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Encyclopedia > County Leitrim
County Leitrim
Contae Liatroma
Coat of arms of County Leitrim
Location
centerMap highlighting County Leitrim
Statistics
Province: Connacht
County seat: Carrick-on-Shannon
Code: LM
Area: 1,588 km² (613 sq mi)
Population (2006) 28,837
Website: www.leitrimcoco.ie
Photo of Leitrim countryside
Photo of Leitrim countryside

County Leitrim (Irish: Contae Liatroma, meaning grey ridge) is one of the counties of the Republic of Ireland and is part of the province of Connacht. Its name derives from the Irish Liath Druim, meaning "grey ridge." Image File history File links Leitrimcountylogo. ... map File links The following pages link to this file: County Leitrim Categories: GFDL images ... When under Gaelic rule, Ireland was divided into provinces to replace the earlier system of the túatha. ... Statistics Area: 17,713. ... A county town is the capital of a county in the United Kingdom or Republic of Ireland. ... Carrick-on-Shannon (Irish: Cora Droma Rúisc) is situated in County Leitrim in the Republic of Ireland on the County Roscommon border. ... A number plate for a car registered in 2001 in County Dublin Index marks on Number plates in the Republic of Ireland issued since 1987 have the format YY-CC-SSSSSS where the components are: YY — a 2-digit year (e. ... This article is about the physical quantity. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixel Image in higher resolution (3648 × 2736 pixel, file size: 2. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixel Image in higher resolution (3648 × 2736 pixel, file size: 2. ... The island of Ireland is often referred to as the 32 counties, with its two states, Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland, being nicknamed respectively the six counties and the twenty-six counties. ... Statistics Area: 17,713. ...

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History

In ancient times Leitrim formed the western half of the kingdom of Breifne. This region was long influenced by the O'Rourke family of Dromahair, whose heraldic lion occupies the official county crest to this day. Close ties initially existed with East Breifne, now County Cavan, and the O'Reilly clan seated there. The Normans invaded in the 13th century and occupied the south of Breifne until the exile of Irish landholders in 1620. See Also East Bréifne Ireland in 1014 showing the patchwork of kingdoms. ... Dromahaire ( in Irish) is a village in County Leitrim, Ireland. ... Statistics Province: Ulster County Town: Cavan Code: CN Area: 1,931 km² Population (2006) 63,961 Website: www. ... Norman conquests in red. ...


British Deputy Sir John Perrot had ordered the legal establishment of "Leitrim County" a half-century prior, in 1565. Perrott also demarked the current county borders around 1583, enclosing the namesake grey mountains of the northwest and boggy glades of the southeast. Five forests are traditionally said to have stood in Leitrim up till the 17th century. Today's vast marshes likely formed soon after the county's trees were felled. Dampness quickly permeated the area's reputation: locals boasted that farmland "wasn't sold by the acre—it was sold by the gallon!". With such soil suitable solely for cows and potatoes, Leitrim's 155,000 residents (as of the 1841 census) were ravaged by the Potato Famine. After sixty years, the wounds had started to heal. William Butler Yeats spent the turn of the twentieth century fascinated with Lough Allen and the Sligo-march. Sir John Perrot (c. ... For other uses, please see Great Famine. ... Yeats redirects here. ... (19th century - 20th century - 21st century - more centuries) Decades: 1900s 1910s 1920s 1930s 1940s 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s The 20th century lasted from 1901 to 2000 in the Gregorian calendar (often from (1900 to 1999 in common usage). ... Lough Allen on the River Shannon, in County Leitrim Location map of Lough Allen Lough Allen (Loch Aillionn in Irish) is a lake situated on the River Shannon, in the north-central part of the Republic of Ireland, near Irelands border region. ...


