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Drumnacross, County Fermanagh

Origin

Ir. Droim na Croise 'ridge of the cross'

Background

The first element in this name derives from droim 'ridge'. The second element derives from the word cros 'cross'. In place-names, cros ‘crosscan 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.

References

FK (2019)

Additional Information

Historical name form

Old FormRef. DateReference
Dromnacrossy1610CPR Jas I 163b
Dromnacrossie1628Inq. Ult. (Fermanagh) Car.I $2
Dromnacrossy1628Inq. Ult. (Fermanagh) Car.I $2
(?)Drumanecroose1629Inq. Ult. (Fermanagh) Car.I $7
Drumnacrosh1817GJM M'stephana (OSNB) 54 B141 Lurg
~Druim na Croise ""ridge of the cross""1833J O'D (OSNB) 54 B141
Drimnacrush1834cOSM xiv 110
""the ridge of the cross""1875Joyce i 554 (ind.)
Droim na Croise ""ridge of the cross""2004HMC replies HMCmar04
Barony
Lurg
Parish
Magheraculmoney
Parish in 1851
Magheraculmoney
Townland
None
Place name ID
20232
Place name type
T