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Drumcrow West, County Fermanagh

Origin

Ir. Droim Cró ‘ridge of the enclosures’ + E.West

Background

The first element of this place name is droim ‘ridge’ which is extremely common in place names in Ireland such as Droim Mór ‘large/great ridge’ (Dromore, Do. Down). The element cnó ‘enclosure, fold, fence’ can refer any sort of animal pen. Drumcrow from Droim Cnó ‘ridge of the enclosures’ is a fairly common Irish place-name, featuring as the name of twelve townlands, all of which are in Ulster (logainm.ie). Note also the townland of Drumcrow East, also in the parish of Inishmacsaint, and although the designations of East and West appear to be late additions, the two are not contiguous.

References

FK (2019)

Additional Information

Historical name form

Old FormRef. DateReference
(?)Dromcraugh1620CPR Jas I 468b
(?)Drumcroo1622Sur. Fer. 310
(?)Dromcoan1639Inq. Ult. (Fermanagh) $45 Car.I
Drumacra1657c 54 B163
Drumgroe1817GJM M'stephana (OSNB) Magheraboy 54 B
Drumgrow1834cOSNB 54 B162
~Druim Cródh ""ridge of the hovels""1834cOSNB Inf. 54 B162
Barony
Magheraboy
Parish
Inishmacsaint
Parish in 1851
Inishmacsaint
Townland
None
Place name ID
7221
Place name type
T