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On the SE. side of the town are extensive golfing links.
Leith Fort (1779) is the headquarters of the Royal
Artillery in Scotland. The Leith District of Par¬
liamentary Burghs (Leith, Portobello, and Mussel¬
burgh, all in Mid-Lothian) returns 1 member.

Leith, North, and Leith, South, 2 pars., Edin¬
burghshire—North Leith, 349 ac., pop. 18,732; South
Leith, 1629 ac., pop. 44,783.

Leith, Water of, Edinburghshire; is formed by
headstreams in Midcalder par., and flows 23 miles
NE. to the Firth of Forth at Leith Harbour ; the old
vil. of Water of Leith, in AY. suburbs of Edinburgh,
is opposite the old vil. of
Dean : which see.

Leith Hall, seat, in par. and 1 mile NW. of Ken-
nethmont sta., Aberdeenshire.

Leith Hill, Wotton par., Surrey, 4 miles SAY. of
Dorking, alt. 993 ft.; adjacent is Leith Hill Common.

Leith Lumsden. See Lumsden.

Leith Walk, ry. sta., and street connecting Edin¬
burgh with Leith; P.O., T.o.

Leithen Lodge, seat, on Leithen AYater, Peebles¬
shire, in par. and 4 miles N. of Innerleithen ; Leithen
Water rises in NAY. of par., and flows 9 miles SE. to
the Tweed at Innerleithen.

Lcithenhope, school, Innerleithen par.,Peeblesshire.

Lcitholm, vil., Eccles par., Berwickshire, 5 miles
NAY. of Coldstream ; P.O.

Leitrim.—the most north-easterly co. of Connaught
province ; bounded N. by the bay and co. of Donegal,
E. by cos. Fermanagh and Cavan, SE. by co. Longford,
and W. by cos. Roscommon and Sligo; greatest length,
NW. and SE., 52 miles ; greatest breadth, NE. and
SAV., 20 miles; average breadth, 10 miles; coast-line,
4 miles; area, 392,363 ac. (23,748 water), or 1‘9 per cent,
of the total area of Ireland; pop. 90,372, of whom 90-2
per cent, are Roman Catholics, 8'6 Episcopalians, 0’3
Presbyterians, and 0‘9 Methodists. The climate is cold
and damp. The largest loughs are Melvin, Macnean,
Gill, Boderg, Rinn, and Scur. The river Shannon
divides Leitrim from Roscommon, and is connected
with the river Erne by a canal extending from Carrick-
on-Shannon to Ballyconnel. The co. is divided into 2
nearly equal portions by Lough Allen, a large expansion
of the river Shannon. The N. section is hilly, and
generally unproductive ; the S. is more flat, and much
interspersed with bog and lough. The valleys of the
streams are fertile. (For agricultural statistics, see
Appendix.) Iron and lead are abundant in the mountain
districts ; coal is raised at Slieve Anierin mountain, and
on the S. side of Lough Allen. There are some mfrs. of
coarse linens and woollens. The co. comprises 5 bars.
—Carrigallen, Drumahaire, Leitrim, Mohill, and Ros-
clogher; 17 pars.; and the towns of Carrick-on-Shannon,
Manor Hamilton, and Mohill. For parliamentary pur¬
poses the co. is divided into 2 divisions—viz., North
Leitrim and South Leitrim, 1 member for each division.
—2. Leitrim, bar., SW. co. Leitrim, 16,554 ac., pop.
59,164.—3. Leitrim, vil., Kiltoghert par., SAV". co.
Leitrim, on river Shannon, 4 miles N. of Carrick-on-
Shannon, pop. 174; P.O.,T.o.—4. Leitrim,5 miles NW.
of Castlewellan, mid. co. Down, on Leitrim rivulet; P.O.
—5. Leitrim, bar., SE. co. Galway, 109,567 ac., pop.
13,698.—6. Leitrim, par., SE. co. Galway, 4 miles
SE. of Loughrea, 4098 ac., pop. 665.—7. Leitrim, par.,
cos. Cork and AVaterford, on river Blackwater, 4 miles
NE. of Fermoy, 7127 ac., pop. 1077. —8. Leitrim, the
name given to river Yartry below Newrath Bridge,
Rathnew par., E. co. AVicklow.

Leix Division, The, pari. div. of Queen’s co.,
184,835 ac., pop. 36,266.

Leixlip, town with ry. sta., N. co. Kildare, and par.,
partly also in co. Dublin—par., 3209 ac., pop. 1394;
town, on Royal Canal and river Liffey, 11 miles W.
of Dublin, pop. 741; P.O., T.O. There is a famous
salmon-leap and waterfall on the Liffey here. The
seat of Leixlip Castle is in vicinity.

Lclant (or liny Lclant), par. and vil. with ry. sta.,
Cornwall, 3J m. SE. of Stives, 3524ac., pop. 1720; P.O.

Leliey, township, Preston par., East-Riding York¬
shire, 3 miles NE. of Hedon, 808 ac., pop. 135.

Leman, river, Devon, falls into the Exe near Tiverton.

Leman Sand, sandbank, in North Sea, 25 miles NE.
of Cromer, extending 15 miles from NAY. to SE., with

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