Information about Drummaveg

Information from O'Donovan's Field Name Books

Standard Name:
Drummaveg
Irish Form of Name:
Druim a Beg
Translation:
little ridge
Civil Parish:
Other Forms of the Name with authority source (if provided) in italics:
Drummaveg
Druim a Beg
Drimaveg County Registry 1820
Drummaveg High Constable for the Barony
Drimeveg Printed Townland List from Major Browne
Drummaveg Robt. Martin, Esq., Ross
Drummaveg Sketch Map
Drimmaveg The Rev. E. French, P.P. Moycullen
Drummaveg Thos. Martin, Esq., M.P.
Description:
There are scattered portions of this townland in cultivation. The greater part is a moorish wet sort of land. The village of Drimmaveg is nearly centre of this townland. A stream called Sruffaundimmavohaun is the boundary between Drimmaveg and Drimmavoher and Gurtnamona E. townlands.
Situation:
A central townland. Bounded on N. and W. by Drimmavohaun, on E. by Carhoolustraan and Gurtaloughlin, on S. by Lealetter and on W. by Drimmavohaun.

Information From Joyce's Place Names

Translation according to P. W. Joyce:
Drummaveg in Galway ; little ridge. Vowel sound(a) inserted between drumm and veg (bheag) : p. 7, VII [reproduced below].
VII. There are certain consonants which, when they come together, cannot well be pronounced by the Irish people (especially those accustomed to Irish), without the insertion of a short vowel sound between them - which acts as it were like a buffer - so as to add a syllable to the word; for example, errub for herb, Char-less for Charles, ferrum for firm (see this set forth in my "English as we speak it in Ireland," p. 96). Place-name example: Cloncallick, in Fermanagh and Monaghan, Cloon-cailc, meadow of lime or chalk. Calc would be pronounced calc (one syll.) by an Englishman, but callick by an Irishman, as it is here.

Information From Griffith's Valution

Area in Acres, Roods and Perches:
A.R.P.
272 1 3
Land value at the time in pounds, shillings and pence:
£.s.d.
19 9 8
Building value at the time in pounds, shillings and pence:
£.s.d.
0 0 0
Total value at the time in pounds, shillings and pence:
£.s.d.
19 9 8
Heads of housholds living in the townland at this time:

Townland Information

What is a townland?:
A townland is one of the smallest land divisions in Ireland. They range in size from a few acres to thousands of acres. Many are Gaelic in origin, but some came into existence after the Norman invasion of 1169
Townland:
Drummaveg is a townland.
Other placesnames in this townland:
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Information From Maps

Original OS map of this area.
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Ireland was first mapped in the 1840s. These original maps are available online.
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Drummaveg
Original OS maps at the Ordnance Survey of Ireland website.
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Drummaveg
Information from the Down Survey Website.
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The down survey website will tell you who owned this townland in 1641 (pre Cromwell) and in 1671 (post Cromwell).
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Information from Google Maps.
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Information from the National Monuments Service.
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Archaeological map from the National Monuments Service

Neighbouring Townlands

List of townlands that share a border with this townland:
This is a list of townlands that share a border with this townland.

Population and Census Information

People who lived here:
You can retrieve a list of people who lived in this townland from 1827 to 1911. This list is compiled from the following resources.
  • The Tithe Applotment Books
  • Griffith's Valuation
  • 1901 Census
  • 1911 Census
List of nineteenth century and early twentieth century inhabitants of this townland.
Church records of births, deaths and marriages:
Church records of births, deaths and marriages are available online at http://www.rootsireland.ie. To search these records you will need to know the 'church parish' rather than the 'civil parish'. (The civil parish is the pre-reformation parish and was frequently used as a unit of administration in the past.)
Drummaveg is in the civil parish of Moycullen.
Roman Catholic parishes:
This civil parish corresponds with the following Roman Catholic parish or parishes.
  • Moycullen
  • Spiddal
Church of Ireland parishes:
This civil parish corresponds with the following Church of Ireland parish.
  • Moycullen
In general, the civil parish and the Church of Ireland parish are the same, but, this is not always the case.

Other Sources

Information from the Logainm database.
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