Leac an Anfa
|Elevation||205 m (673 ft)|
|Time zone||WET (UTC+0)|
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Lecanvey (Irish: Leac an Anfa) or Leckanvy (Irish: Leic Ainimhe) is a seaside village in County Mayo, Ireland, between Westport and Louisburgh, about 2 km west of Murrisk. It has a small beach with Lecanvey Pier. To the south is Croagh Patrick. To the west is Clare Island.
The Lecanvey Community Alliance was constituted in 2006 to improve the environment of the parts of the area which do not fall into the catchment area of Murrisk or of Louisburgh. Local concerns include improvement of roads and pavements, speed limits, litter control, hedging and mowing, and place-names and area signage.
Lecanvey is located on the R335 regional road.
Townlands served by the Lecanvey Community Alliance
|Bouris (OS maps: Boheh)||An Bhuiríos (or Both Theith)||'the fortified settlement' or 'the warm hut'||360 acres (1.5 km2)|
|Carrowmacloughlin||Ceathrú Mhic Lochlainn||'MacLoughlin's quarter'||600 acres (2.4 km2)|
|Cartoor||Cartúr||'a parcel of land 64 acres (260,000 m2)'||132 acres (0.53 km2)|
|Durless||Dúir Lios||'strong fort'||1,092 acres (4.42 km2)|
|Furrigal (OS maps: Furgill)||Fóirghiall||'pledge for protection, hostage for safety'||439 acres (1.78 km2)|
|Glenbaun||An Gleann Bán||'the white valley'||338 acres (1.37 km2)|
|Glencally||Gleann an Calaidh||'glen of the marshy meadow'||511 acres (2.07 km2)|
|Gloshpatrick (OS maps: Glaspatrick)||Glais Phádraig||'Patrick's streambed'||823 acres (3.33 km2)|
|Gorteendarragh||Goirtín Darach||'little oak field'||12 acres (49,000 m2)|
|Kilsallagh Lower||Coill Saileach Íochtair||'lower wood of willows'||702 acres (2.84 km2)|
|Kilsallagh Upper||Coill Saileach Uachtair||'upper wood of willows'||347 acres (1.40 km2)|
|Kinnock (OS maps: Kinknock)||Ceann Cnoic||'head of the rock'||279 acres (1.13 km2)|
|Lecanvey (OS maps: Leckanvy)||Leac an Anfa||'flagstone of the storm'||786 acres (3.18 km2)|
|Lecanvey Pier||Cé Leac an Anfa||not a proper townland|
|Mullagh||Mullach||'summit'||339 acres (1.37 km2)|
|Tangincartoor||Teanga an Chartúir||'Cartoor's tongue'||234 acres (0.95 km2)|
|Thornhill||Cnoc Sceichín||'hill of the hawthorn'||307 acres (1.24 km2)|
- Joyce, P. W. 1995. The Origin and History of Irish Names of Places vol. II, p. 249.
- "Leic Ainimhe/Leckanvy". logainm.ie. 2014-05-15. Retrieved 2015-03-11.
- Mayo News, "Local Notes", p. 21, 2006-07-26
- "Bus Éireann : Timetable : No. 450" (PDF). buseireann.ie. Retrieved 2015-03-11.
- Milmo, Cahal (1 January 2015). "The mystery of Marsha Mehran - the best-selling young novelist who died a recluse in a rubbish-strewn cottage in Mayo". Irish Independent. Dublin: Irish Independent. Retrieved 2 January 2015.
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