Information about Lismoylan

Information from O'Donovan's Field Name Books

Standard Name:
Lismoylan
Irish Form of Name:
Lios Maolain
Translation:
Moylan’s Fort
Civil Parish:
Other Forms of the Name with authority source (if provided) in italics:
Lismoylan
Lios Maolain
Lissmoylan
Lissmoylan Boundary Sketch Map
Lissmallin County Records Book
Lissmallyne Inq. Temp. Eliz.
Lismoilane Inq. Temp. Jac. I
Lissimaillyn Inq. Temp. Jac. I
Lissmoylan Mr. Burke
Description:
This is a long narrow and regularly formed townland, all pasture of a very good quality. There is nothing remarkable in it except 2 Danish Forts. Proprietor Mr. Lambert.
Situation:
Forms the N. Western angle of the parish and is in the Barony of Dunkellin. It is bounded by the townlands of Ballyshea and Loughburke in this parish. Killeenpatrick and Isserkelly North, in the parish of Isserkelly, by Fiddaun in the parish of Ardrahan, and by Monksfield and Knocknamannagh in the parish of Killagilleen.

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.
138 0 21
Land value at the time in pounds, shillings and pence:
£.s.d.
66 18 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.
66 18 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:
Lismoylan 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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Lismoylan
Original OS maps at the Ordnance Survey of Ireland website.
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Lismoylan
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.)
Lismoylan is in the civil parish of Killinan.
Roman Catholic parishes:
This civil parish corresponds with the following Roman Catholic parish or parishes.
  • Kilchreest
Church of Ireland parishes:
This civil parish corresponds with the following Church of Ireland parish.
  • Killinan
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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