Information about Pollcolman

Information from O'Donovan's Field Name Books

Standard Name:
Irish Form of Name:
Poll Colmáin
Colman’s hole
Civil Parish:
Other Forms of the Name with authority source (if provided) in italics:
Poll Colmáin
Pollcolman Corporal Gilmour
Pollcolman Counsellor Reid
Pollcolman Rev. Mr. O’Meally, P.P.
Poulclevane The inhabitants
A small edifice with a stone arched roof, a very narrow door and a small wicket window called Pollcolman or Colemans hole. Said by some to be a sacristy and by others a Hermits Dwelling.
In the south end of the townland of Meelick about 1½ mile S. S.E. of Whitegate.
Information from the Ordnance Survey Letters:
The Ordnance Survey Letters are letters between John O'Donovan and his supervisor, Thomas Larcom, regarding the work of compiling the Field Books. These letters provide further discussion on many of the places listed in the Field Books.
References to this place can be found in the following letter.
  • Volume 2 page 528 to page 529

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
Pollcolman is in Meelick 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