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  1. a county of N Republic of Ireland in Connacht province, on Donegal Bay: agricultural. County town: Carrick-on-Shannon. Pop: 25 799 (2002). Area: 1525 sq km (589 sq miles)
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Historical Examples

  • The mountains, not only of Cavan, but of Leitrim, are distinctly visible.

    Beauties and Antiquities of Ireland

    T. O. Russell

  • He added:—I also administer the criminal law in Cavan and in Leitrim.

  • This hotel was built of wood, after the Scandinavian fashion, by the trustees of the late Earl of Leitrim, and opened in 1893.

  • Carrick-on-Shannon was the only town in county Leitrim receiving a mail, and this it did twice a week.

    Her Majesty's Mails

    William Lewins

  • The Cavan & Leitrim railway starts from Belturbet and soon leaves the county to the west.