Lisnarick, County Antrim
Of uncertain origin
The townland of Lisnarrick in Co. Fermanagh is derived from Lios na nDaróg ‘fort of the oak trees’ (logainm.ie). The modern form of the name Lisnarick means that we must also consider the same derivation here (although evidence of stress placement could also rule out Lios na nDaróg here).
The element neamhrach or the variant form niamhrach means ‘bright, shining; brilliant, lustrious (Dinneen). Its appearance alongside tigh also means it can be used to describe a dwelling. We can therefore include Lios Neamhrach ‘bright, shining fort’ as a possibility.
The form assigned to John O’Donovan Lios na Reach ‘fort of the selling’ is also possible.
Historical name form
|Old Form||Ref. Date||Reference|
|(?)Carneglasse||1657c||Hib. Reg. Dunluce|
|~Lios na Reach ""fort of the selling""||1826||J O'D (OSNB) 53 B4 no.2|
- Dunluce Lower
- Parish in 1851
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