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Leitir Mhic an Bhaird
Leitir Mhic an Bhaird is located in Ireland
Leitir Mhic an Bhaird
Leitir Mhic an Bhaird
Location in Ireland
Coordinates: 54°47′51″N 8°16′57″W / 54.7975°N 8.2825°W / 54.7975; -8.2825Coordinates: 54°47′51″N 8°16′57″W / 54.7975°N 8.2825°W / 54.7975; -8.2825
Country Ireland
Province Ulster
County County Donegal
Elevation 78 m (256 ft)
Irish Grid Reference G818944
Leitir Mhic an Bhaird is the only official name. The anglicized spelling Lettermacaward has no official status.

Leitir Mhic an Bhaird or Leitir Mhic a' Bhaird (anglicised as Lettermacaward)[1] is a Gaeltacht village in the Rosses region of County Donegal, Ireland. The village, known colloquially as Leitir (pronounced letcher), is between the larger towns of Glenties and Dungloe. It is also a civil parish in the historic barony of Boylagh.[2]

Irish language[edit]

There are approximately 650 people living in the Leitir Mhic an Bhaird ED and 19% Irish speakers.


The village has two shops, 'Clerkins', a family run service station, and 'Gallagher's Stop & Shop'. There are 3 pubs; Elliott's, the Gweebarra Bar and Packie's Bar.


The local GAA team is Na Rossa.

Civil parish of Lettermacaward[edit]

The civil parish contains the village of Lettermacaward.[2]


The civil parish contains the following townlands:[2]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Placenames Database of Ireland
  2. ^ a b c "Lettermacaward". IreAtlas Townlands Database. Retrieved 6 May 2015. 

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