townland
An Droim Mín
genitive: an Droma Mhín
non-validated name
(Irish)
Drummeen
(English)

Glossary

droim, drom
English ridge
English smooth

Explanatory note

Centrepoint

53.9261, -7.80253 latitude, longitude
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Historical references

ˈdrimiːn
Nóta
"Cl; Do Gan chárta Lú (Drummeenagh) Droimíneach"
Nóta
n/a
"Pinkman: Druim-mín = Smooth, small or fine surfaced ridge. O’Donovan glosses this name with ‘dorsum leve’ and I think Druim-mín and not druimín is the proper Irish form. The two “M’s” are distinct in local pronunciation, and the physical appearance is in agreement with this."
Nóta
"Arch. Inventory Drummeen/Mullaghbrack Crannóg (possible). Depicted on the current ed. of the OS 6-inch map as a small island in the small lake, Drummeen Lough, which has now silted up and is covered in mixed woodland (46). Rath. In a low-lying position near a stream and now occupied by farm buildings (86). Rath. Towards the bottom of the S-facing slope of a drumlin (86)."
Nóta
"NÓM: An Droim Mín"
Nóta
1622
Dromeen
CPR Leathanach: 514b
1631
?Drommeene
Inq. Leathanach: 176
1659
Drummine
Cen. Leathanach: 564
1660
Dromine
BSD Leathanach: 33
1661
?Dromine
Inq. Leathanach: 186
1761
"Drimeen (Whitelaw)"
Uachtanna, Féach Breifne 1965 Leathanach: 509
1768
"?Drimean (Whitelaw)"
Uachtanna, Féach Breifne 1965 Leathanach: 512
1836
Druimin, 'the little ridge'
dúch:AL
1836
Druim mín
'the little ridge'
OD:AL
1836
Drim mien, 'the smooth back'
Quinn, E.:AL
1836
Drumeen
Rec. Name:AL
1836
Drumeen
S&V:AL
1836
Dimmin
CM:AL
1836
"Drummin, Drummeen"
Walsh:AL
1836
Drumineen
HCons PR:AL 
1836
Drum mín
pl:AL
1836
Drummeen
OD:AL
1836
Drumeen
Plan:AL

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