Information about Pollacarha
Information from O'Donovan's Field Name Books
Irish Form of Name:
Poll a Chartha
hole of the rock
Other Forms of the Name with authority source (if provided) in italics:
Poll a Chartha
Poull a Chorhtha
Poulnachorha Counsellor Reid
Poulnachorha John Burke, Esq.
Poulnachorha Mr. Mulloy
Poulnachorha Rev. H. B. Hulett
Poulnachorha The inhabitants
A hollow under plantation so called. It does not represent any peculiar appearance or matter worthy of remark.
In the townland of [unable to read] about 10 chains S. E. of ? house.
Information From Joyce's Place Names
Translation according to P. W. Joyce:
Poll or Poul, a hole in the ground or river or bog, an excavation, a cavern : sometimes made Pollach, like smolach, from Smol: see vol. ii. p. 5.
What is a townland?:
A townland is one of the smallest land divisions in Ireland. They range in size from a few acres to thousands of acres. Many are Gaelic in origin, but some came into existence after the Norman invasion of 1169
Information From Maps
Original OS maps at the Ordnance Survey of Ireland website.
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Below is a link to the Ordnance Survey of Ireland website. It displays the original OS map that was created in the 1840s.
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Information from the National Monuments Service.
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You can use this link to view a map of archaelogical features.
This link brings you to a website wherein you will have to search for your townland.
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