civil parishtownland
Droim Lias
genitive: Dhroim Lias
(Irish)
Drumlease
(English)

Glossary

droim, drom
English ridge

Centrepoint

54.2236, -8.29021latitude, longitude
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Historical references

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"Pinkman: Drum-lias = Ridge of the huts or tents. “Druim-lias, Drumlease, a townland and parish in the barony of Drumahaire, Co. Leitrim.” (Hogan, Onomasticon). The Triparite Life refers to this place, and calles it Druim-Daro (Druim-Darach) ridge of the oak trees. It states that St. Patrick visited Druim-Daro, baptized many and founded a church there, over which he placed Benen, or Benigunus his foster son. This Benen, it was said, ruled the church and the community in it for the space of twenty years. After St. Patrick’s visit the place was called Druim-lias – from the tents or huts, erected there for the first community. It became a very renowned foundation, and there are some who assert that it was a serious rival of Armagh for the honour of Ireland’s Ecclesiastical Capital. The Four Masters state that the Monastery of Druim-Lias was burned in 1360 AD. The Martyrology of Donegal has Colman, Droma Lias at 19th June "
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"Arch. Inventory: Enclosure: On a S-facing slope within view of the fortified house and the 19th century Dromahaire Lodge (147). Enclosure. On a S-facing slope within view of the fortified house and the 19th century Dromahaire Lodge, which are c.800m to NW (147). Enclosure. Towards the top of a S-facing slope and within view of the fortified house and the 19th century Dromahaire lodge, which are c.800m to NW. Enclosure. Towards the top of a S-facing slope and within view of the fortified house and the 19th century Dromahaire lodge, which are c.800m to NW. Church (site). At the E end of a drumlin ridge. Possibly the site of Drumlease parish church and the possible site of the church ‘Druim Daro’ founded by St. Patrick, of which Benan was the first abbot (179). "
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"LSO: Drumlease Parish is called Druim Lias, which signifies, according to Colgan, Dorsum Casarum – the Ridge of the Huts. The ruins of Druim-Lias Church still remain. It is thus described by Colgan, Tr.Th. p.180, Co.I, notes 150 and 151:: - “The Church of Drum-Lias, of which he (Saint Benignus) said to have been Governor, is near the River of Bonet (Buannadium Fluvium – Bonet River) in the Country of Breffney in Connaugh, etc.” The Church is situated on a rising ground (Druim) by the foot of which the Bonet (Buanaidh, in Irish) directs its course. In this Parish lies Benbo, Beanna Bo. It extends from near Manorhamilton in a north eastern direction for the distance of about four miles; its breadth is said to be a mile and a half. The people say it is twice richer than all the rest of Ireland. The phrase among them is:- Is saidhbhre Beann Bó na Éire fa dhó. Fota Hibernia, bis ditior Benbo. This phrase had its origin in the belief that this mountain is pregnant with gold mine, which amou
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“Luid Patraic íar sin hi crich Callraigi do Druim Daro, bailí itá indiú Druim Líos…/… i nDruim Dáro. Druimm Líass indiu .i. di sostaib Pátraic and agus dina liassaib ro ainmniged.” Beathú Phátraic (Mulchrone), pp. 88-9 (c AD 900).
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"“Cartha Meic (Con) Gubai, a cloch ba ferr i tirib Calraige ac Druim Lias.” ‘De Sil Chonairi Moir,’ex T.C.D. H.2.7, col 90 et [sq]. (ed. Lucius Gwynn, Ériu VI, [p. 137, ll 89-90]) (c.1350). "
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“…i tirib Callraidi ac Druim Lias”: Lec 103Va29 (c.1400)
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"“…i tirib Callraige ag Druim Lias”: BB 140a33-4 (c.1400) "
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“Secht noeb epscop Dromma Lias” LL374a.63 (c.1200)
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“Secht noemespoc Droma Liass”: LB 241 (c.1400)
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“Druim Lias do losccadh” ARÉ iii, 616 (1360)
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“Colmán, Droma lias [a Luighne-Mar]: Mart.Don., 172 (June 19).
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Draimlias [or Drunlias] – Recte Druim-Lias, i.e. the ridge of the huts, now Drumlease, a parish in the barony of Drumahaire… St. Patrick built Druim-lias, near the river Boonid (now Bonnet), and placed St. Benignus over it. (Tr. Th., p. 180). At Ballyrourke, alias Creevelea or Carrig Patrick in this parish, are the extensive ruins of the magnificent house and church founded in 1508 by Owen O’Rourke, prince of Breffny, at the instance of his wife Margaret, daughter of Conor O’Brien, king of Thomond, for Franciscans of the Observance (See Meehan’s Franciscan Monasteries, 5th edition, p. 77). (Ann. Ult, fo-nóta, 241)
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Féach nóta Ann. Ult, (aguisín), 251, 1450.
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900c
Druim Líos
Bethu Phát. Leathanach: 88-9
900c
Druim Líass
Bethu Phát. Leathanach: 88-9
1170
Droma lías (gin.)
[gluais]
FGorm. Leathanach: 118
1200c
Dromma Lias
LL Leathanach: 374 a.63
1350c
Druim Lias
TCD Leathanach: H.2.7
1360
druim lias
ARÉ Leathanach: 616
1360
Druim Lias
AConn.
1400c
Druim Lias
Lec. Leathanach: 103Va 29
1400c
Druim Lias
BB Leathanach: 140a 33-4
1400c
Droma Liass
LB Leathanach: 24a
1505
Draimlias
Ann. Ult. Leathanach: 241
1585
Dronileissee
CBC Leathanach: 140
1585
Dromleysie
CBC Leathanach: 144
1600idí
Druim Lias
Top. Frag. Leathanach: 65
1630
Droma lios
FNÉ Leathanach: 172
1659
Drumleas
Cen. Leathanach: 566
1802
Dromleis
Stat. Survey (Li) Leathanach: 97
1802
Dromleas
Stat. Survey (Li) Leathanach: 101
1802
Dromlease
Stat. Survey (Li) Leathanach: 111
1817
Drumlease
Larkin
1834
Drumlease
TAB Leathanach: Innéacs, 35 (60:16/3)
1836
Drumlease
Rec. Name:AL
1836
Drumlease
BS:AL
1836
Drumlease
Larkin (Li)
1836
Drumlease
HCER 1826:AL
1836
Druim lias
Orme, M.:AL
1836
Drumlease
Cullen, D.:AL
1836
Drumlease
S&V:AL
1836
Druim lias
'ridge of the lints'
OD:AL
1836
Druim léas
pl:AL
1836
Drumlease
OD:AL

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