"Leitrim, a maritime county of Ireland, province of Connaught, bounded
S by Roscommon and Sligo, W by the bay of Donegal, N by Donegal and Fermanagh,
and E and SE by Cavan and Longford; 52 m. long and 16 in its greatest breadth,
and 6 m. its least, containing 407,260 acres. The surface is extremely uneven,
being composed of bogs and high mountains, which afford sufficient herbage
for the breeding of cattle. "