Derrymeen

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Derrymeen is a townland in South-East County Fermanagh, Northern Ireland.

DERRYMEEN (oak wood of the grassland) Early Record: 1611 granted to Robert Calvert Area 151 acres

Etymology

Irish: Doire Mín ‘smooth oak wood’

  • 1609 - Dirrimeene - Escheated Counties Map
  • 1611 - Derrymeene - Cal. Patent Rolls Jas I p.211b
  • 1641 - Derrymeene - Ulster Inquisitions $54 Car. I

Griffiths Valuation 1862

Occupier Lessor Tenement
Bernard McQuillan Frederick Nixon House, Offices and Land
Bernard Sullivan Frederick Nixon House, Offices and Land
William Nixon Frederick Nixon House, Offices, and Land
William Moore Frederick Nixon House, Offices, and Land
John Johnston Frederick Nixon House, Offices, and Land
Margaret Alford Frederick Nixon House, Offices, and Land
Maria Armstrong Frederick Nixon Land
Thomas Mulligan Frederick Nixon House, Offices, and Land


Calvert’s grant passed to Bishop Heygate but apparently this too was split up among several landowners.

1901 Census

Head of Family Landholder (if different)
Elizabeth Maguire
Felix Curran
William Moore
John Johnston
James Noble Thomas McGarvey of Drumbarry

Surnames in 2005

Johnston

The Mile Road

This townland was to have been the site of an extension to the Mile Road at Newtownbutler. That road was built in famine times as relief work and was to have extended on through Kilmore townland to reach the Carneyhome Road. This would have shortened the journey for those walking to Newtownbutler. At that time the lane from Henry Johnston’s farm came down to the Carneyhome Road and the new road would have followed roughly the line of it across Derrymeen to the Cloghagaddy road. There used to be a clay bank in a field beside that road marking where the new road would join but nothing more was done and the Mile Road extension was never finished either. The Johnston family of that time built their own lane out to the main road.