According to the PLACENAMESNI website, the name Lisleen probably comes from the Irish Lios Lín meaning “fort of the flax”. There is a record of a flax mill in 1837, but today there are no forts or flax-growers in the townland.
Even without the forts and flax, the townland name will survive, as it is used for every road in the district. Let’s start with the simple one, Lisleen Road. The southern half of this road is in Lisleen townland; its northern half is in Gilnahirk.
There is also a Lisleen Road East which is split between the townlands of Lisleen and Ballyhanwood.
Finally, you can follow Lisleen Road South from Lisleen townland into Moneyreagh townland.
I’ve been photographing this area for a while, because my family own some of these fields. I captured the snow on the fields back in January 2015.
Which county is Lisleen in? County Down
Which parish is Lisleen in? Comber
To the west, Crossnacreevy.