Geography

Scale map of County Leitrim
Scale map of County Leitrim

Leitrim has a short length of Atlantic coastline, just three kilometres (1.9 miles), and is a mostly inland county. Neighbouring Leitrim are the Ulster counties of Donegal to the north, Fermanagh to the northeast, and Cavan to the east, the Leinster county of Longford to the south and, to the west, the Connacht counties of Roscommon and Sligo. Fermanagh is in Northern Ireland while all the other neighbouring counties are within the Republic. The River Shannon and Lough Allen divide Leitrim into North Leitrim and South Leitrim. The Shannon is linked to the Erne via the Shannon-Erne Waterway. Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... Atlantic and North Atlantic redirect here. ... This article is about the nine-county Irish province. ... Statistics Province: Ulster Dáil Éireann: Donegal North East, Donegal South West County seat: Lifford Code: DL Area: 4,841 km² Population (2006) 146,956 Website: www. ... Statistics Province: Ulster County Town: Enniskillen Area: 1,691 km² Population (est. ... Statistics Province: Ulster County Town: Cavan Code: CN Area: 1,931 km² Population (2006) 63,961 Website: www. ... Statistics Area: 19,774. ... Statistics Province: Leinster County Town: Longford Code: LD Area: 1,091 km² Population (2006) 34,361 Website: www. ... Statistics Province: Connacht County Town: Roscommon Code: RN Area: 2,547 km² (983 mi²) Population (2006) 58,700 County Roscommon (Irish: ) is a county located in central Ireland. ... Statistics Province: Connacht County Town: Sligo Code: SO Area: 1,837 km² Population (2006) 60,894[1] Website: www. ... Northern Ireland (Irish: , Ulster Scots: Norlin Airlann) is a constituent country of the United Kingdom lying in the northeast of the island of Ireland, covering 5,459 square miles (14,139 km², about a sixth of the islands total area). ... Carrick-on-Shannon-Bridge Leitrim Shannon-Bridge Offaly The River Shannon (Irish: altenatively Sionna), Irelands longest river, divides the West of Ireland (mostly the province of Connacht) from the east and south (Leinster and most of Munster). ... Lough Allen on the River Shannon, in County Leitrim Location map of Lough Allen Lough Allen (Loch Aillionn in Irish) is a lake situated on the River Shannon, in the north-central part of the Republic of Ireland, near Irelands border region. ... Binomial name Haliaeetus albicilla (Linnaeus, 1758) The White-tailed Eagle (Haliaeetus albicilla) is a very large bird of prey in the family Accipitridae which includes other raptors such as hawks, kites and harriers. ... The Shannon-Erne Waterway is a canal linking the River Shannon in the Republic of Ireland with the River Erne in Northern Ireland. ...


Demographics

Today the county has the lowest population and the lowest population density in the Republic and is the smallest county by area in the province of Connacht. Leitrim has the second highest suicide rate by county over the past five years, and the highest in 2005. It also has the highest amount of elderly people per capita of any Irish county, with 7.6% over the age of 75.


The county town is Carrick-on-Shannon (1,868 inhabitants). In 2003, the first sets of traffic lights in Leitrim were installed at a pedestrian crossing in Carrick-on-Shannon. Carrick-on-Shannon (Irish: Cora Droma Rúisc) is situated in County Leitrim in the Republic of Ireland on the County Roscommon border. ... This article is about a traffic control device. ... A pedestrian crossing or crosswalk is a designated point on a road at which some means are employed to assist pedestrians wishing to cross. ...


