Information about Lissaphooca

Information from O'Donovan's Field Name Books

Standard Name:
Lissaphooca
Irish Form of Name:
Lios a Phúca
Translation:
fort of the hobgoblin
Civil Parish:
Other Forms of the Name with authority source (if provided) in italics:
Lissaphooca
Lios a Phúca
Lisafuga
Lissafooka
Lisafuga Mr. Doyle, Farmer
Description:
It is round 330 links in diameter.
Situation:
This Fort is situated on the side of a hill nearly in the centre of Curafary townland.

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.

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:
Lissaphooca is in Currafarry townland.

Information From Maps

Original OS maps at the Ordnance Survey of Ireland website.
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Below is a link to the Ordnance Survey of Ireland website. It displays the original OS map that was created in the 1840s.
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Lissaphooca
Information from the National Monuments Service.
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Archaeological map from the National Monuments Service