Information about Lisheen

Information from O'Donovan's Field Name Books

Standard Name:
Lisheen
Irish Form of Name:
Lisín
Translation:
a small fort
Civil Parish:
Other Forms of the Name with authority source (if provided) in italics:
Lisheen
Lisín
Lisheen By. Surveyors Sketch Map
Lisheens Engraved County Map
Lisheen Lotd Gort’s Agent, J. Slator, Esq.
Lisheen Mr. J Bell, Barony Constable
Lisheen Rev. Michl. Neagle, P.P.
Description:
Proprietor Mathew Rosengrave, Esq., of Gort (a Post Town). No agent. This townland is occupied by Mr. Rosengrave himself being his own Estate. It is under tillage, cattle and sheep. County Cess 3/1 per acre. Tithe 1/0 per acre. Soil gravely and sandy. Usual crops wheat, oats and potatoes. Bog plenty. Two small lakes in this townland, which are dry in summr. Eels in these lakes. Authority Jeremiah Rosengrave, Esq. of Gort and Rosmeade. Rosemeade House, the residence of Jeremiah Rosengrave, Esq. in this townland.
Situation:
In the South of the parish of Kilmacdooagh, Barony of Kiltartan and County Galway.

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.
414 0 29
Land value at the time in pounds, shillings and pence:
£.s.d.
207 1 10
Building value at the time in pounds, shillings and pence:
£.s.d.
40 0 0
Total value at the time in pounds, shillings and pence:
£.s.d.
226 15 6
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:
Lisheen 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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Lisheen
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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Lisheen
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.)
Lisheen is in the civil parish of Kilmacduagh.
Roman Catholic parishes:
This civil parish corresponds with the following Roman Catholic parish or parishes.
  • Kilmacduagh & Kiltartan
Church of Ireland parishes:
This civil parish corresponds with the following Church of Ireland parish.
  • Kilmacduagh
In general, the civil parish and the Church of Ireland parish are the same, but, this is not always the case.

Information From The Landed Estates Database

Information from the Landed Estates Database.
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The following is a list of those houses in this townland which are discussed in the Landed Estates Database.

Other Sources

Information from the Logainm database.
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