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You have already done quite a bit of work. I hope I can add abit to it.
I found your quesion about Lismonish interesting and I did some tracking down as far as I could. It was almpst certainly a sub-townland of Farrahy. Nowadays many of the sub-townland names have been forgotten. Back in the 1840s they were critical even if they were only a few fields.
It absolutely did exist. there is an account in a Brisbane newspaper of a Maurice Barry from there who became mayor of Brisbane. I also found something about O'Dea;s who talk about Lismonish.
I saw Terence in Griffiths and also in the Tithe Applotments in 1831. here he is located in Ballynoe which can be found on the historic map. My guess is that Lismonish was right there.
I have sent you the files showing what I found.
Thank you for looking into this! I think you pulled some great leads for me. I'll digest these and get back to you with any follow-ups.
In my research I had not run across the term sub-townland but that makes complete sense to me.
Kira D. Foltz
When townland names were adopted in the mid 1800s there were alot of placenames that not used as townland names. Yet these placenames continued to be used on birth certs etc. For example, the placename Cowhouse beside me is used on birth certs in the late 1800s but few people ever heard of it. The same for Knockaunroe, Taille, Glan and many others I know in Cork and Galway. These placenames are only known by very few people who live in them or are very interested. I fall into the very intetrested bracket!! I will make a few enquiries about it in Farrahy (when Covid is gone) and will get back to you.
Best wishes, Kieran Jordan, Fermoy
Kieran Jordan, IrelandXO Volunteer ☘