Lislea

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'Lislea is a townland in South-Eastern County Fermanagh, Northern Ireland.

King William is supposed to have camped in the lawn of the big house here. 1690ish. He apparently planted a tree which still stands today? Try to get photograph and more info. is it an oak tree? Old man McCoy?

Etymology

  • 1609 - Listormy - Esch. Co. Map, 6
  • 1766 - Lislea - Reg Free Fer 8
  • 1834 - Lios Liath "grey fort" - J O'D (OSNB) B141
  • 2002 - Lios Liath "the grey fort" - HMC replies

Knockballymore Manor

During the Ulster Plantation 1610, a grant was made for 1,000 acres and named the Manor of Knockballymore.

1830's Map

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Black Pig's Dyke

In a LiDAR model of the Lislea, a linear earthworks can be identified which is believed to be the remains of an ancient boundary called the Black Pig's Dyke.

For more details, please see Black Pig's Dyke Regional Project Report - Page 51