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Placename : Leitrim

In Irish : Liatroim     Administrative Unit : Parish     Audio File (.wav) Pronunciation Audio File

Administrative Details:

Inclusion here of this parish is not, perhaps, strictly formal. In the hypothesis that the present diocesan boundaries correctly represent the ancient tribal limits the parish now introduced lies entirely outside the territory with which this work professes to deal. As, however, five or six townlands of the external diocese and parish are included in the present County of Waterford, the divisions in question are provisionally noticed. Liath-Druim (Leitrim) signifies “Grey-Ridge�; the Taxation of Pope Nicholas, however, spells the name - Lectrum. The western boundary of the parish and diocese has a much clearer physical definition than the corresponding county boundary. The diocesan boundary is marked by a deep glen running northward from the river to the point where county and diocesan boundaries coincide.


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Parish Location Map:

Cahergal, Countygate, Inchinleama East, Inchinleama West, Knockaunroe, Raspberryhill,

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