townland
Drom Fhada
genitive: Dhrom Fhada
validated name
(Irish)
Dromada
(English)

Glossary

droim, drom
English ridge
English long

Explanatory note

  • Gaeilge

    long ridge
    Ainmfhocal firinscneach é drom (droim), agus is í Drom Fada an fhoirm a mbeifí ag súil léi anseo. Toisc é a bheith sa logthuiseal atá túschonsan an dara focal séimhithe, mar is léir sa bhfianaise (e.g. 1811-2 'ó Dhrom fhada', RIA 24 L 21 [lámhscríbhinn])

  • English

    long ridge
    The noun drom (droim) is masculine, and one would expect the form Drom Fada here. The initial consonant of the second word is lenited due to the name being in the locative case, as is clear from the historical evidence (e.g. 1811-2 'ó Dhrom fhada', RIA 24 L 21 [lámhscríbhinn])

Centrepoint

52.4491, -9.16765 latitude, longitude
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Archival records

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