Drumnacross, County Fermanagh
Ir. Droim na Croise 'ridge of the cross'
The first element in this name derives from droim 'ridge'. The second element derives from the word cros 'cross'. In place-names, cros ‘cross’ can sometimes refer to a cross in the ecclesiastical sense, but can also refer to a crossroad.
In the absence of any evidence in favour of one of the two interpretations, it is impossible to know for sure the exact referent of cros in this name.
Historical name form
|Old Form||Ref. Date||Reference|
|Dromnacrossy||1610||CPR Jas I 163b|
|Dromnacrossie||1628||Inq. Ult. (Fermanagh) Car.I $2|
|Dromnacrossy||1628||Inq. Ult. (Fermanagh) Car.I $2|
|(?)Drumanecroose||1629||Inq. Ult. (Fermanagh) Car.I $7|
|Drumnacrosh||1817||GJM M'stephana (OSNB) 54 B141 Lurg|
|~Druim na Croise ""ridge of the cross""||1833||J O'D (OSNB) 54 B141|
|Drimnacrush||1834c||OSM xiv 110|
|""the ridge of the cross""||1875||Joyce i 554 (ind.)|
|Droim na Croise ""ridge of the cross""||2004||HMC replies HMCmar04|
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