Information about Pollnamucka

Information from O'Donovan's Field Name Books

Standard Name:
Irish Form of Name:
Poll na Muice
hole of the pig
Civil Parish:
Other Forms of the Name with authority source (if provided) in italics:
Poll na Muice
Poulnamuicka B. S. Sketch
Poulnamuicka Counsellor Reid
Poulnamuicka John Burke, Esq.
Poulnamuicka Rev. H. B. Hulett
A small marshy lake so called most probably a place into which a pig strayed – by which it likely derived this name.
On the boundary of Creg and Boolnagoo North about 1½ mile W. N.W of Whitegate Village.

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.

Townland Information

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
Pollnamucka is in Cregg townland.

Information From Maps

Original OS maps at the Ordnance Survey of Ireland website.
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Information from the National Monuments Service.
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Archaeological map from the National Monuments Service