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Drumcree, County Armagh

Origin

Ir. Droim Crí [drim kree] ‘boundary ridge’.

Background

Townland is 4km NNW of Portadown town centre

bar: Oneilland West

The final element is a shortened form of críche, the genitive of críoch ‘boundary’. The boundary in question may be the nearby Upper Bann which borders the parish on the east and at an earlier period separated the territories of Clann Bhreasail and Clann Chana. It now separates the baronies of ONEILLAND EAST and ONEILLAND WEST. The Church of Ireland church marks the site of the medieval parish church [Drumandcryuaich 1366].

References

McKay, P. (2007): A Dictionary of Ulster Place-Names, p. 61

Additional Information

Historical name form

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Barony
Oneilland West
Parish
Drumcree
Parish in 1851
Drumcree
Townland
None
Place name ID
18238
Place name type
P