Drumlish, County Fermanagh
Ir. Droim Lios 'ridge of the fort'
The most satisfactory interpretation of this name is Droim Lios ‘ridge of the fort’. The –sh termination, which is observed across the historical forms, can also be seen in two other Drumlishes (Cos Tyrone and Fermanagh), Ringolish (Rinn an Lis ‘point or promontory of the fort’) in Co. Down, and in Arlish (Ard Lis ‘height of the fort’ or Ard Lis ‘high-fort’) in the parish of Aghavea.
Historical name form
|Old Form||Ref. Date||Reference|
|(?)Drumlish||1761||Reg. Free. Fer. 18|
|Drumlish||1817||GJM M'stephana (OSNB) 54 B97 Clanawle|
|~Druim Lis ""ridge of the fort""||1834c||OSNB Inf. 54 B97|
|""the ridge of the fort""||1869||Joyce i 273|
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