Drumarky, County Fermanagh
Ir. Droim Achaidh 'ridge of the field'
The Irish element droim ‘back’ appears metaphorically in place-names where it is typically interpreted as ‘ridge’. Droim is an extremely common element in Irish townland names. Joyce (i, 524) states that it occurs initially in approximately 2,400 townlands, towns and villages where it is variously anglicized as drum/drom/drim.
Consideration of the historical form of this name which lack -r-, Dromachy (1612) leads us to the same conclusion as that which is offered by Kay Muhr (NIPNP notes) and Droim Achaidh 'ridge of the field'.
Historical name form
|Old Form||Ref. Date||Reference|
|Dromachy||1612||CPR Jas I 302b|
|Dromarky||1612||CPR Jas I 302b|
|Dromarkie||1665||HMR Fer. (1) 5|
|Dromarkie||1665||HMR Fer. (2) 4|
|Drumarkie||1665c||HMR (Ò Gallachair 1) 213|
|Dromarky||1767||Reg. Free. Fer. 21|
|~Druim Aircidhe ""Harkey''s ridge""||1834||OSNB Inf. B53 B75|
|(?)Droim Achaidh ""ridge of the field""||2001||NIPNP replies KmtoIrvstn|
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