Information about Lissgeevy Parish

Information from O'Donovan's Field Name Books

Standard Name:
Lissgeevy Parish
Irish Form of Name:
Lios Giabhaigh
Giabhach’s Fort
Civil Parish:
Other Forms of the Name with authority source (if provided) in italics:
Lissgeevy Parish
Lissgeevy Parish Boundary S. Sketch Map
Lisskeevy Carlisle’s Topl. Dictionary
Liskenny Down Survey 1655
Liskeevoy Printed Townland List
See townland
In the Barony of Dunmore bounded on the N. by the parishes of Addragoole, Crossboyne and Dunmore, on the S. by the parish of Tuam and Kilbannon in the Barony of Dunmore and on the W. by the parishes of Kilbannon, Kilconly and Crossboyne, the Barony of Dunmore.
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 letters.
  • Volume 1 page 27
  • Volume 1 page 29

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.