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Drumgramph, County Fermanagh

Origin

Ir. Droim gCreamh ‘ridge of the wild garlic’

Background

The origin of this place-name is correctly identified as Droim gCreamh ‘ridge of the wild garlic’. While names with the same origin droim ‘ridge’ + garlic ‘creamh’ appear elsewhere as Drumcramph (in the parishes of Cleenish and Aghalurcher). Droim was originally a neuter noun and as such may have eclipsed a following noun or adjective, explaining the medial voiced consonant [g] of Drumgramph in the current name. Investigation of this subtle difference in spelling might reveal timings of the change in the gender notation of droim, or the coining of Drumgramph, compared with names such as Drumcramph and Killycramph, elsewhere in Fermanagh.

References

FK (2019)

Additional Information

Historical name form

Old FormRef. DateReference
~Druim na g-Creamh ""hill of the mallows""1834J O'D (OSNB) B144
~Druim-gcreamh ""garlic ridge""1875Joyce ii 348
Drom gCreamh "" ridge of garlic""1999Cel. Ulst. Tds 15
Droim gCreamh ""ridge of garlic""2000NIPNP replies KM/RA
Barony
Coole
Parish
Drummully
Parish in 1851
Drummully
Townland
None
Place name ID
19930
Place name type
T