townland
Dromad Bheag
genitive: Dhromad Bheag
(Irish)
Drumod Beg
(English)

Glossary

beag, big
English small

Centrepoint

53.8661, -7.92226 latitude, longitude
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Historical references

Nóta
Nóta
"Cf: Mu Droim Fhuaid Ca Gan chárta Ci (Dromod) Gan chárta"
Nóta
n/a
"Pinkman: Druim-Fhada = Long ridge or hill. Druim, drom, like the Latin dorsum, means a back. In place-names it is applied to a long low ridge or hill. It is one of the commonest of root words in Irish names; it begins about 2400 and enters into a vast number of others. Leitrim has been called the county of little hills and we may expect to find this word figuring often in its place-names. I think it does occur often[sic] than any other. Druim is now used as a masculine noun, and the aspiration in this name, as in a number of others, may be due to local usage, or it may be a remnant of the old neuter eclipsis, or what was equivalent to an eclipsis. The name is spelled, Dromod, Drumod, Drumad. There is Dromod village and townland in the parish of Annaduff. This townland has two parts, Druim-Fhada-mór… and Druim-Fhada-Beag."
Nóta
Príomhshruth na hÉireann Dromad
Nóta
1622
Dromodbegg
CPR Leathanach: 529a
1655
Dromadbegge
DS
1659
Drumad
Cen. Leathanach: 561
c1660
Dromadbegg
BSD Leathanach: 27
1667
Dromadbegg
ASE Leathanach: 167
1685
D:adbeg
Hib. Del.
1709
Dromad als Dromada
CGn. Leathanach: 8.462.3142
c1710?
Drumadbegg
CGn. Leathanach: 10.300.3726
1728
Drumadbegg
CGn. Leathanach: 57.282.38477
1802
Dromot
Stat. Survey (Li) Leathanach: 39, Nóta: (léarscáil)
1802
Dromod
Stat. Survey (Li) Leathanach: 112, 113, 114, 115
1809
Drumot
Scale Map (Li)
1829
Dromodbeg
TAB Leathanach: 14, Nóta: (61:16/13) innéacs
1834
Dromadbeg
Reg.of Dioc. of Ardagh (cf. TAB (61:16/13))
1836
Drumod beg
BS:AL Leathanach: C001,1,6
1836
Drumer beg
CM:AL Leathanach: C001,1,6
1836
Drummod beg
Buck, H.:AL Leathanach: C001,1,6
1836
Druim, 'the small back of the wood'
Mc Donough, I.:AL Leathanach: C001,1,6
1836
Drummod beg
Map 1824 (Nisbett):AL Leathanach: C001,1,6
1836
Dromod beg
HCons PR:AL  Leathanach: C001,1,6
1836
Dromadbeg
DS Ref.:AL Leathanach: C001,1,6
1836
Dromadbegge
DS Map:AL Leathanach: C001,1,6
1836
Drumod beag
pl:AL Leathanach: C001,1,6
1836
Drumad beag, 'little ridge'
OD:AL Leathanach: C001,1,6
1836
Drumod-beg
OD:AL Leathanach: C001,1,6
1836
[Drumod-beg]
"Two good farm houses called 'The Lodge' and 'Mount Shannon'."
Desc. Rem.:AL Leathanach: C001,1,6
1836
Drumod beg
BS:AL
1836
Drumer beg
CM:AL
1836
Drummod beg
Buck, H.:AL
1836
Druim
'the small back of the wood'
Mc Donough, I.:AL
1836
Drummod beg
Map 1824 (Nisbett):AL 
1836
Dromod beg
HCons PR:AL 
1836
Dromadbeg
DS Ref.:AL
1836
Dromadbegge
DS Map:AL
1836
Drumod beag
pl:AL
1836
Drumad beag
'little ridge'
OD:AL
1836
Drumod-beg
OD:AL
1836
[Drumod-beg]
"Two good farm houses called 'The Lodge' and 'Mount Shannon'."
Desc. Rem.:AL
1837
Dromod
Top. Dict. Imleabhar: I, Leathanach: 28

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