An Droim Ard
genitive: an Droma Aird
(Irish)
Dromard
(English)

Glossary

English height; high
droim, drom
English ridge

Centrepoint

54.2254, -8.64255latitude, longitude
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Historical references

n/a
Nóta
n/a
Nóta
1306
Drunnard
CDI
1426
Drumard
Ann. Tuam.
1441
Rectorie parrochialium de Scrin et Drumard
Ann. Tuam.
1584
Dromyrd
Exch. E:Wood-Martin I
1585
Dromarde
CBC
1585
Dromard
CBC
1650c
Tempall Droma aird i ttir Fiachrach Muaidhe
FNÉ
1655–7
Dromard
DS
1659
Dromard, Drumard
Cen.
1660c
Drumard
BSD
1665c
Dromarde
HMR
1666
Dromard
ASE
1685c
Dromard
Hib. Del.
1828
Dromard
TAB
1836
Dromard
Beaufort:AL
1836
Dromard
BS:AL
1836
Dromard
Carlisle Top Dic:AL
1836
An old church in ruins and a burial ground in this townland. The Parish of Dromard took its name from this burial ground. There is a holy well called Saint Patricks well here where Stat. Surv. (St)ions are performed. 'Tis said to be the oldest Holy Well in the Province of Connaught that Saint Patrick blessed it, and that water has been brought from it to purify and consecrate all the other Holy wells in the province.
Desc. Rem.:AL
1836
Drumard
DS:AL
1836
Dromard
GJP 1835:AL
1836
Dromard ‘Rectorys of Dromard &c’
Grant, C. II:AL
1836
Drumard
Hay, J. :AL (Sl)
1836
Dromard
Irwin, Col.:AL (Sl)
1836
Dromaird
Mitchael, T.:AL (Sl)
1836
Dromard
OD (corr.):AL
1836
Dromard
OD (corr.):AL
1836
Drumard
OD:AL
1836
Drumard
OD:AL
1836
Drom árd “high ridge”
OD:AL
1836
Dromard ‘Rectories of Dromard &c’ [Part. 1687]
Part. 1687:AL
1836
Drom árd ‘an old church in Dromard townland. At it a well called St. Patrick's Well in the [qrt] land of Dromard’ [pl]
pl:AL
1836
Dromard
Pres. Bk 1832:AL (Sl)
1836
Dromard
Query Bk. 1835:AL (Sl)
1836
Dromard
Stack, R.:AL (Sl)

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