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Drumhirk, County Tyrone

Origin

Ir. Droim Thoirc ‘ridge of the boar’

Background

The first element in this place-name droim typically refers to a ridge in place-names and is extremely common in Irish place names, and is also found in Scotland. In this particular name, droim is modified by the element torc ‘boar’. In all, there are 16 townlands named Drumhirk in Ireland (logainm.ie).

References

FK

Additional Information

Historical name form

Old FormRef. DateReference
Dromhirke1609Esch. Co. Map 11 pt Dunganon
Dromhirke1611CPR Jas I 187a
Dromhirke1618CPR Jas I 392b
Drumhurke1619Inq. Ult. (Tyrone) $4 Jac. I
Dromhurke1621CPR Jas I 536a
Drimkirke1655cCiv. Surv. 278
Drimkirke1661BSD 201
Drumhirke1666HMR Tyr. (2) 241
Drumhirk1834cOSNB: gen. sources 7
~Druim Thuirc ""ridge of the wild boar""1936TNCT 38
Droim Thoirc ""ridge of the boar""2000NIPNP replies KM/RA
Barony
Dungannon Middle
Parish
Donaghmore
Parish in 1851
Donaghmore
Townland
None
Place name ID
9795
Place name type
T