Drumkee

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Coordinates: 54°30′36″N 6°40′30″W / 54.510°N 6.675°W / 54.510; -6.675

Drumkee townland in 2006

Drumkee is a townland in the southeast of County Tyrone, Northern Ireland. It is directly south of the area presently known as Coalisland[1] and east, and slightly north, of Dungannon.[2] It is situated in the historic barony of Dungannon Middle and the civil parish of Killyman and covers an area of 285 acres.[3] The barony's tax records dated 1666 list two families living in Drumkee.[4]

The name derives from the Irish: Druim Chaoich (Ridge of the Blind Man) or Druim Ceath (ridge of western aspect).[5]

Population[edit]

The population of the townland declined during the 19th century:[6][7]

Year 1841 1851 1861 1871 1881 1891
Population 350 184 168 145 127 111
Houses 70 39 38 31 29 28

Drumkee presently has a population of around 150, and many of its inhabitants are relations.[citation needed] Surnames which appear on the 1666 list include McRory and Condson.[4] By the mid-19th century, the name Hunter appears in Drumkee burial records.[8] The surname Mullan appears in a 1910 directory of the area.[9]

Sport[edit]

Drumkee is affiliated with the Killyman Gaelic Athletic Association football club, St. Brigids.[citation needed]

See also[edit]

External links[edit]

  • Map of County Tyrone showing Dungannon, the closest population center to the township of Drumkee. Accessed July 11, 2007.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Coalisland Map. Accessed July 11, 2007.
  2. ^ Dungannon LGD Killyman Ward 95OO17 map from the Northern Ireland Neighbourhood Information Service. Accessed July 11, 2007.
  3. ^ "Townlands of County Tyrone". IreAtlas Townland Database. Retrieved 27 December 2012. 
  4. ^ a b Hearth Money Rolls of Barony of Dungannon. Accessed July 11, 2007.
  5. ^ "Drumkee". Place Names NI. Retrieved 20 March 2013. 
  6. ^ "Census of Ireland 1851". Enhanced Parliamentary Papers on Ireland. Retrieved 27 December 2012. 
  7. ^ "Census of Ireland 1891". Enhanced Parliamentary Papers on Ireland. Retrieved 27 December 2012. 
  8. ^ Killyman Burial Records. Accessed July 11, 2007.
  9. ^ Belfast and Ulster Towns Directory for 1910. Accessed July 11, 2007.