townland
Droim na Beithe
genitive: Dhroim na Beithe
(Irish)
Drumnabehy
(English)

Glossary

English birch
droim, drom
English ridge

Explanatory note

  • Gaeilge

    the ridge of the birch

    Díol spéise cailliúint -th- chaoil idirghutaigh /h/ anseo, faoin tráth ar breacadh 1708 ‘Drumnabeigh’, is cosúil. Is é 1838 ‘Drimnabuy’, foirm a bhreac na saighdiúirí de chuid na Súirbhéireachta Teorann, an t-aon sampla comhaimseartha san Ainmleabhar. Téann an litriú seo maith go leor le foirm úd 1708 agus le 2005 /dromənəˈbeː/ araon; cé gur scríobhadh ‘Wrong’ lena ais. Tá an baile fearainn seo lámh le bf Doire (#28543), a luaitear taobh leis sna foinsí stairiúla.

    Léirítear 1655 ‘Derenebehy’ anseo ar léarscáil an Down Survey (as sin a thagann 1670 ‘Derynabehy’ ASE ní foláir). Is dócha nach bhfuil in ‘Dere-’/‘Dery-’ anseo ach botún le haghaidh Drom-, in ionad logainm ar leith * Doire na Beithe a bheith á chur in iúl.

Centrepoint

53.1481, -7.46781latitude, longitude
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Historical references

1593
Dromnebehye alias Dyrrie
O Doyne Ms. Leathanach: 166-7
1608–9
Dyrry alias Dromnebehy
O Doyne Ms. Leathanach: 82
1608–9
Dery alias Dromnebhehy
O Doyne Ms. Leathanach: 80
1608–9
Dyrry alias Dromnebehy
O Doyne Ms. Leathanach: 77
1608–9
Dery alias Dromnebehy
O Doyne Ms. Leathanach: 75
1609
Downebehy, Dirrie or
CPR Leathanach: 123
1609
Dromnebehy, Derrie or
CPR Leathanach: 123
1638
Dromnevehy, Derry al'
Inq. Lag. Leathanach: 27 C I
1655
Derenebehy Tenihinch and Aghuolly
DS
1670
Derynabehy
ASE Leathanach: 224
1708
Drumnabeigh
CGn. Leathanach: 1.79.44
1819
Drimnabehy
Par. Stat. Imleabhar: III, Leathanach: 332
1819
Drimnabehy
"Ridge of birch."
Par. Stat. Leathanach: 332
1823
Drumnabehy
Drimnabehy san innéacs
TAB
1838
Druim na beithe, 'ridge or long hill of the birch'
OD:AL Leathanach: La054,13
1838
Drumnabehy
OD:AL Leathanach: La054,13
1838
Drimnabuy
"Wrong."
BS:AL Leathanach: La054,13
1838
Drumnabehey
Cahill Co. Map:AL Leathanach: La054,13
1838
Derrinabeghy
DS Map:AL Leathanach: La054,13
1838
Dromnevehy
Inq. C I:AL Leathanach: La054,13
1838
Derrinnabehy
DS Ref.:AL Leathanach: La054,13
2005
drominəˈbeː
Áit.
2005
dromənəˈbeː
Áit.

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