Drishoge townland by Bronagh Brennan


Drishoge townland by Bronagh Brennan

Field Names in Your Townland

The Showground Field. Developed by the people of Carrick-on-Shannon for agricultural showgrounds and now used by Shannon Gales GAA.

Names of local rivers, lakes and streams in your townland

The river shannon.

Drumharlow lake, also on the Shannon.

Are there any blacksmith’s gates in the fields/farms of your townland? (take photos)

They have all been replaced in recent years because they were too narrow for modern machinery.

What old ruined houses are in your townland? Any stories related to them or the families who lived there previously?

There was a very old house in Cronagus field but it was demolished recently.

Is there any old farm machinery in the area or parked in fields? What was it used for?

There is an old rake abandoned in Cronagus field. It was used for saving hay on the farm.

Are there any people in the townland who have a cure? Cure of the burn etc? How do they carry out this cure? How did they get the cure in the first place?

Bridgie Duignan. She cures spains. She carries out the cure with a prayer.

Any locations of historical significance in the townland? Battlefield? Ambush location? Any crossroads where dances took place?

Railway station. It was built in the 1800s.

At the back of my house there was found guns.

Any old churches in or near your townland? Old graveyards? 

The nearest church is located at Drumlion. It is a Roman Catholic church.

Killukin church dates back to famine times.

Where do people in your area get buried?

Drumlion, Killukin, Killumod and Tumma graveyards are all used.

How many people live in your townland now? How many people lived there in times gone by?


Did people from the townland emigrate? Where did they go to? Why did they leave in the first place?

Mostly to America.




Drishoge townland

Drishoge, Killukin, Roscommon

Drishogue ringfort is under the railway line http://webgis.archaeology.ie/HistoricEnvironment/?SMRS=RO011-022----