Drumkeeran

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Drumkeeran
Droim Caorthainn
Town
Drumkeeran is located in Ireland
Drumkeeran
Drumkeeran
Location in Ireland
Coordinates: 54°10′13″N 8°08′33″W / 54.1704°N 8.1426°W / 54.1704; -8.1426Coordinates: 54°10′13″N 8°08′33″W / 54.1704°N 8.1426°W / 54.1704; -8.1426
Country Ireland
Province Connacht
County County Leitrim
Elevation 92 m (302 ft)
Population (2006)
 • Urban 242
Time zone WET (UTC+0)
 • Summer (DST) IST (WEST) (UTC-1)
Irish Grid Reference G902241

Drumkeeran (Irish: Droim Caorthainn) is a village in County Leitrim, Ireland located at the junction of the R280 and R200 regional roads. It lies at the foot of Corry Mountain just north of Lough Allen. Drumkeerin is situated in drumlin hills northwest of Lough Allen, a lake on the Shannon.

The Drumkeerin Development Association was formed in the early 1970s. In 1986, Drumkeerin Community Council was established to address the economic development of the village. In 1992, the Drumkeerin Tourist and Development Company was incorporated in order to effect plans of the Community Council. The main thrust of the plan was the establishment of a number of community enterprise workshop units.

Drumkeerin Gaa Club (CLG Droim Caorthainn) was founded in 1933 and plays an important sporting and social focus in the community.

Demographics[edit]

  • Drumkeeran had a population of 242 in 2006 while the population went up to 298 by 2011.

Transport[edit]

Bus Éireann route 462 serves the village on Fridays providing links to Sligo and Manorhamilton.[1] Route 469 serves the village on Saturdays providing a link to Drumshanbo, Carrick on Shannon and Longford.[2]

History[edit]

Throughout at least the 19th and 20th centurys, a number of annual fairs were held at Drumkeeran on- February 10, March 8, April 12, May 27, June 18 (or 24th), July 19, August 18, September 16, October 19, November 11, December 9, and December 22.[3][4] In 1925, Drumkeerin village comprised 54 houses, 11 being licensed to sell alcohol.[5]

Long ago Ireland had been covered in Woodland,[6][7] a claim echoed in a 19th century survey of Leitrim- “A hundred years ago almost the whole country was one continued, undivided forest, so that from Drumshanbo to Drumkeeran, a distance of nine or ten miles, one could travel the whole way from tree to tree by branches".[8] These great forests in Leitrim and on the west side of Lough Allen were denuded for the making for Charcoal for Iron works around Slieve Anierin.[6] Immense piles of cleared timber existed in this area in 1782.[7]

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References[edit]

Primary sources[edit]

  1. ^ "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2013-01-24. Retrieved 2013-05-04. 
  2. ^ "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2012-10-25. Retrieved 2013-05-04. 
  3. ^ Longman 1819, pp. 405.
  4. ^ Watsons 1830.
  5. ^ Irish Free State 1925, pp. 31.
  6. ^ a b Boate 1653, pp. 120.
  7. ^ a b Henry 1914, pp. 243.
  8. ^ Correspondent 1882, pp. 37.

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