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County Leitrim (pronounced lee-trəmIrishContae Liatroma) is a county in Ireland. It is in the province of Connacht and is part of the Border Region. It is named after the village of Leitrim. Founded in the early modern period, the county encompasses the historic Gaelic Ireland territory of West Bréifne corresponding to the northern part of the county, and Muintir Eolais or Conmaicne Réin, corresponding to the southern part. Leitrim County Council is the local authority for the county, which had a population of 31,972 according to the 2016 census.

Geographically, the county is almost evenly divided along north-south lines by Lough Allen, the River Shannon and Sliabh an Iarainn. Uniquely among Irish counties, there is no way to cross from the north of the county to the south (or vice versa) by road without leaving its boundaries. North Leitrim is slightly larger than the south, comprising 51% of County Leitrim’s land area. However, South Leitrim, with towns such as Carrick-on-Shannon, Ballinamore and Drumshambo, is significantly more populous, containing approximately 65% of the county’s population as of 2016.[13]

The Book of Fenagh is the most famous medieval manuscript originating here. In the 19th century the poet John McDonald (of Dromod) lived in the county, and William Butler Yeats spent the turn of the twentieth century fascinated with Lough Allen and much of Leitrim. Glencar Waterfall, 11 kilometres (7 mi) from Manorhamilton, inspired Yeats and is mentioned in his poem The Stolen Child.

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Mary Browne


Software Engineer & Agile Scrum Master, Spring by Citi, Citi

Useful Info

TownsMore Info / Links
Carrick-on-ShannonDiscover Ireland (link)
Wikipedia (link)
ManorhamiltonWikiVoyage (link)
Wikipedia (link)
KinloughWikipedia (link)
CommunityMore Info / Links
MeetupsPlease help us fill in this section. Email suggestions to [email protected]
TransportMore Info / Links
Ferry, Rail, Bus, TrainCounty Railway Wikipedia (link)
All Transport Guide (link)
Bus OnlyTransport For Ireland Local Link (link)
Tech RequirementsMore Info / Links
Broadband ProvidersThere are 9 Broadband providers in Leitrim:
CellNet
Digiweb
Eir
IFA Telecom
Rural Wifi
Sky
Virgin Media
Tech HubThe Hive
Co-working spacesCo-working space The Hive
Outdoor ActivitiesMore Info / Links
HikingBest Trails in Co.Leitrim (link)
Walks And Trails In Leitrim (link)
GreenwayGreenway Dromahair (link)
Leitrim Greenway Project (link)
ActivitiesArigna Mining Experience (link)
National ParksGlencar Waterfall (link)
Eagle’s Rock (link)
Poll an Easa Waterfall (link)
Mansions and Stately HomesAdare Manor (link)
Lough Rynn Castle (link)
Indoor ActivitiesMore Info /Links
Co. LeitrimDiscover Ireland (link)
Wikipedia (link)
RestaurantsBest Restaurants in Co.Leitrim (link)
Social MediaMore Info / Links
WebsitesWelcome to Leitrim (link)
Leitrim County Council (link)
TwitterLeitrim Development Company (link)
Leitrim County Council (link)
Taste Leitrim (link)
Facebook PagesLeitrim County Council (link)
InstagramLeitrim County Council (link)

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