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Lislasly, County Armagh

Origin

Ir. Lios Loiste ‘fort of the losset’

Background

According to Ó Máinnín (NIPNP notes, 1997), the original form of this place-name is Lios Lioste ‘fort of the losset’ where losset can be interpreted either as ‘shallow depression’ or ‘rich, productive field’. The appearance of -l- in the second syllable of the modern form has arisen as a result of assimilation (from -t-). While there are no visible remains or documentary references to any fort, these structures were often earthen and were easily obliterated by modern agricultural practices.

References

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Additional Information

Historical name form

Old FormRef. DateReference
Lislostie1609Esch. Co. Map 5.30
Lislosly, 1 bal.1618CPR Jas I 410b
Lyslash1657Inq. Arm. (Paterson) 223
Lisbost1659cCensus 1659 40
Lissloyst1661BSD 30
Lislost1664HMR Arm. (PRONI) 28
Lislot1664HMR Murray (1941) 153
Lisslasly1830cBnd. Sur. (OSNB) A154 34
Lislasly1835Land agent (OSNB) A154 34
~Lios Lasly ""Lesley Fort""1835J O'D (OSNB) A154 34
(?)Lisleglish [School]1835cOSM vol. 1 p. 81
Lishloshly1837Lewis' Top. Dict. i 323
Barony
Armagh
Parish
Loughgall
Parish in 1851
Loughgall
Townland
None
Place name ID
10140
Place name type
T