Tirawley (Irish: Tír Amhlaidh),archaically known as Tyrawley, is a barony extending southward from the north coast of County Mayo, Ireland. It was created during the shiring of County Mayo out of the Gaelic túath or territory of Tír Amhlaidh, from which it takes its name.
The title Baron Tyrawley was created twice, in 1706 and 1797. The nineteenth century writer Caesar Otway wrote 'Sketches of Erris and Tyrawley' a sometimes amusing and always interesting account of life in North Mayo just prior to the devastating Irish Famine of 1845 - 47.
Downpatrick Head and the Ceide Fields are located on the north coast of the Barony. The historical town of Killala is on its east coast where it looks across the bay at Enniscrone, County Sligo.
The barony of Tirawley includes
Cathal Crobhdearg Ua Conchobair (1153–1224), was a king of Connacht. He was the youngest son of the High King of Ireland Tairrdelbach Ua Conchobair and brother to the last fully recognized High King Ruadri Ua Conchobair. His own sons Aedh Ua Conchobair and Feidhlimidh Ua Conchobair were kings of Connacht after him.
Brian Luighneach Ua Conchobhair was a prince of Connacht.
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Robert Mac Wattin, alias Robert Barrett, Anglo-Irish lord, fl. 1413.
Aodh Ó Máille, Gaelic-Irish Lord and Chief of the Name, died 1415. Ó Máille was a member of the O'Malley family of Clew Bay in what is now County Mayo. The Annals of the Four Masters, sub anno 1415, records his fate:
A great prey was taken by O'Malley, i.e. Hugh, from Dermot O'Malley. Dermot in retaliation took O'Malley's Island, upon which Hugh went in pursuit of Dermot; and a battle was fought between them, in which Hugh O'Malley, Lord of Umallia, was slain by Dermot and his son Conor, and also the son of Thomas O'Malley, and Donnell, the son of Dermot O'Malley. The chieftainship of Umallia was thenceforth wrested from the descendants of Hugh; and Dermot assumed the lordship.
Diarmaid Ó Máille, Gaelic-Irish Lord and Chief of the Name, died 1415.
Donnell Irrais Ó Conchobair, Gaelic-Irish lord, fl. 1272–74.
Donell Ó Dubhda was King of Ui Fiachrach Muaidhe.
Conor Carragh Ó Curnín was an Irish poet.
Domhnall Glas Ó Curnín was an Irish poet.
Diarmuid Mac Bruideadha (Brody), Irish poet, died 1563.
Tír Amhlaidh was a túath in northwest Ireland. It is now represented by the barony of Tirawley, County Mayo. The name is derived from Amhalghaidh, son of Fíachra son of Eochaid Mugmedon of the Connachta group of early Gaelic dynasties.