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Lisglass, County Antrim

Origin

Ir. An Lios Glas ‘the green/grey fort’

Background

The element lios ‘fort’ typically refers to a ring-fort which is confirmed here by the appearance of a crop circle on OSNI maps. The adjective glas is interpreted as ‘green’ in modern Irish but can also mean ‘grey’ in place-names. There is also a Lisglass in Co. Derry and another in Co. Waterford (logainm.ie).

References

Additional Information

Historical name form

Old FormRef. DateReference
~""green fort""1875Joyce ii 517 (ind.)
Barony
Belfast Lower
Parish
Ballynure
Parish in 1851
Ballynure
Townland
None
Place name ID
6362
Place name type
T