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Drum, Monaghan

Historical Description

DRUM, a market-town, in the parish of CURRIN, barony of DARTRY, county of MONAGHAN, and province of ULSTER, 2½ miles (N.) from Cootehill, on the road to Clones, from both of which it has a pennypost: the population is returned with the parish. It occupies rather an elevated situation near Leysborough lake. In the vicinity is a quarry, from which the stone used in building the chapel of ease was obtained. It is a constabulary police station, and has fairs on the first Tuesday in every month. A chapel of ease to Currin church was built by a grant of £830 from the late Board of First Fruits, in 1828. Here are two Presbyterian meeting-houses, a school, and a dispensary. See CURRIN.

Transcribed from A Topographical Dictionary of Ireland, 1840 by Samuel Lewis

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