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Railway station
Railway station
Dromod is located in Ireland
Location in Ireland
Coordinates: 53°52′00″N 7°55′00″W / 53.8667°N 7.9167°W / 53.8667; -7.9167Coordinates: 53°52′00″N 7°55′00″W / 53.8667°N 7.9167°W / 53.8667; -7.9167
Country Ireland
Province Connacht
County County Leitrim
Elevation 282 m (925 ft)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Total 356
Time zone WET (UTC+0)
 • Summer (DST) IST (WEST) (UTC-1)
Irish Grid Reference N055907

Dromod (Irish: Dromad, meaning "long ridge, or back of the wood")[2] is a village in County Leitrim, Ireland. Dromod is a noted fishing village beside Bofin and Boderg, which are threaded by the River Shannon. Built along the River Shannon, this is a Tidy Towns winner with a modern harbour frequented by cruiser traffic. The Bog Oak water feature in the centre of the village, entitled 'The Weeping Tree', and was made by a local craftsman from a piece of bog oak which was found nearby.


Between 2006 and 2011 the population of Dromod increased from 210 to 356, an increase of 69.5%.

Dromod railway station[edit]


In the later Middle Ages Dromod was the "town of Mac Shanly", a sept of Muintir Eolais in south county Leitrim.[4] The town is mentioned once in the Irish Annals- "1473: A great war broke out in Muintir-Eolais; and much was destroyed between them, both by burning and slaying. An attack was made by Mac Rannall on the town of Mac Shanly, and the town was burned, and Donough, the son of Donough Mac Shanly, and many others, were slain by him".[5]

Dromod Iron works was in production sometime after AD 1693 until probably AD 1747.[6] Pig iron brought to Dromod Finery forge was used to produce an malleable iron product, for transportation to Dublin and Limerick.[7]

Through at least the 19th and 20th centurys, an impressive seven annual fairs were held at Dromod- January 1, March 28 (or 29th), May 15, June 26 (or 29th), August 14, October 10 (or 11th), and December 11.[8][9]


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Primary sources[edit]

  1. ^ "Population Classified by Area" (PDF). Central Statistics Office (Ireland). Apr 2012. p. 48. Retrieved 11 December 2016. 
  2. ^ Joyce 1913, pp. 331,336.
  3. ^ a b "Dromod station" (PDF). Railscot - Irish Railways. Retrieved 5 September 2007. 
  4. ^ Downs Survey 1641.
  5. ^ AFM, pp. M1473.19.
  6. ^ Meehan 1926, pp. 413.
  7. ^ Buchan 1860, pp. 12.
  8. ^ Longman 1819, pp. 405.
  9. ^ Watsons 1830.

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