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Logainmneacha Áitiúla LOCAL PLACENAMES A SELECTION FROM THE SCHOOL CATCHMENT AREA LECKAUN An Leacán meaning the flagstone. There are flat limestone extrusions locally close to the old post office. St Mary’s N.S., Leckaun opened in 1958. CORRAGHAUN Carrachán meaning rocky patch or area. The Corraghaun river flows into Lough Adoon and is the nursery stream for the plentiful wild brown trout which populate this lake. Corraghaun is famed for the prowess of its footballers. MAGURK Máigh Ghoirc…marshy plain. The old national school predating both Leckaun N.S. and Newtownmanor (Hall) N.S .was located in what is now the Martin’s byre. © St. Mary's National School, Leckaun, 2012


Logainmneacha Áitiúla DOONKELLY Dún Cheallaigh…most likely “The fort of Ceallaigh”. Doonkelly is an area of rare scenic beauty, overlooking beautiful Lough Adoon.CARRICKFAD

Carraig fada.. long rock. Area of exceptional natural beauty and a hill-walkers’ paradise. CARRICKANEROO Carraig an iora rua…rock of the red squirrel…there are woodlands in this area. Carraig an Ioruaigh…rock of the Norseman. The views from this townland which overlooks Lough Gill are breath taking. © St. Mary's National School, Leckaun, 2012


Logainmneacha Áitiúla KILMORE An Chill Mhór, the big church, ruins of old church exist. This townland is situated on the Lough Gill shoreline in Wild Rose country. FIVEMILEBOURNE Abhainn an Chartúin is the Gaelic version.. Bourne/bourn can be a stream or boundary but The Cartron river which flows into Lough Gill may be the “bourne or stream which is 5 miles from Sligo. An old post office, ball alley, R.I.C .station and some dovecotes and outbuildings of the residence of the Whites, the local landlords, are located in this area. CARTRON Derives from the aforementioned river and is adjacent to Parkes' Castle.

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Logainmneacha Áitiúla

BANAGHER Beannachar means peaked or lofty area. Banagher is a substantial hill overlooking Lough Adoon. This townland can be viewed from George McGoldrick’s “ Isle of Inishfree” Waterbus which cruises on Lough Gill. CORNALAUGHTA Corr na Lachta meaning the rounded hillside of the lactation (bovine)…The local underlying limestone fortified the quality of © St. Mary's National School, Leckaun, 2012


Logainmneacha Áitiúla cows’ milk. The same limestone also supplied the materials for the Connemara- like dry stone walls in this townland, where the movie ‘The Mapmaker” was shot on location. MORAGH (MORERAGH) Móráid is the Gaelic for prominent hill…traversing the same hill on a carpet of Winter snow is not for the faint hearted driver although the spectacular views into Newtownmanor on the descent more than compensates the thoroughly frazzled driver. GORTNASKEAGH Gort na Scéiche meaning the ploughed or cultivated field of the bushes(Hawthorn/ Whitethorn). Gortnaskeagh NS operated here until 1970 under the principalship of Agnes McPartlan and was then amalgamated with Leckaun NS. This townland is overlooked by Benbo mountain.

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Logainmneacha Áitiúla KILENNA Cill Einne - The church of Eanna.

POLLBOY An Poll Buí…The yellow hollow…nestles in the shadow of Benbo and is renowned, like Gortnaskeagh, for its Gaelic footballers. SHANVAUS An Seanmhás, possibly “the old plough sole”. A Post Office operated here in the past.

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Logainmneacha Áitiúla LURGANBOY An Lorgáin Buí…The yellow narrow hill. Lurganboy is a delightful rural village which once supported a public house and a hardware shop and was the location for a famous livestock fair hence the placename ‘Pound Hill”. It was also a military barracks site in the 18th century. DOONMORGAN Dún Mhargáin, Fort of Margan/ Morgan. The beautiful Church of Mary, Mother of God, Newtownmanor, is situated here. Doonmorgan is also the site of the stepped ascent to O'Rourke’s Table, a legendary plateau with wooded slopes, with stunning views of Lough Gill and surrounds. © St. Mary's National School, Leckaun, 2012


Logainmneacha Áitiúla This area of scenic beauty is celebrated in Moore’s “The valley lay smiling… FAWNLION Fánlíon..might derive from Fána - a downslope or dip and Leann the highest peak in the Doons and Cahers range. This townland boasts spectacular vistas of the surrounding hills.

NEWTOWN An Baile Nua…from the settlement that grew up around the Manor house built by the Parkes Family in the 16th century on the site of the O’Rourkes’ © St. Mary's National School, Leckaun, 2012


Logainmneacha Áitiúla Tower House on Lough Gill’s shoreline. (A.K.A. Parkes’ Castle) Old maps note this as “The manor of Newtowne”. Newtownmanor R.C. Church parish may derive its name from this but the White’s residence was also referred to as Newtown Manor House in some instances by the 19th Century. Tiarnas Bhaile Nua appears as the Gaelic for Newtownmanor in early 20th century roll books.

MONEYDUFF Muine dubh the black or dark thicket. Moneyduff N.S. closed in the 1950’s and was absorbed into Newtownmanor School. © St. Mary's National School, Leckaun, 2012


Logainmneacha テ(tiテコla

RUBALL Eirbeall meaning tail窶ヲ.possibly from the long narrow ridge. Dromahair area water treatment plant is located here.

TOWNEYMOYLE Tamhnach Mhaol meaning the cropped or bald (maol) grassy upland.

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Logainmneacha テ(tiテコla SRAMORE An sraith mテウr. The large spreading ground or swath. Leckaun N.S. is situated in Sramore Electoral District.

LUGLUSTRANE Loglustrach, place or hollow of the withered grass or herbs has been suggested.

Newtownmanor Hall is located in this townland and was originally an early 20th Century Temperance hall, a venue for a myriad of social and educational events that eschewed alcohol. It was later utilised as a National school, post Magurk N.S. and pre Leckaun N.S. ツゥ St. Mary's National School, Leckaun, 2012


Logainmneacha Áitiúla Logainmneacha or Irish place-names primarily are Gaelic in origin. Many are phonetic English versions of the original Irish name- e.g. “Leitrim” derives from “Liath Droim” which translates as the grey ridge or hill. All English spellings of townlands are as per Ordnance Survey map No. 16.

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