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Aghalislone, County Antrim

Origin

Ir. Achadh Lios Luain ‘field of Luan’s fort’

Background

The element achadh ‘field’ is the most widespread and least specific term for ‘field’ and is common as an initial element in place-names throughout the country. The second element is lios ‘fort’, qualified by a personal name, which in the form assigned to John O’Donovan, is Luan. The personal name Luan also appears anglicised as -lone  in the townland of Baile Átha Luain ‘townland of Luan’s ford’,  Athlone in Co. Westmeath (logainm.ie).

The townland of Aghalislone is split between the baronies of Massereene Upper and Belfast Upper.

 

References

Additional Information

split tld; Belfast Upper portion

Historical name form

Old FormRef. DateReference
Aughalislone1780Lendrick Map
~Achadh Lis Luain ""field of Loan''s fort""1832cJ O'D (OSNB) A25
Barony
Belfast Upper
Parish
Derryaghy
Parish in 1851
Derryaghy
Townland
None
Place name ID
10707
Place name type
T