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Lisnabreeny, County Down

Origin

Ir. Lios na Bruíne ‘fort of the hostel or fairy dwelling’

Background

Lios na Bruíne  is the modern Irish version of Lios na Bruighne, the form suggested by J O’D (John O’Donovan) in the Ordnance Survey Name Book of c.1834. The name no doubt refers to the rath on which the Ulster Archaeological Survey has carried out a survey.  It is not unusual for a townland (even a large one measuring 956 acres) to be named from a single feature within it.

References

P. McKay, 2009

Additional Information

Historical name form

Old FormRef. DateReference

Lios na Bruighne ""fort of the fairy palace""

1834cJ O'D (OSNB) No. 44

Lios-na-bruighne ""fort of the fairy palace""

1913Joyce iii 477

Lios na Bruíne ''fort of the hostel or fairy dwelling''

2001NIPNP replies PMcK/KH
Ballilisnebroyne1605CPR Jas I 73a
Ballylisnybrenye1605CPR Jas I 73a
Ballelisnebren1623Ham. Copy Inq. [1623] xxxiii
Ballylissnebruny1640Inq. Ult. (Down) $86 Car. I
Lisnebrene1659cCensus 1659 88
Lissnebrenny1661BSD 123
Lessnebreny1663Sub. Roll Down 285
Lisnabreeny1810Wm. Map (OSNB) E 124
Lisnabreeny1830cTreas. Warrant (OSNB) E 124
Barony
Castlereagh Upper
Parish
Knockbreda
Parish in 1851
Knockbreda
Townland
None
Place name ID
10639
Place name type
T