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DROMIN, a parish, in the barony of ARDEE, county of LOUTH, and province of LEINSTER, l½ mile (N. W.) from Dunleer, near the road from Drogheda to Dundalk; containing 855 inhabitants, of which number, 141 are in the village. According to the Ordnance survey, it comprises 2042£ statute acres. Rathcoole House, the seat of E. Tisdall, Esq., is situated in a neat demesne.

It is a rectory, in the diocese of Armagh, and forms part of the union of Collon: the tithes amount to £204. 9.7., and the glebe comprises 9¾ acres. In the R. C. divisions it forms part of the union or district of Dunleer: the chapel adjoins the village. About 180 children are taught in a school under the patronage of the Rev. W. H. Forster, the incumbent, who pays the master £10 per ann. Contiguous to the village are the remains of the old church, and a churchyard; and near the chapel is a large rath.

from Lewis's Topographical Dictionary of Ireland, 1837.


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