From A Topographical Dictionary of Ireland, 1837
DRUMLOMAN, or DRUMLUMNUM, a parish, in the barony of CLONMAHON, county of CAVAN, and province of ULSTER, 2 ½ miles (E. by N.) from Granard; containing 8007 inhabitants. It comprises, according to to the Ordnance survey, 17,147 ¾ statute acres, of which 1003 are water, including 541 ¼ in Lough Sheelin, 140 ¼ in Lough Gowna, and 121 in Lough Kinale. It is in the diocese of Ardagh, and is a vicarage, forming part of the union of Granard; the rectory is impropriate in the representatives of the late Dean Blundell. The tithes amount to £526. 3. 1., of which £221. 10. 9. is payable to the impropriators, and £304. 12. 3. to the incumbent. The Ecclesiastical Commissioners have lately granted £ 161 for repairing the church. The glebe comprises 150 acres, valued at £234.8. per annum. There are four schools, one of which is supported by Lord Farnham, and in which about 900 children are taught; also two private schools, in which are about 170 children. Here was anciently an hospital, the endowments of which were granted by James I. to Sir Edward Moore.
From a sad, comfortless childhood Giles Truelove developed into a reclusive and uncommunicative man whose sole passion was books. For so long they were the only meaning to his existence. But when fate eventually intervened to have the outside world intrude upon his life, he began to discover emotions that he never knew he had.
This is a story for the genuine booklover, penned by an Irish bookseller under the pseudonym of Ralph St. John Featherstonehaugh.
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