townland
Droim Thorcáin
genitive: Dhroim Thorcáin
non-validated name
(Irish)
Drumharkan Glebe
(English)

Glossary

droim, drom
English ridge

Hierarchy

county

barony

civil parish

Explanatory note

  • English

    ridge of (the) little boar

Centrepoint

53.93, -7.79127latitude, longitude
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Historical references

ˌdrumˌdaːrkənˈgliːb , ˌdrumhaːrkənˈglibː , dəˈgleːb , ˌdromˈhaːrkən
Nóta
Cf: p: Fenagh b: Leitrim
Nóta
n/a
"Pinkman: Druim-Ui-hArcain = Harkin’s Bridge. Dorsum Harcani (O’Donovan). The clann Arcain were a branch of the Conmaicne Rein (Book of Fenagh). Drumharkin townland, ¼ mile south east of Fenagh, was formerly part of the Termon lands of the ancient abbey. There is, also, Drumharkin townland in Cloone Parish, about a mile south of the village, which O’Donovan makes Druim-Dhearcain, ridge of the acorns. This is strange, particularly, as he must have been aware that an old interpretation of the name was ‘Harkin’s Back.’ He would hardly have adopted this form without some local information. It is doubtful if it were reliable. "
Nóta
"Arch. Inventory Ring-barrow. On the summit of a broad drumlin (16). Rath. On the SE-facing slope of a drumlin (84). Holy well. ‘St. Creigharee’s Well.’ At the bottom of a W-facing slope, in a triangular field with mature deciduous trees. A small, dry, shallow opening defined by stones. A cairn is adjacent to NW, and a concrete shrine erected in 1950 is surmounted by a concrete cross and has a niche with statues. A pattern was held on the last Sunday in July, called ‘Garlic Sunday’, until c. 1860 when it was transferred to the well at Kiltoghert (189)."
Nóta
" NÓM: Droim Earcáin, cf. Dinn."
Nóta
1655
Dromhorkan
DS
1659
Drumhirkine
Cen. Leathanach: 564
c1660
Dromhorkan
BSD Leathanach: 33
c1660
Dromharkan
BSD Leathanach: 24
c1660
Drumharkan
BSD Leathanach: 24
1685
D:Horkan
Hib. Del.
1721
"?Dromorcan (nó p:F,b:L)"
Uachtanna (Li) Leathanach: 229
1836
"Drumharkin 'Harkin's back'"
Quinn, E.:AL
1836
Druim dhearcain
"ridge of the acorns'"
OD:AL
1836
"Drom arcain, 'ridge of the little pig'"
dúch:AL
1836
"Drumharkin Glebe"
Rec. Name:AL
1836
Drumharkan
S&V:AL
1836
Drumbaskin
CM:AL
1836
"Drumdarkin Glebe"
Walsh:AL
1836
Dromharkan
DS:AL
1836
Drum dhearcain
pl:AL
1836
Drumharkan
OD:AL

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