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Lisboy, County Derry

Origin

Lios Buí ‘yellow fort’

Background

The element lios, is well attested in Irish place-names, and is usually translated as ‘a fort’. In Old Irish, it has the literal meaning of ‘the space about a dwelling house or houses enclosed by a bank or rampart.’[1] Medial  –a- in form and –na- are obviously intrusive, and the prefix of is a common feature of townlands recorded in the Bishop. Der. report. There is no doubt that the name of the townland of Lisboy derives from Lios Buí ‘yellow fort’.  Lisboy is a common townland name: in all there are fourteen Irish townlands so named, four of which are in Co. Tyrone. There is no trace or record of a fort in the townland.



[1]
Flanagan & Flanagan, 112

References

PMcK

Additional Information

Historical name form

Old FormRef. DateReference
(?)Lisaboy1613Lond. Comp. Valuation 306
(?)Lisnaboy1622Phillips MSS (Maps) 157
Ballilisboy1653cBishop. Der. i 246
Lisboy1654DS Par. Map (Munn) 12
Lisboy1654Civ. Surv. iii 161
Lisboy1659cCensus 1659 144
Lishboy1663HMR (Ò Doibhlin 2) 63
Lisboy1672cHib. Del. Co.Londondery
Lisbuy1814Sampson (Munn) 12
~Lios Buidhe ""yellow earthen fort""1832J O'D (OSNB) 93 B137
~Lios Buidhe ""yellow fortress or castle""1832OSNB Inf. 93 B137
~Lios-buidhe ""The yellow fort""1925Munn's Notes 12
Barony
Coleraine
Parish
Aghadowey
Parish in 1851
Aghadowey
Townland
None
Place name ID
2081
Place name type
T