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Druminargal, County Armagh

Origin

Ir. An Dromann Argail ‘the exposed ridge’

Background

The first element dromainn 'ridge, mound' (Ó Dónaill), a variant form of droim 'ridge' features commonly in Irish place names. As a single element An Dromainn 'the ridge' it features as the name of 9 townlands in Ireland (logainm.ie). In the current place-name dromainn is qualified by the adjective argail ‘exposed’. The forms with a final [n] consonant are likely scribal errors.

References

Additional Information

Historical name form

Old FormRef. DateReference
Dromenargoole1609Esch. Co. Map 5.26
Dromnargill1609CPR Jas I 375a
Drumnargall1609Church Lands Arm. 96
Dromenenargoole1615CPR Jas I 273b
Dromonarglagh1616Inq. Ult. (Armagh) $5 Jas. I
Dromenargoole1621CPR Jas I 478a
Dromaneargle1623Inq. Ult. (Armagh) $8 Jas. I
Dromenargill1633Inq. Ult. (Armagh) $20 Car. I
Dromenargoole1633Inq. Ult. (Armagh) $20 Car. I
Drumanargilley1633Inq. Ult. (Armagh) $20 Car. I
Druminargan1657Inq. Arm. (Paterson) 229
Drumnargoole1661BSD 4
Drumonargilly1672cHib. Del. 28
Druminargal1830cPrentis' MS (OSNB) NB 115
Druminargill1830cBnd. Sur. (OSNB) NB 115
Drumanargan1834?Evans's Return (OSNB) NB 115
Drumminargill1834?Land agent (OSNB) NB 115
Drum-an-aig ""The Milk Ridge""1835Ballymore inf. NB 115
Drum-in-ar-gil, by inhabts.- Drum-in-ar-gan1835OSNB Pron. NB 115
~Druim argain ""Ridge of the Plunder""1835J O'D (OSNB) NB 115
Drumhergall [see Druminargall]1838OSM vol. 1 p. 12
Druminargall1838OSM vol. 1 pp 12, 15, 17
Druminnegall [see Druminargall]1838OSM vol. 1 pp 12, 15, 17
Barony
Orior Lower
Parish
Ballymore
Parish in 1851
Ballymore
Townland
None
Place name ID
11792
Place name type
T