Liatroim
genitive: Liatroma
validated name
(Irish)
Leitrim
(English)

Hierarchy

county

barony

civil parish

electoral division

Centrepoint

53.9912, -8.06442latitude, longitude
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Properties

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Archival records

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Historical references

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"Cf: Ao, Ca, Cl, Co, DG, Cn, FM, UF P: Kiltoghert b: Leitrim "
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"Pinkman: Liath-Druim = Grey ridge. Leitrim is a small town, from which the county takes its name…. This place [w]as an important centre in the days of the O’Rourkes, Princes of Breifney. They had a castle in Leitrim that figured a good deal in the annals of the time. “Brian, son of Teige (The Mac Rannall, son of Cathal Oge McRannall) was treacherously slain at Liath-Druim by the descendants of his own grandfather.” Four Masters, AD 1490. “The Castle of Liath-Druim was take by Hubert, son of Teige Mac Rannall.” AD 1490. “Liath-Druim of Muintir-Eolais was taken from O’Rourke by the Saxon Captain Nicolas Malby in the spring of this year.” AD 1578. “O’Rourke was disobedient to the English in the autumn of this year and Sir Nicolas Malby mustered and Army an proceeded across the Shannon to oppose him. O’Rourke sent his women and people away over the summit of Sliabh-an-Iarainn and demolished Liath-Druim.” AD 1580. Leitrim town would seem to have been a place of some note as a religious cen
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"Arch. Inventory Mound. In a low-lying position with rock outcrop (17). Enclosure. In a low-lying position with rock outcrop (155). "
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1655
Lyadrum
DS
1659
?Leader
Cen. Leathanach: 560
1660c
Lyadrum
BSD Leathanach: 49
<s>1667<s>
<s>?Leadarra<s>
ASE Leathanach: 129
1685
Liadrum
Hib. Del.
1725c
Liatruim
Eólas ar an Domhan
1833
Leitrim
TAB Leathanach: 75, Nóta: (61:16/11) innéacs
1836
Leitrim
BS:AL
1836
Leitrim
S&V:AL
1836
Liath druim
'grey ridge'
OD:AL
1836
Leitrim
OD:AL

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