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Drumlough, County Down, Ireland
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When Edward McMurray and his family emigrated to the United States, some of the family listed Drumlough in County Down as their place of origin; that is also indicated in Sarah Patterson McCormick's family history. (Note: Sarah is my 1st Cousin, Twice Removed.)

The information below describes two townlands named Drumlough in County Down.
I have additional information available on:
Page 1 and Page 2

Also see the Meanings of Irish Place Names web page.

From Dave Macaulay (inprintco@earthlink.net):

"There are actually two townlands in County Down called 'Drumlough'. As you probably know, it's not uncommon to have two or even more townlands with the same name in Ireland, even within the same county."

The first Drumlough is 1,092 acres and is located in the Civil Parish of Dromore, about 4 1/2 miles northeast of the town of Dromore. There's no major road nearby, but this Drumlough is north of the B2 road. In Gaelic, this Drumlough means "ridgy place" or "ridge".

Note: Based on my research, our McMurray family emigrated to America from this Drumlough townland. (See Below.)

The second Drumlough is 695 acres and is located in the Civil Parish of Drumgath, just south-west of the town of Rathfriland. The B7 road runs right through this townland. Since there is a lake nearby, this Drumlough means "ridge of the lake" in Gaelic.

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McMurray family records mention attending the Presbyterian Church in Drumlough, Ireland, and only one of the Drumloughs (near Dromore) has a Presbyterian Church. The church is still in use, and is located at Lat/Lon 54.422173 / -6.048311. (https://binged.it/2rUr2eB.)

Both family and public records also indicate marriages and deaths taking place in Dromore, Killichny, and Tullynakill, all of which indicate the northern Drumlough near Dromore as the location where members of our McMurray clan were residing prior to their emigration during the Great Famine.

Here are some detailed maps from www.multimap.com in the UK:
Dromore - Map 1

Drumlough is on the middle right.
Dromore - Map 2

Zoomed in on Drumlough.
Rathfriland - Map 1

Drumlough is on the lower left.
Rathfriland - Map 2

Zoomed in on Drumlough.
Here are some generic maps from www.expedia.com:
Dromore - Map 1
Dromore - Map 2
Rathfriland - Map 1
Rathfriland - Map 2

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