townland
Lios na mBreac
genitive: Lios na mBreac
(Irish)
Lisnabrack
(English)

Glossary

English speckled
English ring-fort, enclosure

Centrepoint

54.3275, -8.19358 latitude, longitude
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Historical references

Nóta
Nóta
Cf. p: Kiltoghert b: Leitrim *Lios na mBreac
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n/a
"Pinkman: Lios-na-mBreac = Fort of the trouts Breac, a trout or any fish taken with a hook. Fish were often in the dykes that surrounded the ‘lios,’ or fish in streams nearby may have been the origin of the name. "
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" Arch. Inventory: Rath. On top of a rise in an undulating landscape with rock outcrop (112). Rath. ‘Lisnabrack.’ On a steep S-facing slope (112). Enclosure. In a fold in an undulating landscape (156). Mass-rock. At the bottom of a S-facing slope at the head of a small NE-SW valley with a stream in a coniferous forest… None of the stones have any markings, but local tradition associates it with a Fr. McGriskin (198). Sweathouse (site). On a S-facing slope on the W side of a NE-SW stream (225). "
Nóta
1659
Lissanabracke
Cen. Leathanach: 568
1660c
Lissnemrock
BSD Leathanach: 76
1661
Lisnebracke
Inq. Leathanach: 185
1817
Lisnabrack
Larkin
1835?
Lisnabrack bun
TAB Leathanach: Innéacs, 73, 75, 77 (59:16/2)
1835?
Lisnabrack bar
TAB Leathanach: Innéacs 77, 79(59:16/2)
1836
Lisnabrack
BS:AL
1836
Lisnabrack
Larkin (Li)
1836
Lios na mbreac
'a fort so called'
Orme, M.:AL
1836
Lisnabrack
Bar. Cons.:AL
1836
Lisnabrack
Park:AL
1836
Lisnabrack
Cullen, D.:AL
1836
Lissnabrack
Buck, H.:AL
1836
Lios na mbreac
pl:AL
1836
Lios na mbreac
'fort of the trouts'
OD:AL
1836
Lisnabrack
OD:AL

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