Droim Dhá Thiar
genitive: Dhroim Dhá Thiar
validated name (What is this?)


droim, drom
English ridge
, dhá
English two

Explanatory note

  • Gaeilge

    ridge of (the) two demons
    Thiar < Eithiar. Féach A Dictionary of the Irish Language,, s.v. ethiar

  • English

    ridge of (the) two demons
    Thiar < Eithiar. See A Dictionary of the Irish Language,, s.v. ethiar


54.2309, -8.2985latitude, longitude
Irish Grid (with letter)
Irish Grid (without letter)
Irish Transverse Mercator (ITM)


POThere is or was once a post office here

Historical references

Pinkman: "Druim-dhá-ethiar (nó eithiar). Ridge of the two demons. O’Donovan states that some local people would explain the name as Druin-átha-shíar, ridge of the western ford. There were a great number of fords on the River Bonet, and this one at Drumahaire was the most western of the lot. But the cold fact is that the Four Masters, on more than one occasion, write the name Druim-dhá-ethiar, which O’Donovan glosses with dorsum duorum daemonum. “The son of O’Rourke…heir to the Lordship of Breifney was treacherously slain by the son of Dermot-na-ngamhnach at Druim-dhá-ethiar.” Four Masters, AD 1440. “A hosting was made by O’Donnell and O’Neill. They burned O’Rourke’s town, Druim-dhá-ethiar.” Four Masters, AD 1458 “Thomas Mac Brady, Bishop ane Erenagh of the two Breifneys during a period of 30 years, the only dignitary whom the English and Irish obeyed – a paragon of wisdom an piety, a luminous lamp, a faithful shepherd of the church, gave up his spirit at Druim-dhá-ethiar.” Four Masters

Please note: Some of the documentation from the archives of the Placenames Branch is available here. It indicates the range of research contributions undertaken by the Branch on this placename over the years. It may not constitute a complete record, and evidence may not be sequenced on the basis of validity. It is on this basis that this material is made available to the public.

Archival and research material provided on this site may be used, subject to acknowledgement. Issues regarding republication or other permissions or copyright should be addressed to

Open data

Application programming interface (API)

Available under Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0)
API key required to access data
More about the Logainm API

Linked Logainm

Formats: RDF | RDF N3 | RDF JSON | RDF XML

Operated by Digital Repository of Ireland
More about Linked Logainm