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Leitir Mhic an Bhaird
Leitir Mhic an Bhaird
Leitir Mhic an Bhaird
Location in Ireland
Coordinates: 54°47′51″N 8°16′57″W / 54.7975°N 8.2825°W / 54.7975; -8.2825Coordinates: 54°47′51″N 8°16′57″W / 54.7975°N 8.2825°W / 54.7975; -8.2825
CountyCounty Donegal
78 m (256 ft)
Irish Grid ReferenceG818944
Leitir Mhic an Bhaird is the only official name. The anglicized spelling Lettermacaward has no official status.

Leitir Mhic an Bhaird or Leitir Mhic a' Bhaird (anglicised as Lettermacaward)[1] is a Gaeltacht village in the Rosses region of County Donegal, Ireland. The village, known colloquially as Leitir (pronounced letcher), is between the larger towns of Glenties and Dungloe. It is also a civil parish in the historic barony of Boylagh.[2]

Irish language

There are approximately 650 people living in the Leitir Mhic an Bhaird ED and 19% Irish speakers.


The village has two shops, 'Clerkins', a family run service station, and 'Gallagher's Stop & Shop'. There are 3 pubs; Elliott's, the Gweebarra Bar and Packie's Bar.


The local GAA team is Na Rossa.

Civil parish of Lettermacaward

The civil parish contains the village of Lettermacaward.[2]


The civil parish contains the following townlands:[2]

  • Befflaght
  • Bellanaboy (also known as Derrynacarrow East)
  • Boyoughter
  • Commeen
  • Cor
  • Derryleconnell Far
  • Derryleconnell Near
  • Derrynacarrow
  • Derrynacarrow East (also known as Bellanaboy)
  • Derrynagrial
  • Derrynanaspol
  • Dooey
  • Farragans
  • Galwolie
  • Glebe
  • Longfield
  • Madavagh
  • Meenacarn
  • Meenagowan
  • Ranny
  • Stranasaggart
  • Toome

See also


  1. ^ Placenames Database of Ireland
  2. ^ a b c "Lettermacaward". IreAtlas Townlands Database. Retrieved 6 May 2015.
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