Thank you for posting this sketch! Does anyone have information about where above the lough this castle was located, please? I can't help feeling that this could be close to the townland of Sriff. I am actively pursuing a Leitrim family history brick wall and have paid some attention to the Timoney family of Sriff , though I do not yet have confirmation that they are my husband's direct line in Leitrim. Sriff is not far from the lough. I would love to know where this castle fits into the local geography. Thanks in anticipation of anyone providing more information. Chris Timoney
This sketch of Dromahaire Castle was published in 1795 by The Gentleman’s Magazine (causing much confusion at the time because of the error in the caption).
"Druim-dhá-ethiar" (Ridge of the two demons). The ford at Droim Dhá Thiar/Drumahaire was the most western ford along the River Bonet.
“The son of O’Rourke … heir to the Lordship of Breifney was treacherously slain by the son of Dermot-na-ngamhnach at Druim-dhá-ethiar.” Four Masters, AD 1440.
“A hosting was made by O’Donnell and O’Neill. They burned O’Rourke’s town, Druim-dhá-ethiar.” Four Masters, AD 1458
“Thomas Mac Brady, Bishop ane Erenagh of the two Breifneys during a period of 30 years, the only dignitary whom the English and Irish obeyed – a paragon of wisdom an piety, a luminous lamp, a faithful shepherd of the church, gave up his spirit at Druim-dhá-ethiar.” Four Masters