Drumyarkin

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Drumyarkin is a townland in South-East County Fermanagh, Northern Ireland, a short distance West of the village of Roslea/Rosslea and close to the border of County Monaghan, in the Republic of Ireland.

Drumyarkin Townland - Looking north from the B36 - Dernawilt Road © Copyright Kenneth Allen and licensed for reuse under the Creative Commons Licence

Etymology

  • 1887 -- "Yarkin's or O'Harkins ridge. O'Harkin = O'Dheargan [the red man]". Page 167, Studies in the Topology of Galloway, by Herbert Maxwell. David Doublas, Edinburgh.
  • 1902 -- "O'Harkin's drum or hill-ridge." Page 137, The Origin and History of Irish Names of Places, Volume 2, by Patrick Weston Joyce. Longmans, Green, and Co. Dublin.

Historic Maps

The 1609 Bodley Map of the Barony of Clankelly (Baronie of Clancally), unfortunately, does not show Drumyarkin, but does show the neighbouring townlands of Aghnashammer and Liskilly. Where Drumyarkin is now is shown as forest and hills on the map.

Tithe Applotment Books 1832

  • The original records document the location as "Drumyarkin, Parish of Clones, Diocese of Clogher, County of Fermanagh, Manor of Slatmulroony".
  • The National Archives of Ireland have the documents listed under County Monaghan due to the Civil Parish of Clones encompassing portions of both Counties Fermanagh and Monaghan.
Land Holder's Names Area (A-R-P*) Rate Per Acre (s.d) Yearly Tithe (£.s.d) Additional Notes (Not in Original Records)
John Gordon 14 - 0 - 27 1s.5d £1.0s.1/2d
Thomas Johnston 2 - 1 - 8 1s.3d £0.2s.10 1/2d
James Beggin 20 - 0 - 8 1s.5d £1.8s.4 1/2d Also farmed land in adjoining townland of Aghnashammer
George Maywood (?) 6 - 0 - 20 1s.5d £0.8s.8d
James Johnston 3 - 0 - 0 1s.3d £0.3s.9d
Robert Johnston 2 - 1 - 8 1s.3d £0.2s.10 1/2d
TOWNLAND TOTALS 47 - 3 - 31 - £3.6s.7d
Area:
   A = Acre,  R = Rod (Rood),  P = Perch
   1 Acre = 4 Rods,  1 Rod  = 40 Square Perches 

The National Archives of Ireland - Tithe Applotment Books - Drumyarkin

1841-61 Population

Year Persons
1841 39
1851 27
1861 29

Griffiths Valuation 1862

Map Reference (O.S. 36) Occupiers Immediate Lessors Description of Tenement Area (A-R-P) Rate For Land (£.s.d) Rate For Buildings (£.s.d) Total Annual Valuation (£.s.d) Additional Notes (Not in Original Records)
1 William Gordon John Madden Caretaker's house, offices, and land 23 - 1 - 35 £14.5s.0d £1.0s.0d £15.5s.0d
2 James Beggin Joh Madden House, offices, and land 34 - 1 - 30 £15.10s.0d £2.0s.0d £15.10s.0d Also occupied/farmed land in adjoining townland of Aghnashammer. Same James Beggin is listed in Tithe Applotment of 1832.
3a John Gordon John Madden House, office, and land 13 - 1 - 14 £8.0s.0d £0.10s.0d £8.10s.0d
3b Isabella Lochead John Gordon House and garden 0 - 1 - 0 £0.4s.0d £0.6s.0d £0.10s.0d
4 Samuel Magwood John Madden Herd's house and land 9 - 3 - 5 £6.5s.0d £0.5s.0d £6.10s.0d
5 N/A N/A Water 2 - 3 - 15 - - - Drumyarkin Lough - Shared with townlands of Knockavea, Milligans, and Liskilly
TOWNLAND TOTAL - - - 84 - 0 - 19 £44.4s.0d £4.1s.0d £48.5s.0d

Ask Ireland - Griffith Valuation - Drumyarkin

Census of 1901

The National Archives of Ireland - Census of 1901 - Drumyarkin

Census of 1911

The National Archives of Ireland - Census of 1911 - Drumyarkin