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Leitrim, County Antrim

Origin

Ir. Liatroim ‘grey ridge’

Background

Leitrim is a common name which appears in many different townlands across Ireland and in the name of the county. It is a compound form consisting of an adjective liath ‘grey’ that qualifies the common element droim ‘ridge’.

References

Additional Information

Historical name form

Old FormRef. DateReference
Letrim1657cHib. Reg. Dunluce
Litrim1659cCensus 1659 14
2 Qrs of Legtrim1669HMR Ant. 61
Letrim1672cHib. Del. Antrim
Leitrim1780Lendrick Map
~Liath Druim ""grey ridge""1832J O'D (OSNB) B105 B11
Leitrim (townland)1837OSM xvi 25
~Liath-dhruim..grey ridge1869Joyce i 525
liath druim ""grey hill-ridge""1989Dallat's Ballymoney xvii 27
Barony
Dunluce Upper
Parish
Ballymoney
Parish in 1851
Ballymoney
Townland
None
Place name ID
16028
Place name type
T