Aghadrumsee

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Aghadrumsee
Irish: Achadh Droim Saileach
Aghadrumsee is located in Northern Ireland
Aghadrumsee

Aghadrumsee shown within Northern Ireland
Coordinates: = 54°13′43″N 7°16′22″W / 54.2286°N 7.2728°W / 54.2286; -7.2728
Irish grid reference H466315
District Fermanagh
County County Fermanagh
Constituent country Northern Ireland
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town ENNISKILLEN
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
List of places: UK • Northern Ireland • Fermanagh
File:Handsketchkillyfole1.jpg
Sketch of Aghadrumsee compared to neighbouring townlands

Aghadrumsee is a townland and a small village (aka Aghadrumsee Park) in South-Eastern County Fermanagh, Northern Ireland.


(Meaning of Aghadrumsee | Stories about Aghadrumsee)


Etymology

The earliest known spelling of Aghadrumsee is Aghadromsillagh. [1]

This is derived from the Gaelic Agha (field), [2] Drom (hillock), [2] Sillagh and roughly translates as 'field on the hillock of Sally trees'.

Mythology

The ' see ' syllable in the current spelling of Aghadrumsee is a homophone of sidhe. This gives Aghadrumsee its folklore meaning of 'field of the fairy hillock.'

There is a local story of a black fairy dog (Púca), which shows itself to certain people. One story is of a local woman who was told the tale by some young men. The black dog only shows itself to the young men as they walked her home after attending a good Céilí. A good excuse to walk a pretty girl home, or do only true believers see the truth?

It is worth noting that this area has been known as "Black Dog's Lane", in the past. However, the exact location is more in the Drumswords townland, by the "March Ditch". Also, reports of ghostly black dogs are not uncommon in the British Isles.

Religion

Aghadrumsee comes under the Church of Ireland and Roman Catholic dioceses of Clogher. The parish of Aghadrumsee straddles the border town of Clones, County Monaghan in the Republic of Ireland.

The community is served by a number of churches and gospel halls.

Education

There are three primary schools, two Roman Catholic, Cornagague and Corranny, and one controlled – Aghadrumsee. All are sited in rural locations within three miles of each other and fall under the Western Education and Library Board (WELB) catchment area.

Historically, the current two storey building which is now attached to the orange hall was the old school at Aghadrumsee. In the Survey of Education in 1826 it was described as costing £120 and was funded by the Kildare Place Society. No figures for enrolment are given as it was not yet open.

The new school was built as a replacement in 1937. It was then enlarged and renovated in 1973-74 to take in children from Magheraveely and Roslea. The school now caters for children from a wide rural area.

Other schools in the local area, which are now closed, included Rateen National School.

Buildings of note

There is an Orange Hall at Aghadrumsee and another one at nearby Dromaddy.

Sport

The area also has a Gaelic Athletic Club called St Macartans Aghadrumsee which provides sport for both men and women. The local badminton team has a good reputation for skillful players.

Transport

Historically the town of Clones has had a significant influence on this rural community mainly due to the railway which used to go through it. The New Line.

Neighbouring townlands

Aghnachuill, Bosallagh, Crocknaboghill, Dernawilt, Drumswords, Killyfole, Killygorman, Killylackey, Mullynalughoge, Tattynageeragh

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