civil parish
Leacain
genitive: Leacan
non-validated name
(Irish)
Lackan
(English)

Glossary

leaca, leacain, leacan
English hillside

Centrepoint

54.2606, -9.28958latitude, longitude
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Archival records

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Historical references

1198
Lecu
Pont. Hib. Leathanach: I, 104
1307c
Lecor
Pap. Tax. Leathanach: 217
1411
Leacum, [de]
CPL Leathanach: vi 261
1431c
Leaccam, [Thomas Laigleys perpertual vicar of]
CPL Leathanach: viii 353
1441
Lachayn, ... ecclesie de
Ann. Tuam. Leathanach: 75 §137
1535
Leacain, de
Ann. Tuam. Leathanach: 117 §348
1584
Lacken
Browne’s Map Leathanach: 2
1585
lackane, Shearon mc Gibbon of
CBC Leathanach: 99
1585
lacken, Sherowne mc Gibbon of
CBC Leathanach: 93
1585
Lacca
Walsingham Letter Bk. Leathanach: 71
1585c
Lekan
First Fruits Leathanach: 344
1615
[Lacken… Sir T. Dillon]
RVis. (Knox)
1633
[Lackan]
Barrett’s Visitation (Knox)
1650c
Duthaidh an Chaéille, dno, Baile na Leacan o Fhearsaid go Traigh Murbhaigh
LGen. Leathanach: i 618 §274.2
1657c
Leckan
DS Leathanach: 207, 225
1661
Lackan Parsih
BSD (ME) Leathanach: 195
1685
Leckan
Hib. Del.
1700c
Lackan
Conn. Map Leathanach: 2
1710c
Leckan Parish
CRL Leathanach: 2A.3.16, 27a
1720c
Lackan
Lea & Moll
1787
Lackan Parish
QRL Leathanach: 2A.6.69, 29
1792
Lackan
Beaufort Map
1825
Castle Lackan
Nimmo Moy Survey:AL
1833
Lackan
TAB Leathanach: 6
1838
Lackan
BS:AL
1838
Lacken
Knox, C.:AL
1838
Lackan
OC:AL
1838
Leacain “hill-side”
OD:AL
1838
Lackin
Par. Cess. Bk.:AL

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