Map of Drumadreen 1833

This is a copy of the first edition of the Ordnance Survey map showing the townland of Drumadreen and surrounding townlands. This map was the base map used by the valuers. The resulting map was a valuation map [VAL/1/A/5/16 & 17 in PRONI]. However,  it can be difficult to read the house numbers on the valuation map because most of the numbers on it refer to plots of land indicating different areas of soil quality within the townland. Because I only wanted the house numbers I did not use the VAL/1/A/5/16 & 17 valuation maps. Instead, I have added only the house numbers to the OS Map covering the townland [OS/6/5/16/1 & OS/6/5/17/1]. The numbers are in red. Actually I have used the original numbering in the valuation book which is not shown on the actual valuation map. In other words, I have cheated. The house marked number 7 on this map was occupied by William Long and house number 8 was occupied by a J. Barnett. I am certain that the houses numbered 5 [R. Barnett] and 6 [J. King] were located at the top of the townland but I cannot be certain of their exact location.

Note that in the first edition of the Six Inch Ordnance Survey Map Drumadreen included the adjoining townlands of Mulkeeragh and Drumaduff. I am not sure why this was the case. The area on the map enclosed within the yellow border is the same as that shown on the later 1859 Griffith's Valuation Map and called Drumadreen. Mulkeeragh lies immediately to the east of Drumadreen and includes the "Black Road" and Drumaduff was beyond Mulkeeragh and to the south of the "Black Road". Incidentally the road from the southern boundary of the townland to the houses around the fort was, in the past, known locally as Long's Hill. Today its is known as Scott's Hill. Click here to see a modern-day photograph.

Copyright 2010 W. Macafee.