Province of Ulster

This is the most northern province of Ireland; it is bounded on the north and west by the Atlantic Ocean, on the east by the North Channel of the Irish Sea, and on the south-east by the provinces of Leinster and Connaught. Its greates extent, from Malin Bay on the west to Donaghadee on the east, is nearly one hundred and thirty miles, and from Glenegad Head, on the north, to the most southern point of the county of Cavan, is about one hundred and ten miles. The circumference of the province, taking in all its sinuosities and indentations, is full seven hundred and eighty miles, enclosing an area of 5,459,314 statute acres, of which there are arable about 3,400,000 acres; uncultivated, 1,800,000; plantations, 80,000; sites of towns, 8,800; and water, 215,000. The province comprises the counties of Antrim, Armagh, Cavan, Donegal, Down, Fermanagh, Londonderry, Monaghan, and Tyrone. These are divided into sixty-six baronies, and subdivided into three hundred and ninety-one parishes.

Transcribed from Slater's National Commercial Directory of Ireland, 1846