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Drumfad, County Down

Origin

Ir. An Droim Fada ‘long ridge’

Background

This is one of the few instances of Ir. droim ‘ridge’ being used as a first element in the place-names of the Lower Ards.  Drumfad also appears as a townland name in Donegal, Tyrone and Sligo.

References

Hannan R. J. (1992): Place-Names of Northern Ireland vol. 2 p. 190

Additional Information

Historical name form

Old FormRef. DateReference
Drumfad1659cCensus 1659 93
Balledrumfade1661BSD 87
Drumfad1810Wm. Map (OSNB) E 167, E 24
Drumfad1830cBnd. Sur. (OSNB) E 167, E 24
~Druim Fada ""long ridge""1834cJ O'D (OSNB) E 167, E 24
Barony
Ards Lower
Parish
Donaghadee
Parish in 1851
Donaghadee
Townland
None
Place name ID
11898
Place name type
T