil Parish, Barony of Fore, Co. Meath 346 A, 3 R, 25 P
  • Tully, Killeagh Civil Parish, Barony of Fore, Co. Meath 101 A, 2 R, 2 P
  • Upper Crossdrum (see Crossdrum Upper (Crosdroim Uachtarach) , Killeagh Civil Parish, Barony of Fore, Co. Meath)
  • Upper Fennor (see Fennor Upper, Oldcastle Civil Parish, Barony of Fore, Co. Meath)
  • Williamstown, Diamor Civil Parish, Barony of Fore, Co. Meath 285 A, 2 R, 20 P

 

 

Situated at Fore Abbey (Irish: Mainistir Fhobhair) is the old Benedictine Abbey ruin, situated to the north of Lough Lene in County Westmeath, just 25km outside its county town of Mullingar.

 

Fore village, (sister parish of nearby St. Mary's Collinstown) is situated within a valley between two hills: the Hill of Ben, the Hill of Houndslow, and the Anchorland rise area. There can be found the ruins of a Christian monastery, which had been populated at one time by French Benedictine monks from Évreux, Normandy.

Fore, Fobhar is the anglicised version of the Irish name that signifies “the town of the water-springs” and was given to the area after Saint Feichin’s spring or well, which is next to the old church a short distance from where the ruined monastery still stands. It was St. Feichin who founded the ancient Fore Abbey around 630. By 665 (the time of the yellow plague) there were 300 monks living in the community.