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Lisgallon, County Tyrone

Origin

Ir. Lios Uí GealagáinÓ Gealagáin’s fort’

Background

The first element of this name lios ‘fort’ probably refers to an early Christian rath in the centre of the townland. Based on the historical evidence, the qualifying element is probably the family name Ó Gealagáin, a sept of the Uí Fiachrach in Co. Sligo, anglicised as (O) Galligan or (O) Gilligan (MacLysaght 1957, 119).

References

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Additional Information

Historical name form

Old FormRef. DateReference
Lisgallaghan1414Inq. Ult. (Tyrone) $2 Jac I
Ligallen1609Esch. Co. Map 11 pt Dunganon
Ligallen1609Esch. Co. Map 11 pt Dunganon
Lisgallen1609Esch. Co. Map 11 Dunganon pt
Lissogalen1611CPR Jas I 187a
Lissogallen1611CPR Jas I 187a
Lisgallaghan1614Inq. Ult. (Down) $2 Jas 1
Lisgallaghan1618CPR Jas I 392b
Lisgallaghan1618CPR Jas I 392b
Lissogallen1618CPR Jas I 392b
Lissogallen1618CPR Jas I 392a
Lisgallaghan1619Inq. Ult. (Tyrone) $4 Jac I
Lissgallaghan1619Inq. Ult. (Down) $4 Jac 1
Lissagallaghan1621CPR Jas I 536a
Lissgallaghan1621CPR Jas I 536a
Lisgallen1666HMR Tyr. (2) 241
Lisgallen1666HMR Tyr. (2) 241
Lisgalon1834cOSNB: gen. sources 7
Lissogalen1834cOSNB: gen. sources 7
~Lios Gallain/Gallain''s Fort1835J O'D (OSNB) 7
~Lios Gallain ""Gallon''s fort"" or perhaps ""the fort1936TNCT 39
Barony
Dungannon Middle
Parish
Donaghmore
Parish in 1851
Donaghmore
Townland
None
Place name ID
20667
Place name type
T