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Leighmoney Parish – Liath Mhuine – Grey shrubbery leighmoney google map
Skaganore (260 acres) Sceach na gCorr – Bushy thicket of the cranes or herons. At the west side of Shippool Marsh
Lissheeda (226 acres) Lios Sioda – Silken fort, fort of the bog silk or cotton grass. In the centre is a large ring fort.
Shippool (236acres) Poll na Long – Pool of the ships. Here is a well preserved castle of the Roches built in 1544. It was subsequently occupied by the Herricks who lived in it up to the late 18th century. Its walls were 6 ft thick. At the west side is Shippool wood also site of St Marys protestant church erected in 1864 and demolished in 1964.
Lahern (77 acres) Leath Fhearann – Half ploughland or ploughland of small area.
Leighmoney More (353 acres) Liath Mhuine. Grey shrubbery. South side is termed Ballydawley – Baile Ui Dhalaigh (O’Dalys quarter)
Leighmoney Beg (142 acres) At the north side of Leighmoney castle. Nearby are the remains of Templeavara Church and graveyard – teampall Mhaire (st Mary’s Church). This was a protestant church prior to the erection of St Marys in Shippool townland.
Lissard (204 acres) Lios Ard. High fort. At the east side is a ring fort
Ballydonaghy (224 acres) Baile Dhonnchadha – Donough’s residence.
Clogheen (240 acres) Cloichin – stoney place. Place of small stones, a ruin
Derrynagasha (426 acres) Doire na Gaise – Wood of the pine or fir. In the townland are two ring forts.
Shanavally (175 acres) Seana Bhaile – Old habitat
Slievegallane (461 acres) – Sliabh Gallan – Upland of the pillar stones. Some large gallans were formerly on the eastern boundary. At the north side is a square fort.