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Drumcroon, County Derry

Origin

Ir. Droim Cruithean [drim krihin] ‘ridge of the Cruithin’.

Background

7km S of Coleraine

par: Macosquin bar: Coleraine

The Cruithin were an early population group whose name is closely related to Briton. They were particularly prominent in Ulster but were also found in Leinster and Connaught. There is a townland named DUNCRUN (Ir. Dún Cruithean ‘fort of the Cruithin’) 16km to the north west, in the parish of MAGILLIGAN[Drim Crum 1813].

References

McKay, P. (2007): A Dictionary of Ulster Place-Names, p. 61

Additional Information

(sometimes Drumcroone)

Historical name form

Old FormRef. DateReference
(?)Drum Crum1613Lond. Comp. Valuation 306
Moyclare1613Lond. Comp. Valuation 305
Dromcron1622Phillips MSS (Maps) 157
Moyclar1622Phillips MSS (Maps) 156
Drumreun1659cCensus 1659 141
~Druim Cruithen ""ridge of the Cruithni or Picts""1830J O'D (OSNB) 93 B1
Drumcroon1835OSM xxii 76
Drumcroon, hill, 301 feet1835OSM xxii 76
Drumcroon, seat of John Wilson1835OSM xxii 80
~""the Picts'' ridge""1869Joyce i 101
~Druim-cruithne ""The hill ridge of the Picts""1925Munn's Notes 215
~Droim Cruithean1989GÉ 216
Droim Cruithean ""ridge of the Cruithin""1991NIPNP posters Coleraine
~Droim Cruithean ""ridge of the Cruithin""1999Dict. Ulst. PN 61
Barony
Coleraine
Parish
Macosquin
Parish in 1851
Macosquin
Townland
None
Place name ID
2114
Place name type
T