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Drummack, County Fermanagh

Origin

Ir. Droim Mac “ridge of (the) sons, youths or warriors”

Background

This townland is situated about two and a half miles north-west of Lisnaskea.  A portion of its eastern boundary is formed by the Colebrooke River.

The original Irish form of the place-name appears to be Druim Mac (standard Irish Droim Mac) “ridge of the sons” as suggested by O’Donovan.  The primary meaning of the Irish word mac is “son”.  However, it can have other connotations such as “a male descendant; a boy or a young person in general” (DIL sv.); “a follower or devotee of; a man, a warrior, a fellow, a person” (Dinneen sv.).  In the case of Drummack it is impossible to determine its exact significance. There are two 70m. ridges in the townland.


References

(info. from McKay, P. (2004): Place-Names of Northern Ireland vol. 8 p. 97)

Additional Information

Historical name form

Old FormRef. DateReference
(?)Dromawghe1613Inq. Ult. (Fermanagh) $55 Car.I
(?)Drommaghmore contin'' 4 tat''1639Inq. Ult. (Fermanagh) $46 Car.I
Drumack1657c B104
Druinmack1659cCensus 1659 107
Drumack1661BSDc
Drumack and Aghanure1675ASE 231 b $41
Drumack1680BSD (Ó Maolagáin) 532
Drummack1723Old Map Manor of Coole (OSNB) B104
Drummack1817GJM M'stephana (OSNB) B104
Drummack1834cBnd. Sur. (OSNB) B104
~Druim Mac ""Ridge of the sons""1834cJ O'D (OSNB) B104
Drummack1862Griffith's Val.
Barony
Magherastephana
Parish
Aghalurcher
Parish in 1851
Aghalurcher
Townland
None
Place name ID
19440
Place name type
T