Portnahinch or Portnehinch (Irish: Port na hInse[1] is a barony in County Laois (formerly called Queen's County or County Leix), Republic of Ireland.[2][3][4]


Port na hInse (Irish)
Forest road near Emo
Forest road near Emo
Barony map of Queen's County, 1900; Portnahinch is yellow, in the northeast.
Barony map of Queen's County, 1900; Portnahinch is yellow, in the northeast.
Sovereign stateRepublic of Ireland
 • Total145.02 km2 (55.99 sq mi)


The barony is named after the townland of Portnahinch (Port na hInse; "port of the island").[5][6]


Portnahinch is located in the northeastern part of County Laois.[7]


Portnahinch formed part of the ancient Kingdom of Uí Failghe.[8][9][10]

List of settlementsEdit

Below is a list of settlements in Portnahinch barony:


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