Information about Lislea

Information from O'Donovan's Field Name Books

Standard Name:
Lislea
Irish Form of Name:
Lios Liath
Translation:
grey fort
Civil Parish:
Other Forms of the Name with authority source (if provided) in italics:
Lislea
Lios Liath
Lisslea
Lisslea
Lisslea By. Sketch Map
Lislea Co. Alph. List
Lisslea Cornelius O’Kelly, Esq.
Lyslea Inq. Temp. Eliz
Lisleagh Inq. Temp. Gul. III
Lykley Inq. Temp. Jac. I
Lislea Inq. Temp. Jac. I.
Lissinleagh Inq. Temp. Jac. I.
Lisslea Manus Ward, Esq.
Lisslea Michl. D. Bellew, Esq.
Lisslea Michl. Shaughnessy
Description:
Is the property of Lord Clonbrock held by deed for ever. It contains a.r.p. It is in a good state of cultivation except about 20 acres of wet bog on the South. The roads are in good repair, but the inhabitants live miserable therein. It contains also 4 Danish forts. Pays for County Cess £5. 7s. 0d.
Situation:
Lies in the eastern side of this parish in the barony of Tiaquin, is bounded by Lurgan and Eskerballycahil townlands in same barony, by Creggaunagroagh, Caltra Pallis and Caltra in the barony of Tiaquin.

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.
302 0 11
Land value at the time in pounds, shillings and pence:
£.s.d.
144 19 0
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.
144 19 0
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:
Lislea is a townland.
Other placesnames in this townland:
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Information From Maps

Original OS map of this area.
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Lislea
Original OS maps at the Ordnance Survey of Ireland website.
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Lislea
Information from the Down Survey Website.
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Information from the National Monuments Service.
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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.)
Lislea is in the civil parish of Killosolan.
Roman Catholic parishes:
This civil parish corresponds with the following Roman Catholic parish or parishes.
  • Ahascragh & Caltra
Church of Ireland parishes:
This civil parish corresponds with the following Church of Ireland parish.
  • Killosolan
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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