Leitrim County Council

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Leitrim County Council

Comhairle Chontae Liatroma
Coat of arms or logo
Ita Reynolds Flynn, FG
Leitrim County Council composition.svg
Political groups
  •   Fianna Fáil (6)
  •   Fine Gael (6)
  •   Sinn Féin (2)
  •   Independent (4)
Last election
24 May 2019
Meeting place
The County Gaol (former), Carrick-on-Shannon - geograph.org.uk - 209501.jpg
Áras an Chontae, Carrick-on-Shannon
The area governed by the council

Leitrim County Council (Irish: Comhairle Chontae Liatroma) is the authority responsible for local government in County Leitrim, Ireland. As a county council, it is governed by the Local Government Act 2001. The council is responsible for housing and community, roads and transportation, urban planning and development, amenity and culture, and environment. The council has 18 elected members. Elections are held every five years and are by single transferable vote. The head of the council has the title of Cathaoirleach (Chairperson). The county administration is headed by a Chief Executive, Lar Power.[1] The county town is Carrick-on-Shannon.


The county council, which had originally been based in the Carrick-on-Shannon Courthouse,[2] moved to County Hall (Irish: Áras an Chontae) in 1994.[3] In 2016, after the results of the Brexit referendum, the council backed a motion in which it was proposed that the Irish government would put pressure on the British government to facilitate a referendum on a united Ireland within 12 months.[4]

Local Electoral Areas and Municipal Districts[edit]

Leitrim County Council is divided into the following local electoral areas and municipal districts, defined by electoral divisions.[5]

Municipal District and LEA Definition Seats
Ballinamore Aghacashel, Aghavas, Ballinamore, Barnameenagh, Carrigallen East, Carrigallen West, Castlefore, Cattan, Cloone, Cloverhill, Corrala, Corriga, Drumreilly East, Drumreilly North, Drumreilly South, Drumreilly West, Drumshanbo, Fenagh, Garadice, Gortermone, Greaghglass, Keeldra, Keshcarrigan, Killygar, Kiltubbrid, Lisgillock, Moher, Newtowngore, Oughteragh, Riverstown, Rowan, Stralongford and Yugan. 6
Carrick-on-Shannon Annaduff, Beihy, Breandrum, Bunnybeg, Carrick-on-Shannon, Cashel, Drumard, Drumdoo, Drumod, Drumsna, Gortnagullion, Gowel, Leitrim, Mohill, Rinn and Roosky. 6
Manorhamilton Aghalateeve, Aghanlish, Aghavoghil, Arigna, Ballaghameehan, Belhavel, Cloonclare, Cloonlogher, Drumahaire, Drumkeeran, Garvagh, Glenade, Glenaniff, Glenboy, Glencar, Glenfarn, Gubacreeny, Killanummery, Killarga, Kiltyclogher, Kinlough, Lurganboy, Mahanagh, Manorhamilton, Melvin, Munakill, Sramore, St. Patricks and Tullaghan. 6


2019 seats summary[edit]

Party Seats
Fianna Fáil 6
Fine Gael 6
Sinn Féin 2
Independent 4

Councillors by electoral area[edit]

This list reflects the order in which councillors were elected on 24 May 2019 at the 2019 Leitrim County Council election.[6]

Council members from 2019 election
Local electoral area Name Party
Ballinamore Paddy O'Rourke Fianna Fáil
Caillian Ellis Fianna Fáil
Brendan Barry Sinn Féin
Ita Reynolds Flynn Fine Gael
Enda McGloin[a] Fine Gael
Gerry Dolan Independent
Carrick-on-Shannon Seán McGowan Fianna Fáil
Enda Stenson Independent
Thomas Mulligan Fine Gael
Finola Armstrong-Maguire Fine Gael
Paddy Farrell Fianna Fáil
Des Guckian Independent
Manorhamilton Mary Bohan Fianna Fáil
Pádraig Fallon Sinn Féin
Justin Warnock Fianna Fáil
Frank Dolan Fine Gael
Felim Gurn Independent
Seán MacDermott Fine Gael
  1. ^ Resigned in August 2020, Whip restored in January 2021.


  1. ^ "Senior Management Team of Leitrim County Council". Leitrim County Council. Archived from the original on 8 April 2018. Retrieved 7 April 2018.
  2. ^ "Local Authorities". Oireachtas. 26 May 1982. Archived from the original on 26 October 2019. Retrieved 26 October 2019.
  3. ^ "History". Dock Arts Centre. Archived from the original on 8 November 2019. Retrieved 8 November 2019.
  4. ^ "Council backs motion for Border Poll on united Ireland". Leitrim Observer. 15 July 2016. Archived from the original on 28 November 2020. Retrieved 8 November 2019.
  5. ^ "County of Leitrim Local Electoral Areas and Municipal Districts Order 2018". Irish Statute Book. 19 December 2018. Archived from the original on 23 November 2019. Retrieved 1 September 2020.
  6. ^ "Local Elections 2019: Results, Transfer of Votes and Statistics" (PDF). Department of Housing, Planning and Local Government. pp. 144–146. Archived (PDF) from the original on 10 June 2020. Retrieved 1 September 2020.

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