Leitrim (County Galway barony)

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Leitrim (Irish: Liatroim) is a barony in Ireland that lies partly in County Galway and partly in County Clare. It is located in the extreme south-east of County Galway and the north-East of County Clare.[la 1] Under the Local Government (Ireland) Act 1898, part of the barony was transferred from Galway to the administrative county of Clare. Leitrim is bounded, clockwise from the southwest, by the Clare baronies of Tulla Upper and Tulla Lower; the Galway baronies of Loughrea to the west, Kilconnell to the north, and Longford to the east; and by Lough Derg to the south and southeast.[1] It measures 20 miles (32 km) from north to south and 9.5 miles (15.3 km) from east to west.[2]

Geography[edit]

The highest peak in the barony is the Scalp (380m), part of the Slieve Aughty range. Lough Derg forms the barony's eastern boundary. Three rivers flow in an easterly direction to the Lough; from north to south they are the Cappagh, the Woodford and the Coos. The mines at Tynagh were a source of lead and zinc from the 1960s until their closure in 1981.

The R353 regional road bisects the barony from east to west. At the northern end is the N65 national road.

Settlements in the barony include Caherakilleen[la 2], Kilreekill, Tynagh and Woodford in Galway, and Mountshannon and Whitegate in Clare.

Civil parishes[edit]

There are 12 civil parishes in the barony. Ten are in County Galway:

Three since 1898 have been in County Clare:

References[edit]

From logainm.ie:

  1. ^ "Liatroim / Leitrim". logainm.ie. Retrieved 14 October 2017.
  2. ^ "Caherakilleen village". logainm.ie. Retrieved 14 October 2018.
  3. ^ "Baile na Cille / Ballynakill". logainm.ie. Retrieved 14 October 2018.
  4. ^ "Cill Chúile / Kilcooly". logainm.ie. Retrieved 14 October 2018.
  5. ^ "Cill Mhian / Kilmeen". logainm.ie. Retrieved 14 October 2018.
  6. ^ "Cill Odhráin / Killoran". logainm.ie. Retrieved 14 October 2018.
  7. ^ "Cill Rícill / Kilreekill". logainm.ie. Retrieved 14 October 2018.
  8. ^ "Cill tSeiscill / Kilteskill". logainm.ie. Retrieved 14 October 2018.
  9. ^ "Dún Doighre / Duniry". logainm.ie. Retrieved 14 October 2018.
  10. ^ "Liatroim / Leitrim civil parish". logainm.ie. Retrieved 14 October 2018.
  11. ^ "Mainistir Ó gCormacáin / Abbeygormacan". logainm.ie. Retrieved 14 October 2018.
  12. ^ "Tíne / Tynagh". logainm.ie. Retrieved 14 October 2018.
  13. ^ "Cluain Rois / Clonrush | logainm.ie". logainm.ie. Retrieved 7 October 2018.
  14. ^ "Cill Bharráin / Kilbarron". logainm.ie. Retrieved 7 October 2018.
  15. ^ "Illaunmore". logainm.ie. Retrieved 7 October 2018.
  16. ^ "Inis Cealtra / Inishcaltra". logainm.ie. Retrieved 7 October 2018.
Other
  1. ^ Joyce, Patrick Weston; Sullivan, Alexander Martin; Nunan, P. D. (1905). "Map of County Galway". Atlas and cyclopedia of Ireland. New York: Murphy and McCarthy. p. 130.
  2. ^ "Leitrim". The Parliamentary Gazetteer of Ireland. 2. Dublin: A. Fullarton. 1846. p. 614.