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Drummullan, County Derry

Origin

Ir. Droim Maoláin 'ridge of the bare hill'

Background

The townland and village of Drummullan is roughly one mile west of Coagh in the small portion of the parish of Arboe which lies in Co. Derry. There are a number of low ridges here. On the Eacheated Counties Map of 1609 the name of the townland is written Drumelan and Garavagh, Garravagh being a now-obsolete subdivision of Drummullan, most likely deriving from Irish Garbhachadh 'rough field'. In the north of the townland, DRUMMULLAN BRIDGE carries the Drummullan Road over the BALLYMULLY RIVER.

References

McKay, P and Muhr, K. 'Lough Neagh Places: Their names and origins' (2007:99)

Additional Information

Historical name form

Old FormRef. DateReference
Dromelan and Garravagh1609Esch. Co. Map 13
Dromellan1613Charter of Londonderry 390
(?)Dremoylan1633Inq. Ult. (Derry) $1 Car. I
Dromillan1654DS Par. Map (Munn) 25
Dromullan1654Civ. Surv. iii 193
Dromellan1657Bishop. Der. i 264
Drumullan1659cCensus 1659 138
Drumglan1663HMR (Ò Doibhlin 2) 71
Dromillan1672cHib. Del. Co.Londondery
Drumullin1814Sampson (Munn) 25
Drummullan1835cOSNB: gen. sources D30
Drummullin1835cOSNB: gen. sources D30
[''Drum-''mul-lan]1835cOSNB: gen. sources D30
~Druim Maola/in ""Mullen''s ridge or long hill""1835cJ O'D (OSNB) D30
~Druim-Maolain ""Mullan''s hill ridge""1925Munn's Notes 25
~Druim-mullan ""The hill ridge of the little summit1925Joyce (Munn) 25, 3. 322
Barony
Loughinsholin
Parish
Arboe
Parish in 1851
Arboe
Townland
None
Place name ID
5830
Place name type
T