Lisleen, County Tyrone
perhaps Ir. Lios Lín 'fort of the flax'
There is another Lisleen in Co. Down derived from Lios Lín 'fort of the flax'.According to Joyce (ii 328), linen made from flax was manufactured in Ireland from the earliest times and the element líon ‘flax’ is quite common in place-names. Examples are Coolaleen in Limerick (Cúil an Lín ‘corner of the flax’), Crockaleen in Fermanagh (Cnoc an Lín ‘hill of the flax’) and Killyleen in Monaghan (Coill an Lín ‘wood of the flax’, L. Log. Mhuineacháin 13). While there is no evidence of a flax mill in the townland or in its vicinity, Lios Lín 'fort of the flax' remains the most satisfactory explanation of the name.
There is now no trace of a fort in the townland.
Historical name form
|Old Form||Ref. Date||Reference|
|Lisalin||1619||CPR Jas I 429a|
|Lissalin||1619||CPR Jas I 429a|
|Lyshelin||1631||Inq. Ult. (Tyrone) $32 Car. I|
|(?)Lislin||1640||Inq. Ult. (Tyrone) $48 Car. I|
|Lissaleene||1655c||Civ. Surv. 348|
|Listeene||1655c||Civ. Surv. 354|
|Lissaleen||1666||HMR Tyr. (2) 254|
|Lissaleene, skirts of Ardstraw||1693||Bishop. Der. ii 151 $309|
|Lisleen (Mr Sproul)||1830c||OSNB: gen. sources No no. SktsU|
|Lisleen (Revd A Hamilton)||1830c||Clergyman (OSNB) No no. SktsU|
|Lisleen||1831||OSM v 11|
|Lios lín ""fort of the flax""||1833c||J O'D (OSNB) C31|
|lios lin - Fort of the flax /gray coloured fort||1920c||TNCT 61|
|""Gray fort or rath by river''s side""||1968||Ardstraw Geb. 51|
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