The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland - 1868

In 1868, the parish of Lettermacaward contained the following places:

"LETTERMACAWARD, a parish and post-office village in the barony of Boylagh, county Donegal, province of Ulster, Ireland, 7 miles W. of Glenties. Ardara is its post town. The parish is 10 miles long and about 2 in average breadth. The surface extends along the right bank of the Guibarra river, with Trawenagh Bay on the N., which partly peninsulates the parish. It is crossed by the road from Glenties to Dunglo. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Raphoe, value £90, in the patronage of the crown. Thechurch was built in 1788, chiefly at the expense of the late Board of First Fruits. There are a Roman Catholic chapel and two daily schools. Fairs are held on 20th February, 20th May, 20th August, and 1st October."

[Transcribed from The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland 1868]
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