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Knockninny

Knockninny
Cnoc Ninnidh[1] (Irish)
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Country Northern Ireland
County Fermanagh

Knockninny () is a barony in County Fermanagh, Northern Ireland.[2] To its east lies Upper Lough Erne, and it is bordered by four other baronies in Northern Ireland: Clanawley to the north-west; Tirkennedy to the north; Magherastephana to the north-east; and Coole to the east.[2] It also borders two baronies in the Republic of Ireland: Loughtee Lower to the south; and Tullyhaw to the south-west.

Knockninny is believed to takes its name from St. Ninnidh, a 6th-century saint. St. Ninnid is listed as one of the "twelve apostles of Ireland", and bore the epithet of Saobhruisc meaning "squinting", given rise to the names; "the squinting saint" or "one-eyed saint".[3] The hill of St. Ninnid lies on the southern shore of Upper Lough Erne.[4]

Before 1450 there is no mention of this barony's name, however the land is noted as being an early Maguire stronghold, with a MacManus (Irish: Mac Maghnuis) sept of Clan Maguire centered here.[3][4]

List of main settlements

List of civil parishes

Below is a list of civil parishes in Knockninny:[5]

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