Lisrace

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

Area 145:3:3

Etymology

  • 1609 - Lisreske (Slutdonogh) - Esch. Co. Map 6 Clankelly
  • 1610 - Lysreske - CPR Jas I 167a
  • 1751 - Lisrace - Reg. Free. Fer. 2
  • 1823 - Lisreask - CoI Census (Aghadrumsee Area)
  • 1832 - Lios Raés - J O'D (OSNB) B134 B67
  • 1987 - Lios Réisc "fort of the marsh" - PNP talk PMcK/Kfole DA

Lisrace (Irish: Achadh Buidhe) means "Fort of the Marsh"

1823 Church of Ireland Census

The following is an extract from a survey of the North-West Division of Clones Parish.

Name Sons Daughters
Armstrong, Widow 5 4
Johnston, James 1 2
Forster, Robert & Margaret 2 4
Perry, Maxwell & Jane 2 2
Perry, Charles & Jane 1 2
Brownlow, Robert & Margaret 2 0
Elliott, Widow 1 2
McCollum, William 0 1
McCollum, Mary 0 0
Nichol, Robert & Jane 1 1
Ross, Widow 3 1
Allen, James & Margaret 2 2


Griffiths Valuation 1862

Occupier Lessor Tenement
Robert Johnston Rev. John Richardson House, offices and land
Thomas Maines Rev. John Richardson House, offices and land
James Carey Rev. John Richardson House, offices and land
Francis Foster Rev. John Richardson House, offices and land
Methodist Meeting House Rev. John Richardson Exemptions
Simon Elliott Rev. John Richardson House, offices and land
Thomas Wilson Rev. John Richardson House, offices and land
James Johnston Rev. John Richardson House, offices and land


Methodist Church

Drumady Methodist Church 1858, built on a site between the Lacky road and a stretch of the old Dublin road coming from Mullavea/ Killyliffer. This little church was originally Primitive Wesleyan i.e. that part of the Methodist movement which believed that it should remain as an evangelistic society within the Established Church. This movement was particularly strong Monaghan/Fermanagh with Clones as its centre. That the Methodist movement should become a separate church as was the wish of urban districts where many people who became the Methodists had no strong links to the Parish church. That Drumady was Primitive Wesleyan is probably why the Rev Richardson, who was a C. of I. clergyman felt able to lease the site for the meeting house. In later years most of the C. of I. bishops and some of the clergy strongly disapproved of Methodist preachers. By 1877 the two strands of Methodism had re-united as the Methodist Church in Ireland.

1901 Census

Head of Family Landholder (if different)
Margaret Johnston
Martha Johnston
Edward Carey
Bernard Donegan
Eliza McGovern Bernard Donegan
James Wilson
Joseph Howe Frank Foster of Dromady
Sarah Harris Mrs Foster of Aghnachuill

There was a shop in one of the Johnston houses kept by a Robert Johnston a brother of Martha Johnston who taught in Aghadrumsee. After their time the shop and farm was the home of another Johnston family and is now part of the Emerson farm. This was the scene of a murder the 23rd September 1980 when S/Con Ernest Johnston was shot by I.R.A. terrorists when returning home from duty.

Surnames in 2005

  • Farrell
  • Wilson
  • Lynch
  • Moffatt

Former Residents

  • Irwin
  • Henry
  • Somerville

Landmarks