townland
Leatún Theas
genitive: Leatún Theas
(Irish)
Latoon South
(English)

Glossary

leath, leith
English half, side

Explanatory note

  • Gaeilge

    side of the bottom-land; side of the fort
    Ní léir cé acu comhfhocal is bun leis an ainm seo, leath +* dúnleath + *(i)n

  • English

    side of the bottom-land; side of the fort
    It is unclear which of the following compounds this name represents, leath +* dún or leath + *(i)n

Centrepoint

52.7901, -8.92888latitude, longitude
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Historical references

1551
Lattune
Inchiquin Leathanach: 502
1582
Lettowne
Inq.(Cl) Leathanach: 1.12
1582
Lettowne
Inchiquin Leathanach: 279
1586
Carrowmore Lattoune, Lattoune
Inq.(Ga) Leathanach: 1.64
1599
Lettowne
F Leathanach: 6310
c.1655
Latton
DS
c.1660
llattoune
BSD (Cl) Leathanach: 155
1729
Leattowne alias Leattoon
CGn. Leathanach: 41494
1787
Latoon
Pelham (Cl)
1839
Latoon
AL
1839
leath tún, 'half hill'
OD:AL
1839
leath tóin (scriosta) tún
pl:AL

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