Information about Lisheennagranshymore

Information from O'Donovan's Field Name Books

Standard Name:
Lisheennagranshymore
Irish Form of Name:
Lisín na ghrainsigh mhóir
Translation:
little fort of the Big Grange
Civil Parish:
Other Forms of the Name with authority source (if provided) in italics:
Lisín na ghrainsigh mhóir
Lisheenagrans-heemore
Lisheennagranshymore
Lisheenagransheemore Mr. Eyre
Lisheenagransheemore Mr. Lynch
Lisheenagransheemore Mr. O'Callaghan
Lisheenagransheemore The inhabitants
Description:
A burying ground for strangers and children. It is enclosed by a wall, close by the road from Teena to Loughrea and Ballinasloe.
Situation:
In the townland of grangemore (about 24 miles N. E. of Dooniry vllage) and in the N. East end of the 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:
Lisheennagranshymore is in Grangemore townland.

Information From Maps

Original OS maps at the Ordnance Survey of Ireland website.
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Lisheennagranshymore
Information from the National Monuments Service.
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Archaeological map from the National Monuments Service