Information about Lissadaff or Oxfort

Information from O'Donovan's Field Name Books

Standard Name:
Lissadaff or Oxfort
Irish Form of Name:
Lios a Daimh
fort of the ox
Civil Parish:
Other Forms of the Name with authority source (if provided) in italics:
Lissadaff or Oxfort
Lios a Daimh
Oxfort or Lissadoph or Cahernamorth Local
A large fort having a great cave and wall fortified by a wall 8 feet broad.
Situated in the townland of Kilwolan leaving Lisheen to the E. of it.

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
Lissadaff or Oxfort is in Kilwullaun townland.