From FermanaghRoots.com

Irish grid reference H466315
District Fermanagh District Council
County County Fermanagh
Constituent country Northern Ireland
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Postcode district BT92
Dialling code 028 677 51
Police Northern Ireland
Fire Northern Ireland
Ambulance Northern Ireland
European Parliament Northern Ireland
UK Parliament Fermanagh and South Tyrone
NI Assembly Fermanagh and South Tyrone
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Drumswords is a townland in South-East County Fermanagh, Northern Ireland.

Area 81:2:36


Roughly translated Drumswords means "ridge of the diligence".

Old Forms

  • 1609 - dromseird
  • 1613 - Dromsure
  • 1641? - Dromsare
  • 1641? - Dromsowre
  • 1641? - Dromsude
  • 1641? - Dromsur
  • 1641? - Dromsure
  • 1751 - Drumswords
  • 1833 - Druim Súndais

Its worth noting that local people talk about Drumswords being the site of a "Holy well"

1823 Church of Ireland Census

The following is an extract from a survey of the North-West Division of Clones Parish.

Name Sons Daughters
Elliott, John 0 0

Griffiths Valuation 1862

Occupier Lessor Tenement
John Elliott Rev John Richardson House, Offices & Land
John McManus Rev John Richardson House
- - Roman Catholic Chapel, Caretakers’ house, Office & graveyard
Patrick McCollin Free House

1901 Census

Head of Family Landholder (if different)
Mary A. Maguire Hugh McDonald
Hugh McDonald
Roman Catholic Chapel Hugh McDonald

Surnames in 2005

  • McMahon
  • West
  • McDermott
  • O’Reilly