The Counties and Baronies of Ulster

The historic province of Ulster contained nine counties - six which make up present-day Northern Ireland - Antrim, Armagh, Down, Fermanagh, Londonderry and Tyrone and three which are now part of the Republic of Ireland - Cavan, Donegal and Monaghan.

From the seventeenth to the nineteenth centuries the counties were divided into baronies and the baronies were divided into civil parishes which contained townlands.

The map below shows the nine counties of Ulster and the baronies within each county. Many baronies were further subdivided into Upper and Lower or East and West, but the map does not show these divisions. Parts of some baronies also crossed county boundaries but again, because of the scale of this map, this is not shown.

Copyright 2009 W.Macafee.