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Dromore Parish, County Tyrone

Origin

Ir. An Droim Mór [an drim more] ‘the large ridge’.

Background

Village is 14km SW of Omagh

bar: Omagh East

The townland of Dromore contains the site of a medieval abbey, also reputed to be the site of a nunnery founded by St Patrick, and of a cross which formerly stood on the conspicuous CROSS HILL. At the foot of the hill is ST DYMPNA’S WELL and nearby are the remains of a post-Reformation church erected c.1694 [Drommore 1608].

References

McKay, P. (2007): A Dictionary of Ulster Place-Names, p. 60

Additional Information

cf. Dromore td.9276

Historical name form

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Barony
Omagh East
Parish
Dromore
Parish in 1851
Dromore
Townland
None
Place name ID
20965
Place name type
P