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ID: 7003503
 

Record Type: administrative
Hierarchy of Monaghan (county)  Monaghan (county)

Coordinates:
Lat: 54 10 00 N  degrees minutes   Lat: 54.1667  decimal degrees
Long: 007 00 00 W  degrees minutes   Long: -7.0000  decimal degrees

Note: County Monaghan of the province of Ulster in the northern Republic of Ireland consists of lowlands and numerous lake and ponds, measuring some 498 square miles and peppered by drumlins, long oval mounds that occur between lakes. It was a part of the ancient kingdom of Oriel, founded in 330 CE and lasting until the Anglo-Norman invasion of 1171. Monaghan itself remained under the rule of the MacMahon clan, who avoided Anglo-Norman invasion, until the late 16th century, when the English crown took possession. Almost three-quarters of the population live on small farms that produce hay, potatoes, and oats and pasture cattle. Economic activities include dairying, retail marketing, and the manufacture of footwear, textiles, cured bacon, and furniture. The 2003 estimated population was 53,000.

Names:
Monaghan (preferred,C,V,English,U,N)
County Monaghan (C,V,display,English,U,N)
Muineachán (C,V,Irish Gaelic,U,N)

Hierarchical Position:
Hierarchy of World (facet)    World (facet)
Hierarchy of Europe (continent)  ....  Europe (continent) (P)
Hierarchy of Ireland (nation)  ........  Ireland (nation) (P)
Hierarchy of Ulster (province)  ............  Ulster (province) (P)
Hierarchy of Monaghan (county)  ................  Monaghan (county) (P)

Place Types:
county (preferred, C)
first level subdivision (C)
kingdom (H)  ............  of Oriel from 330 until disbanded by Anglo-Normans in 13th cen.

Sources and Contributors:
County Monaghan..........  [BHA, VP]
.............................  Blue Guide: Ireland (1989) 73
Monaghan..........  [GRLPSC, VP Preferred]
.................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) VIII, 244
.................  Rand McNally Atlas (1994) I-113
.................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984)
Muineach├ín..........  [VP]
.......................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) VIII, 244
Subject: .....  [BHA, GRLPSC, VP]
..................  Blue Guide: Ireland (1989) 73
..................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) VIII, 244
..................  Rand McNally Atlas (1994) I-113
..................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984)
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]
..........  Encyclopedia Britannica Online (2002-) accessed 22 Oct. 2003

 

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