Information about Caherlissakill

Information from O'Donovan's Field Name Books

Standard Name:
Caherlissakill
Irish Form of Name:
Cathair Lios a Choill
Translation:
fort of the hazel
Civil Parish:
Other Forms of the Name with authority source (if provided) in italics:
Caherlissakill
Cathair Lios a Choill
Cathuir Lios a coill
Caherlisakel Barony Map
Caherlissakile By. S. Sketch Map
Cahirlissakile County Map
Comment:
Tobar Pádhraic here
Description:
All under tillage. It is the property of Mr. Reddington, half of this large townland is cultivated, the remainder heathy and rocky pasture. There is a large fort near its South side called Caherlissakile and a Roman Catholic Chapel in its S.E. angle, on its S.W. angle stands a Trigl. Station 350 feet above the sea.
Situation:
1½ mile N.W. of Monivea. It is situated 1½ mile N.W. of Monivea, bounded on the North by Currafaireen, West by Abbey Parish, South by Crooruah Park and Ballyskeagh and West by Peak, Gurraunard and Knockauncorragh.
Information from the Ordnance Survey Letters:
The Ordnance Survey Letters are letters between John O'Donovan and his supervisor, Thomas Larcom, regarding the work of compiling the Field Books. These letters provide further discussion on many of the places listed in the Field Books.
References to this place can be found in the following letter.
  • Volume 1 page 261

Information From Joyce's Place Names

Translation according to P. W. Joyce:
Caherlissakill in Galway ; Cathair-lis-a-chuill, the caher of the lis (old fort) of hazel (coll, hazel). Here the caher either stood near an ordinary lis or was the lis itself. MacNeill's observation applies here. See p. 14 [see below].
Professor John MacNeill, in his paper on "Place-Names and Family Names" of Clare Island (p. 16) makes a very important remark, to the effect that a little group of words is sometimes taken as one combined noun, in which case the individual words, coalescing into the single compound term, cease to be regarded as in separate use, and consequently (some or all) escape inflection. This remark applies to many names, and I shall often have occasion to refer to it. A good example is Brackaghlislea, in Derry, of which the accepted Irish form is Breacach-Lis-Léith, the speckled spot (Breacach) of Lislea, where Lislea (grey lis) is the little "group". Independent of the group influence, Lis (nom. Form) would be Leasa (gen.); but it here escapes this inflection. But lea or líath is inflected to léith (gen. sing. masc.). Sometimes, as here, only one word of the group escapes inflection; sometimes more.

Information From Griffith's Valution

Area in Acres, Roods and Perches:
A.R.P.
748 0 36
Land value at the time in pounds, shillings and pence:
£.s.d.
215 17 4
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.
215 17 4
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:
Caherlissakill is a townland.

Information From Maps

Original OS map of this area.
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Caherlissakill
Original OS maps at the Ordnance Survey of Ireland website.
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Caherlissakill
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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Neighbouring Townlands

List of townlands that share a border with this townland:
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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.)
Caherlissakill is in the civil parish of Monivea.
Roman Catholic parishes:
This civil parish corresponds with the following Roman Catholic parish or parishes.
  • Abbeyknockmoy
  • Athenry
Church of Ireland parishes:
This civil parish corresponds with the following Church of Ireland parish.
  • Monivea
In general, the civil parish and the Church of Ireland parish are the same, but, this is not always the case.

Other Sources

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