Leitrim, County Down

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This article is about the hamlet in County Down. For other uses, see Leitrim.

Leitrim (from Irish Liatroim, meaning "grey ridge") is a townland and hamlet in County Down, Northern Ireland, near Castlewellan.

There are two townlands called Leitrim in South Down, one is referred to as Upper Leitrim, the other, as Lower Leitrim. One being closer to Hilltown, the other approximately 6 miles from Castlewellan, near Dromara. It is set between the Dromara Hills (Slieve Croob) and the Mourne Mountains. It is claimed to be home to the MacCartan clan of Kinelarty.

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  1. ^ "Banbridge". Travel Now. Retrieved 2007-12-11. 

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Coordinates: 54°17′N 6°00′W / 54.283°N 6.000°W / 54.283; -6.000