Information about Leitrim

Information from O'Donovan's Field Name Books

Standard Name:
Irish Form of Name:
Rath Druim
grey ridge
Civil Parish:
Other Forms of the Name with authority source (if provided) in italics:
Rath Druim
Leitrim Alph List of Townland names in the County Galway
Leitrim B. S. Sketch
Leitrim Chas. Farrell, Esq.
Leitrim Grand Jury Presentments
Letrym Inq. Temp. Eliz.
Leitrim Jas. Burke, Esq.
Leitrim Jas. Ulick Burke, Esq.
Leitrim Larkin’s County Map
A small parish chiefly under cultivation. Dalystown Demesne the residence of Dr. Farrel is in the S. West end, it contains about 1,000 acres of plantation and ornamental ground, and the road from Woodford to Loughrea passes through it.
In the Barony of Leitrim and Loughrea in County Galway, about 14 miles N. West of Portumna and about 7 miles North of Woodford.
Information from the Ordnance Survey Letters:
The Ordnance Survey Letters are letters between John O'Donovan and his supervisor, Thomas Larcom, regarding the work of compiling the Field Books. These letters provide further discussion on many of the places listed in the Field Books.
References to this place can be found in the following letter.
  • Volume 2 page 7 to page 22

Information From Joyce's Place Names

Translation according to P. W. Joyce:
Ra, Ray, Raw, Rath ; an ancient fortified residence: See vol. i. p. 274. As in the case of "Lis," the part of a place-name following Ra, Rath, Raheen, &c, is very often a personal or family name. See Lis.