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Drumarky, County Fermanagh

Origin

Ir. Droim Achaidh 'ridge of the field'

Background

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'.

References

Additional Information

Historical name form

Old FormRef. DateReference
Dromachy1612CPR Jas I 302b
Dromarky1612CPR Jas I 302b
Dromarkie1665HMR Fer. (1) 5
Dromarkie1665HMR Fer. (2) 4
Drumarkie1665cHMR (Ò Gallachair 1) 213
Dromarky1767Reg. Free. Fer. 21
~Druim Aircidhe ""Harkey''s ridge""1834OSNB Inf. B53 B75
(?)Droim Achaidh ""ridge of the field""2001NIPNP replies KmtoIrvstn
Barony
Lurg
Parish
Derryvullan
Parish in 1851
Derryvullan
Townland
None
Place name ID
7238
Place name type
T