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Drumgorran, County Fermanagh

Origin

Ir. Droim Garráin ‘ridge of the shrubbery’

Background

The first element in this place-name is clearly droim ‘back’ which, in place-names, denotes ‘hill, ridge’ (Dinneen). The second element is probably what appears in the form assigned to John O’Donovan, garrán which can also mean ‘a cluster, a grove, a thin wood’. Note the appearance of the first vowel of garrán as -o- in the anglicised form, a pattern also attested in the townland of Lios Garráin ‘fort of the shrubbery’ (Lisgorran), in Co. Tyrone.

References

FK

Additional Information

Historical name form

Old FormRef. DateReference
~Druim Garráin ""ridge of the shrubbery""1834cJ O'D (OSNB) 52 B115
Drumgorran (see of Clogher)1835OSM iv 23
Barony
Magherastephana
Parish
Aghavea
Parish in 1851
Aghavea
Townland
None
Place name ID
19507
Place name type
T