Information about Lissaniska

Information from O'Donovan's Field Name Books

Standard Name:
Lissaniska
Irish Form of Name:
Lios an Uisce
Translation:
fort of the water
Civil Parish:
Other Forms of the Name with authority source (if provided) in italics:
Lissaniska
Lios an Uisce
Liseniska
Lissaniske Inq. Temp. Jac. I
Lisanusky Inq. Temp. Jac. I
Liseniska The Field Examiner
Description:
It is flat and dry and ornamented with scattered trees.
Situation:
It is situated in the West part of Castlegar West. It forms both sides of the avenue from the Lodge to the canal in the barony of Cloonmacnoon.

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.