townland
Leacach
genitive: Leacaigh
non-validated name
(Irish)
Lacka
(English)

Explanatory note

  • Gaeilge

    place of flagstones

    Tá réadú soiléir ar -ch /x/ deiridh na Gaeilge i bhfianaise an 17ú haois. É seo agus an tuairisc ar ‘Bedrock at surface’ tríd an bhaile fearainn (www.epa.ie) a thugann orainn leacach a mholadh seachas leaca “hillside” (tá fána anseo siar síos go dtí Abhainn Duilliúr).

    Cf. bf Leacaigh (#28752) i gClann Donncha, bf An Leacach Mór (#41261) (UF 6, 7).

Centrepoint

53.0319, -7.55591 latitude, longitude
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Archival records

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Historical references

1602
Leakagh
Donagh M' Teige M' Wm. of
F Leathanach: 6733
1655
Leagh & Lackagh
DS
1655
Lewgh & Lacagh
DS (P)
1655
wood of Lewgh & Lackagh
DS
1659
Leaugh and Lackagh
Cen. Leathanach: 496
1660c
Leagh & Lackagh
BSD (La) Leathanach: 149
1666
Leagh and Lackagh
ASE Leathanach: 49
1685
Lackagh
Hib. Del.
1685
Leiogh
Hib. Del.
1685
Wood of Lackagh
Hib. Del.
1838
Lackagh
BS:AL Leathanach: La047,14
1838
Lacca
Bar. Cons.:AL Leathanach: La047,14
1838
Lackagh
Hamilton, W. :AL Leathanach: La047,14
1838
Lakaghconin
Inq. C I:AL Leathanach: La047,14
1838
Lackagh
DS Ref.:AL Leathanach: La047,14
1838
Lacagh
DS Map:AL Leathanach: La047,14
1838
Lackey
Despard:AL Leathanach: La047,14
1838
Lacka
Prop.:AL Leathanach: La047,14
1838
Leacach, 'flaggy, fully of flag stones'
OD:AL Leathanach: La047,14
1838
Lacka
OD (corr.):AL Leathanach: La047,14
2004
lˈakə
Áit.
2004
lakə
Áit.

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