Information about Lismoyle

Information from O'Donovan's Field Name Books

Standard Name:
Lismoyle
Irish Form of Name:
Lios Maol
Translation:
bald or flat fort
Civil Parish:
Other Forms of the Name with authority source (if provided) in italics:
Lissmoyle
Lios Maol
Lias Maol
Lismoyle
Lismoyle By. Surveyors Sketch Map
Lismile Engraved County Map
Lismoyle Inq. Temp. Gul. III
Lismoyle Lord Gort’s Agent – Mr. Slator
Lissmoyle Mr. John Bell, By. Constable
Lissmile Printed Townland List
Lissmoyle Rev. John Ford, P.P.
Description:
Proprietor John Martyn, Esq., Tullyra, Post Town Ardrahan. Agent Michael Birmingham, Tillira, let to 6 occupying tenants at will, average yearly rent 30s. per acre. Quit rent 2d. per acre. County Cess 3s. per acre. Tithe withheld by the tenantry. Size of farms from 3 to 7 ½ acres. Soil good. Produces wheat, oats and potatoes. No bog. Tenantry Roman Catholics. Prevailing names Daly and Fahy. Authority Martin Fahy, Townland Lissmoyle.
Situation:
In the North of the parish of Kilbeakanty, Barony of Kiltartan and County Galway and West of Ballycahlan River.

Information From Joyce's Place Names

Translation according to P. W. Joyce:
Lis, Liss (Irish Lios), an ancient fort. See vol. i.p. 271. In the majority of cases the second part of a ik's - name is personal, viz. the name of the person who owned the lis when it got the name. The interpretation of many such names is obvious at a glance : no one could mistake the meaning of such names as Lismacrory, Lisdonnell, Lisgorman, and hundreds like them. The most usual gen. of lios is leasa, but sometimes we find gen. lis or less, which when occurring in names is pronounced Ui>\ as in Letter-tinlish and Tullylish.

Information From Griffith's Valution

Area in Acres, Roods and Perches:
A.R.P.
42 0 18
Land value at the time in pounds, shillings and pence:
£.s.d.
25 15 10
Building value at the time in pounds, shillings and pence:
£.s.d.
0 0 0
Total value at the time in pounds, shillings and pence:
£.s.d.
25 15 10
Heads of housholds living in the townland at this time:

Townland Information

What is a townland?:
A townland is one of the smallest land divisions in Ireland. They range in size from a few acres to thousands of acres. Many are Gaelic in origin, but some came into existence after the Norman invasion of 1169
Townland:
Lismoyle is a townland.

Information From Maps

Original OS map of this area.
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Ireland was first mapped in the 1840s. These original maps are available online.
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Lismoyle
Original OS maps at the Ordnance Survey of Ireland website.
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Lismoyle
Information from the Down Survey Website.
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The down survey website will tell you who owned this townland in 1641 (pre Cromwell) and in 1671 (post Cromwell).
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Information from Google Maps.
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Information from the National Monuments Service.
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Archaeological map from the National Monuments Service

Neighbouring Townlands

List of townlands that share a border with this townland:
This is a list of townlands that share a border with this townland.

Population and Census Information

People who lived here:
You can retrieve a list of people who lived in this townland from 1827 to 1911. This list is compiled from the following resources.
  • The Tithe Applotment Books
  • Griffith's Valuation
  • 1901 Census
  • 1911 Census
List of nineteenth century and early twentieth century inhabitants of this townland.
Church records of births, deaths and marriages:
Church records of births, deaths and marriages are available online at http://www.rootsireland.ie. To search these records you will need to know the 'church parish' rather than the 'civil parish'. (The civil parish is the pre-reformation parish and was frequently used as a unit of administration in the past.)
Lismoyle is in the civil parish of Kilbeacanty.
Roman Catholic parishes:
This civil parish corresponds with the following Roman Catholic parish or parishes.
  • Kilbeacanty
Church of Ireland parishes:
This civil parish corresponds with the following Church of Ireland parish.
  • Kilbeacanty
In general, the civil parish and the Church of Ireland parish are the same, but, this is not always the case.

Other Sources

Information from the Logainm database.
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