Lettermore

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Letermor
Leitir Móir
Village
Lettermore is located in Ireland
Lettermore
Location in Ireland
Coordinates: 53°17′20″N 9°39′18″W / 53.289°N 9.655°W / 53.289; -9.655Coordinates: 53°17′20″N 9°39′18″W / 53.289°N 9.655°W / 53.289; -9.655
Country Ireland
Province Connacht
County County Galway
Elevation 1 m (3 ft)
Irish Grid Reference L887279
As this is a Gaeltact village, the Irish Leitir Móir is the official name.

Lettermore (Irish: Leitir Móir) is a Gaeltacht village in County Galway, Ireland. It is also the name of an island, linked by road to the mainland, on which the village sits. The name comes from the Irish Leitir Móir meaning great rough hillside (leitir = rough hillside). The main spoken language of the area is Irish. Lettemore island is in two halves. The eastern half is known as Lettermore, while the western half is known as Lettercallow (Leitir Calaidh, "rough hillside by a marshy area").

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Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
1841 844 —    
1851 661 −21.7%
1861 669 +1.2%
1871 718 +7.3%
1881 890 +24.0%
1891 832 −6.5%
1901 747 −10.2%
1911 801 +7.2%
Year Pop. ±%
1926 721 −10.0%
1936 677 −6.1%
1946 815 +20.4%
1951 843 +3.4%
1956 820 −2.7%
1961 710 −13.4%
1966 600 −15.5%
1971 604 +0.7%
Year Pop. ±%
1979 597 −1.2%
1981 582 −2.5%
1986 542 −6.9%
1991 508 −6.3%
1996 503 −1.0%
2002 497 −1.2%
2006 528 +6.2%
Source: Central Statistics Office. "CNA17: Population by Off Shore Island, Sex and Year". CSO.ie. Retrieved October 12, 2016. 

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