BROWSE
townland
Baile na Leacan
genitive: Bhaile na Leacan
(Irish)
Lakingstown
(English)

Glossary

English townland, town, homestead
leaca, leacain, leacan
English hillside

Centrepoint

53.5752, -7.5676latitude, longitude
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Historical references

1632
Lakinston
Inq. Leathanach: 74
1655
Lackingstowne
DS
1659
Lakinstons
Cen. Leathanach: 310
1660
Lackingstowne
BSD Leathanach: 4
1665
Lekynstowne
Inq. Leathanach: 2
1679
Lackingstowne al' Labinstowne
Inq. Leathanach: 10
1679
Lackinstowne
Inq. Leathanach: 10
1957
Lakingstown
"Pronounced 'lake-ins-town'. No Irish, ibid. 19."
PN Westmeath Leathanach: 304
1957
"CRUCKAUN BAWN. 'Cnocán Bán', little hill, ibid. 29. In the townland of Lakingstown"
PN Westmeath Leathanach: 304

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