Drumlumman Parish


"This district has very often changed its proprietors. The oldest possessors were the powerful family of the O'Reillys, cavan being called the O'Reilly's country. A great portion of it was forfeited in the rebellion of 1641. In the time of the commonwealth the O'Reillys did not possess any property in it, but the Lord of Cavan possessed about one-half of this parish along with his other large possession; the remainder of the parish was held by Major William Moore, Lieutenant Burton and other small proprietors not possessing more than single townlands."
[Andrew Beatty, Lieutenant Royal Engineers, 14th November 1835 (Ordnance Survey)]



  • 1841 Census
    • Masterson, J. Ireland: 1841/1851 Census Abstracts (Republic of Ireland), Genealogical Publishing Co., MD, 1999, p.25
      • Mullahoron Townland
      • James LYNCH 42 head m. 1837 lab, Catrin 47 wife spinner, Henery 10 son, Rosey dau, all b. Co. Cavan

Description & Travel

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The transcription for this parish from the National Gazetteer (1868), provided by Colin Hinson.



  • Day, A. and McWilliams, P. (Editors) Ordnance Survey Memoirs of Ireland, v40, Counties of South Ulster, 1834-38, The Institute of Irish Studies, The Queens University of Belfast, 1998.
  • MacNamee, J. J. History of the Diocese of Ardagh. Dublin, Browne & Nolan, 1954
  • Wilson, J.P. "Drumloman in 1835", Brefine, V. 2 No. 7, 1965, pp. 366-375.

Land & Property

  • Auction Poster. Highly important sale of a very valuable farm of land with an abundant supply of meadow & turbary. We have been favoured with instructions from Mr. Robert Stronge, of Cornahill Cottage, Ballyjamesduff, to sell by auction on the premises, on Wednesday, the 3rd day of January, 1906, at the hour of one o'clock sharp (unless previously disposed of by private treaty), his right, title and interest in that very valuable farm of land situate in the townland of Clonlohan ... ... further particulars and conditions of sale apply to Allen & Halpin, Solicitors, Cavan; or to M'Clean & M'Clean, Auctioneers, Duffcastle, Ballyjamesduff ..
    National Library of Ireland
  • Birmingham City Archives
    • Lease. Thomas, Earl of Westmeath to E. O'Reilly. Pottlebane, co. Cavan. - ref. MS 3883/362 - date: 28 May 1778
    • Lease. George Frederick, Earl of Westmeath to C. Shadwell and E. Reilly. Cartonfree, co. Cavan. - ref. MS 3883/367 - date: 1 November 1792
  • The Annesley Papers
  • Edgeworth Family Papers
  • Farnham Estate


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