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Drumnaglontagh, County Armagh

Origin

Ir. Droim na gCluainte ‘ridge of the meadows’

Background

In the form assigned to John O’Donovan, the first element is dromann, which is a variant form of droim. However, the majority of the historical forms indicate that the first form is the monosyllabic form droim ‘ridge’. The second element cluainte appears in the plural and is introduced by the plural form of the definite article na. The original form is Droim na gCluainte ‘ridge of the meadows’.

References

Additional Information

Historical name form

Old FormRef. DateReference
Dromonaclontagh1616Inq. Ult. (Armagh) $5 Jas.I
(?)Modocke & Dromaventa1661BSD 5
Drumnaglunta1830cPrentis' MS (OSNB) no.115
Drumnaglunteagh1830cBnd. Sur. (OSNB) no.115
Drum-in-na-glunch-er1834cOSNB Pron. no.115
Drumnaglonta1834cEvans's Return (OSNB) no.115
Drumnagluntagh1834cOSNB Inf. no.115
Drumnagluntagh1834cSamuel Bryson (OSNB) no.115
~Dromann na gCluainte ""ridge of lawns/meadows""1834cJ O'D (OSNB) no.115
Barony
Orior Lower
Parish
Ballymore
Parish in 1851
Ballymore
Townland
None
Place name ID
17856
Place name type
T