Information about Pollnacallydivva

Information from O'Donovan's Field Name Books

Standard Name:
Irish Form of Name:
Poll na caillighe duibhe
hole of the cormorant
Civil Parish:
Other Forms of the Name with authority source (if provided) in italics:
Poll na caillighe duibhe
Black hag's hole or cormorant's hole
Poll na calli duive
Poulnacallasheeve Local
A small pool or swallow holes so called from having been the rest of cormorants.
In Tonemace townland.

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
Pollnacallydivva is in Tonamace townland.