Droim Dhá Thiar
genitive: Dhroim Dhá Thiar
(Irish)
Drumahaire
(English)

Glossary

droim, drom
English ridge
, dhá
English two

Explanatory note

  • Gaeilge

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

  • English

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

Centrepoint

54.2313, -8.30172 latitude, longitude
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Historical references

Nóta
Nóta
n/a
"Pinkman: Druim-dhá-ethiar (nó eithiar) = Ridge of the two demons. O’Donovan states that some local people would explain the name as Druim-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-eithiar, 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 and Erenagh of the two Breifneys during a period of 30 years, the only dignitary whom the British and Irish obeyed – a paragon of wisdom and piety, a luminous lamp, a faithful shepherd of the church, gave up his spirit at Druim-dhá-ethiar.” Four M
Nóta
"Arch. Inventory: Standing stone (possible). On a high bluff overlooking the Bonet river near the gatehouse of a fortified house and castle, but which is probably a modern feature (22). Rath. On top of a drumlin (81). Castle. ‘Old Hall (in Rns.)’ On a high bluff overlooking the Bonet River to S, and at the S end of Dromahair village. This is a hall-castle of 12th or 13th century date, and Dromahair remained a stronghold of the O’Rourkes until the 17th century. (203). Fortified house. On a high bluff overlooking the River Bonet to S, and at the S end of Dromahaire village. In 1626 George Villiers, duke of Buckingham, received a grant of over 11,000 acres as the Manor of Dromhaire, which he granted in 1628 to his brother William who probably built the house. It was held by William’s son George in 1641, but does not seem to have suffered during the rebellion (213). "
Nóta
?“The county is named from Leytrim, being formerle one of Orourkes Mannors, where there is a Mannerhous now; founded by Bryan fitz owen oRourke ano Dmi 1540…The sd Manor of Leytm now belongs to Lord Lanesborough, who re-edified the sd mannor house”? (RIA MS 12/W/22. Féach Bréifne, 1971, 326)
Nóta
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“Dromaheir Bar, is named from ye. Towne of Dromaheir formerly one of oRorks Mannrs. the sd Drom: being always one of the chiefe seates of the great oRorkes, when Kings of all Conaught whereof foure of the name (Rorke) have been, vizt. Art, oRorke, farroll, Hugh, & Daniel, or when Kings of Brefny or Meate onely. here oRorke had a very strong old Castle on the rapid River Bonad, and a very large Hall for his dineing Roome, annexed to ye. Castle, we seates of stone about ye. Hall. The Layde Villiers (after the County was lost in Sr. Teig oRorkes Sons ut supra) had this Mannor given her, where Shee built a very large house of the Stones of the sd old Castle, the Hall is still to be seen, The sd Mannr. & Towne now belong to the Ld. Visct. Lanesborough. The rapid river Bonad, running from Gleneda Loge through the Mountains of Dartry; runs unde. the Towne, over wch. There are two wooden Bridges, one to the east, & another to the southwest of the sd’ Towns, the river runs we a most rapid cours
Nóta
1440
i ndruim da ethiar
ARÉ Leathanach: 922
1458
druim dhá ethiar
ARÉ Leathanach: 1000
1507
Caislén droma dá ethiar
ARÉ Leathanach: 1292
1511
i nDruim da eithiar
ARÉ Leathanach: 1308
1536
Mainistir droma dhá ethiar
ARÉ Leathanach: 1424
1570
Dromahier
F Leathanach: 1515
1574
ar faithche droma da ethiar
ARÉ Leathanach: 1680
1585
Dromaheer
F Leathanach: 4683
1585
Dromaher
F Leathanach: 4786
1585
Dromahier
F Leathanach: 4797
1585
Dromahir
F Leathanach: 4800
1585
Dromahire
CBC Leathanach: 140, 143
1585
Cowrin Dromahiere
CBC Leathanach: 140
1585
Cowrin Dromahier
CBC Leathanach: 144
1586
i ndruim da ethiar
ARÉ Leathanach: 1850
1592
Dromaheir
F Leathanach: 5740
1600idí
Druim Ath Ethier
Top. Frag. Leathanach: Iml. I, 1950, 65)
(1604
Dromahier
CPR Leathanach: 9a
(1607
Dromahere
Inq. Leathanach: 145
1609
Drumahere
MEC Leathanach: 1.3
(1629
Dromaheire
Inq. Leathanach: 164
1659
Drumaheire
Cen. Leathanach: 566
1660c
Dromaheire
BSD Leathanach: 60
c.1690idí
Dromaheir
Leathanach: "12/W/22 328"
1714
Druim Athiar
Celtica Imleabhar: 1, Leathanach: 243, 247
1802
Drummahaire
Stat. Survey (Li) Nóta: (léarscáil)
1802
Dromahir
Stat. Survey (Li) Leathanach: 5
1802
Dromahare
Stat. Survey (Li) Leathanach: 6, 7, 9, 20, 39, 88, 102, 112, 113, 114, 115
1802
Dromahare Castle
Stat. Survey (Li) Leathanach: 87
1802
Dromahair
Stat. Survey (Li) Leathanach: 71, 96
1817
Drumahare
Larkin
1834
Dromahair
TAB Leathanach: (60:16/3), Nóta: innéacs
1836
Drumahare
Rec. Name:AL
1836
Dromahair, Drummahair
BS:AL
1836
Drumahare
Larkin (Li)
1836
Druimathiar
Orme, M.:AL
1836
Drumahair
Cullen, D.:AL
1836
Drumahair
S&V:AL
1836
Drumahair
Algo, Mr:AL
1836
Dromhaire
HCER 1826:AL
1836
Druim atha shi//ar
pl:AL
1836
Druim dhá ethiar, 'ridge of the two demons'
"Druim atha shiar" [dúch]
OD:AL
1836
Drumahaire
OD:AL

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