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Droim Cumhra
genitive: Dhroim Cumhra
non-validated name
(Irish)
Drumcoora
(English)

Glossary

droim, drom
English ridge

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civil parish

electoral district

Explanatory note

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53.9096, -7.95344latitude, longitude
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Historical references

Nóta
Nóta
"Cf: p: Kiltoghert b: Leitrim P: Drumreilly b: Carrigallen (Drumcoura) "
Nóta
"Arch. Inventory: Rath. At the summit of the S end of a N-S drumlin ridge (82)."
Nóta
n/a
"Pinkman: Druim-Cubhra = Sweet scented ridge. Dorsum oderiferum (O’Donovan). It was so called, according to local tradition, from the many sweetly smelling herbs it produces. The Four Masters refer to this place under the year 1401. “Cathal Mac Rannall, Chief of Muintir Eolais, was slain at Druim Cubhra by Geoffry, the son of Melaghlin Mac Rannall.” Dr. O’Donovan adds “Druim-Cubhra, now Drumcoora, a townladn in the parish of Cill Tathchomhairc, or Kiltoghert, in Co. Leitrim.” Drumcoora is now in the parish of Murhaun, or Drumshanbo, anciently both were one parish. It lies about half a mile south east of Drumhshanbo… There is a townland of this name in Annaduff Parish…and there is a third in the parish of Drumreilly, about a mile west of Drumlea Church, that was even more famous, or infamous, than the one near Drumshanbo.”"
Nóta
1401
a nDruim Cubra[?]
p Kiltoghert, Index
AConn. Leathanach: 1401.9
1401
i ndruim chubra[?]
"*Nóta in ARÉ: Druim-chubhra, now Dromcoorha, a towland in the parish of Cill Tathchomhairc, or Kiltogher, near Drumshanbo, in the county of Leitrim."
ARÉ
1622
Dromcoore
CPR Leathanach: 515a
1631
Dromcoore
Inq. Leathanach: 176
c1660
Drumcarrha
BSD Leathanach: 27
1829
Drumcoora
TAB Leathanach: innéacs 12, Nóta: (61:16/13)
c1830
Drumcoore
Sketch Map TAB
1834
Drimcoora
Reg.of Dioc. of Ardagh (cf. TAB (61:16/13))
1836
Drumcoora
BS:AL Leathanach: C001,1,21
1836
Drumhora
CM:AL Leathanach: C001,1,21
1836
Drumcoora
Map 1793 (Rowley):AL Leathanach: C001,1,21
1836
Drim-coora, 'the froth back'
Quinn, E.:AL Leathanach: C001,1,21
1836
Drumcoora
HCons PR:AL  Leathanach: C001,1,21
1836
Drum cumhra
pl:AL Leathanach: C001,1,21
1836
[Drumcoora]
"It contains a small fort."
Desc. Rem.:AL Leathanach: C001,1,21
1836
Druim cúmhra, 'sweet or odorous ridge'
OD:AL Leathanach: C001,1,21
1836
Drumcoora
OD:AL Leathanach: C001,1,21
1836
Drumcoora
BS:AL
1836
Drumhora
CM:AL
1836
Drumcoora
Map 1793 (Rowley):AL
1836
Drim-coora
'the froth back'
Quinn, E.:AL
1836
Drumcoora
HCons PR:AL 
1836
Drum cumhra
pl:AL
1836
Druim cúmhra
 'sweet or odorous ridge'
OD:AL
1836
Drumcoora
OD:AL
1836
[Drumcoora]
"It contains a small fort."
Desc. Rem.:AL

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