Towns and villages and countryside parish

Annaduff,Aghacashel,Aghnasheelin, Aghamore, Aghavas, Aghawillan, Ballaghmeehan, Balloor, Ballinaghgleragh Ballinamore,Bornacoola, Buckode, Ballymeehan, Carrigallen, Carrick on Shannon, Clogher, Cloonclogher, Corrleehan, Corrawallen, Cloone, Creevelea,Clooneclare, Drumcong, Drumeela, Drumshanbo, Dromahair, Drumreilly, Drumsna, Dromod,Drumkeeran, Drumlea, Eshlinbridge, Fenagh Leitrim, Farnaught, Foxfield, Farnagh, Gortlettragh, Glenfarne, Glenade, Glencar, Glenboy, Gortgarrigan, Gorvagh, Jamestown Leitrim, Keshcarrigan, Kiltyclogher, Kinlough, Killanummery Killargue, Killara, Kilclard, Kiltoghert, Killacross Leckaun, Largydonnell, Lurganboy, Lissinka, Lissingroagh, Lissaghgranger, Leitrim, Leitrim village, Manorhamilton, Mohill, Newtowngore, Newtownmanor, Newtown, Rossmore, Rossinver, Tarmon, Tullaghan. Tully, Tawley, Tawinlea, WGS-84 (GPS) Coordinates: , Irish Grid Reference H131112 Statistics Province: Connacht County: Elevation: 74 m Population (2002)  - Town:  - Rural:   687  997 Ballinamore (Irish: ) is a small town in County Leitrim, Ireland, 21 km (13 mi) from the border with Northern Ireland. ... Buckode (Bocóid in Irish) is a village in County Leitrim, Ireland. ... WGS-84 (GPS) Coordinates: 53. ... Carrick-on-Shannon (Irish: Cora Droma Rúisc) is situated in County Leitrim in the Republic of Ireland on the County Roscommon border. ... Clogher is a small town in County Tyrone, Northern Ireland, situated on the River Blackwater in the Dungannon district 25 miles south of Omagh. ... Cloone is a village in County Leitrim, Republic of Ireland. ... Drumcong (Droim Conga in Irish) is a village in County Leitrim, Ireland. ... WGS-84 (GPS) Coordinates: , Irish Grid Reference G978111 Statistics Province: Connacht County: Elevation: 60 m Population (2002)  - Town:  - Rural:   623  977 Drumshanbo (Irish: Droim Seanbhó) is a small picturesque town situated in the heart of County Leitrim, Republic of Ireland. ... Dromahaire ( in Irish) is a village in County Leitrim, Ireland. ... Drumsna (Droim ar Snámh in Irish) is a village in County Leitrim, Ireland. ... Dromod (Irish: Dromad) is a village in County Leitrim, Ireland. ... Drumkeeran (Droim Caorthainn in Irish) is a village in County Leitrim, Ireland. ... Famous writer, John McGahern lived, wrote and farmed here for the last 30 years of his life. ... Foxfield could refer to: Foxfield, Colorado, United States Foxfield, Cumbria, United Kingdom Foxfield, County Leitrim, Ireland A railway station: Foxfield railway station And an unconnected heritage railway: Foxfield Steam Railway, Staffordshire Category: ... Glenfarne is a small village located in the north of County Leitrim, Ireland. ... Gorvagh is a small area in County Leitrim, Ireland. ... // Jamestown may refer to: Jamestown, South Australia Mount Olive-Silverstone-Jamestown, a neighbourhood of Toronto, Ontario Jamestown, Ghana, a district of the city of Accra Jamestown, Dublin Jamestown, Laois Jamestown, Offaly Jamestown, County Leitrim I live there! Jamestown, Saint Helena, a harbour and the capital of Saint Helena Jamestown, the... Keshcarrigan (Ceis Charraigín in Irish) is a village in County Leitrim, Ireland. ... Kiltyclogher (Coillte Clochair in Irish) is a village in County Leitrim, Ireland. ... WGS-84 (GPS) Coordinates: , Irish Grid Reference G816557 Statistics Province: Connacht County: Elevation: 44 m Population (2002)  - Town:  - Rural:   345  495 Kinlough (Irish: ) is a village in County Leitrim, Ireland. ... Killara is a suburb of Sydney, Australia. ... Largydonnell (Learga Uí Dhónaill in Irish) is a village in County Leitrim, Ireland. ... Leitrim (Irish: Liatroim) is one of the counties in the west of Ireland and is part of the province Connacht. ... Manorhamilton (Irish: ) is a small town in County Leitrim, Ireland. ... Mohill (Irish: Maothail) is a town in County Leitrim, Republic of Ireland. ... // Places UK Newtown is the name of several places in the United Kingdom: Newtown, Hampshire Newtown, Isle of Wight Newtown, mid Wales Newtown Ho Newtown Linford Newtown, Birmingham USA Newtown is the name of several places in the United States of America: Newtown, Connecticut Newtown, Indiana Newtown, Missouri Newtown, New... Rossmore is a suburb of Sydney, in the state of New South Wales, Australia. ... Rossinver (Ros Inbhir in Irish) is a village in County Leitrim, Ireland. ... WGS-84 (GPS) Coordinates: , Irish Grid Reference G785578 Statistics Province: Connacht County: Elevation: 1 m Population (2002)  - Town:  - Rural:   -  520 Tullaghan (Irish: ) is a village in County Leitrim, Ireland. ... Tully is a surname, and may refer to R. Brent Tully, an astronomer Charlie Tully James Tully, Irish politician Jim Tully Kivas Tully Mark Tully, author and reporter Mike Tully Montgomery Tully Rush Tully Sean Tully, fictional character Steve Tully Susan Tully Tom Tully Tom Tully (comic writer) Also: Tully...

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County Leitrim, Ireland; Ireland Genealogy Project (3038 words)
The county is in the Connaught Circuit: the assizes and general quarter sessions are held at Carrick-on-Shannon; quarter sessions are held also at Manor-Hamilton and Ballinamore.
The form of the county is somewhat pyramidal, or approaching to that of a slender cone, having its base resting on Longford, and its apex on the sea coast: its extreme length is about 46 miles; its breadth varies from 16 at the former extremity to 2 at the latter.
Leitrim, generally, is not a feeding county like Roscommon, yet there are some excellent farms on which great numbers of cattle are annually fed, principally for the Dublin or English markets.
Leitrim (County) - Uncyclopedia, the content-free encyclopedia (339 words)
Leitrim is a county in the North West of Ireland.
Leitrim is part of the province Connaught and has the smallest population of anywhere in the world, including the internal city of Bill Murray.
In early Leitrim, heterosexuality was illegal and the population dwindled to 33.
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