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Lord Baron Rathcline and Cashell

Chiefs of Muinter Gilgain

Grant of Parishes of Rathline and Cashell to Baron Delvin

' VLV.—-27. Grant from the King to Mary, lady Delvin, widow .of lord Christopher, and her son sir Richard Nugent, baron of .Delvin - Westmeath or Longford, Co.    The site of the late monastery or Priory of Cannons of the Holy-Island, all the buildings and 2 q" of land within the said site thereof—Darrenye and Dirrenegellsgh, 2 q" each, containing 80‘ arable, 10‘ pasture, ,10‘ underwood, and 80‘ be -in Sruhir, 1 q' containmo 20‘ .arable, and 10‘ pasture—in C arue, l qr containing 80‘ arable and 10‘ wood and underwood—in Kerowbeg , 2 q"I containing 60‘ arable, and 80‘ bog and pasture—in Kerowmore, 1 q' containing 30‘ arable, and 15‘ underwood—in Cashell, 2 q" containing 60‘ arable, and 80‘ wood and pasture—in Kerovantie, 1 q‘ containing 80‘ arable and 10‘. wood and pasture—the rectories, 'vicarages, tithes and  hereditaments of Rathline and Cashell—the' vicarages and tithes of Sruhir, Killire, Killnomer, and Kilronen, and the tithes of the rectories—the tithes ofthe lands of Dirreine and Dirrenegealagh; parcel of the estate of the said prior ; demised in reversion to Christopher lord Delvin, 10 June 28‘h liz. for 80 years at 21l 9‘ 0d Ir.—WestmeathCo’. The town or hamlet of Hilton, with 2 messuages, 8 cottages, 240‘ arable, pasture, meadow, and beg; parcel of the estate of the late Friary of Fower; ,valued at 2‘ 13‘ 4‘ by the year.—Longford, Co’.

Citation - Calendar of Patent Rolls

Rathcline Castle, Lanesborough, Co. Longford

Rathcline Castle, Lanesborough, Co. Longford
A medieval tower house, enlarged in the early 17th century, now forms a vast ruin. Looks impressive but is only one wall thick.  © Copyright Kieran Campbell and licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons Licence.

Cashel Monastery

Augustinian Canons Regular ruins near parish church purportedly remains of a foundation dependent on Inchcleraun Island in County Longford which was granted to Baron Delvin


The O'Quinns, chiefs of Muinter Gilgain, and Lords of Rathcline, had the Barony of Rathcline, in Annaly, or Longford. Citation  This caput and lands were granted to Lord Delvin.







Rathcline - Library Ireland

RATHCLINE, or RATHLINE, a parish, in the barony of RATHCLINE, county of LONGFORD, and province of LEINSTER; containing, with the greater portion of the ... 







Pg 57 History of Countyd Longford

Pat. 5. Page 104

Baron Delvin Surrendered several grants back to the Crown, but some were not surrendered such as Rathline and Casshell

  1. Surrender of Monilagan Castle
  2. Surrender of Newton Castle
  3. Surrender Cloning Island
  4. Surrender of Lisvenoa Castle
  5. Not Surrendered Grant of Rectories Vicarages of Rathline and Casshell, titles , spiritual and termporal.
  6. Not Surrendered Priorie of Channons of the Holy Island
  7. Not surrendered: Possessions of Holy Island including Dirreine and Dirrenegealagh in Lonford.
  8. Not surrendered, Lands in Abbey Lara

Pat. 12, XLI