Drum  County Monaghan


In 1837, Samuel Lewis's Topographical Dictionary of Ireland described Drum like this:

DRUM, a market-town, in the parish of CURRIN, barony of DARTRY, county of MONAGHAN, and province of ULSTER, 2 ½ miles (N.) from Cootehill, on the road to Clones, from both of which it has a penny-post : the population is returned with the parish. It occupies rather an elevated situation near Leysborough lake. ...

In the vicinity is a quarry, from which the stone used in building the chapel of ease was obtained. It is a constabulary police station, and has fairs on the first Tuesday in every month. A chapel of ease to Currin church was built by a grant of £830 from the late Board of First Fruits, in 1828. Here are two Presbyterian meeting-houses, a school, and a dispensary.—See CURRIN.

How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Drum, in and County Monaghan | Map and description, A Vision of Ireland through Time.


Date accessed: 28th May 2024

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