Information about Pollaturk

Information from O'Donovan's Field Name Books

Standard Name:
Pollaturk
Irish Form of Name:
Poll a' toirc
Translation:
hole of the hog
Civil Parish:
Other Forms of the Name with authority source (if provided) in italics:
Pollaturk
Poll a' toirc
New Garden Boundary Surveyors Sketch Map
New Garden County Cess Collector
New Garden County Map
Polletyuck Inq. Temp. Jac. I
New Garden Local
New Gaden Rental
Polturk Rev. Pat Cannavan, P.P.
Description:
Proprietor Lieut. Daniel Smith, Esqr., New Garden. No agent. Rent from 20 to 30 shillings per acre. Farms from 1/2 an acre to 71/2 acres. Part held by proprietor on which his residence, the pretty lodge of New Garden stands. Parts held under lease and parts yearly. Soil pretty good. Produces middling crops of wheat, oats and potatoes. In the western part there is a R C. Chapel and grave yard, also a public school. Co. Cess 14D half yearly.
Situation:
In the North side of the parish. Bounded on the North by the townland of [Unable to read.], West by Killower and townlands [Unable to read.] Thomastown and Carrowantampul, South by Nacargin and Pouldarragh and on the East by Pouldarragh. In the Barony of Clare and County of Galway.

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.

Information From Griffith's Valution

Area in Acres, Roods and Perches:
A.R.P.
424 0 11
Land value at the time in pounds, shillings and pence:
£.s.d.
129 19 0
Building value at the time in pounds, shillings and pence:
£.s.d.
30 0 0
Total value at the time in pounds, shillings and pence:
£.s.d.
144 14 0
Heads of housholds living in the townland at this time:

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
Townland:
Pollaturk is a townland.
Other placesnames in this townland:
Some other placenames in or near this townland are...

Information From Maps

Original OS map of this area.
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Ireland was first mapped in the 1840s. These original maps are available online.
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Pollaturk
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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Pollaturk
Information from the Down Survey Website.
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The down survey website will tell you who owned this townland in 1641 (pre Cromwell) and in 1671 (post Cromwell).
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Information from Google Maps.
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Information from the National Monuments Service.
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Archaeological map from the National Monuments Service

Neighbouring Townlands

List of townlands that share a border with this townland:
This is a list of townlands that share a border with this townland.

Population and Census Information

People who lived here:
You can retrieve a list of people who lived in this townland from 1827 to 1911. This list is compiled from the following resources.
  • The Tithe Applotment Books
  • Griffith's Valuation
  • 1901 Census
  • 1911 Census
List of nineteenth century and early twentieth century inhabitants of this townland.
Church records of births, deaths and marriages:
Church records of births, deaths and marriages are available online at http://www.rootsireland.ie. To search these records you will need to know the 'church parish' rather than the 'civil parish'. (The civil parish is the pre-reformation parish and was frequently used as a unit of administration in the past.)
Pollaturk is in the civil parish of Belclare.
Roman Catholic parishes:
This civil parish corresponds with the following Roman Catholic parish or parishes.
  • Cummer
Church of Ireland parishes:
This civil parish corresponds with the following Church of Ireland parish.
  • Belclare
In general, the civil parish and the Church of Ireland parish are the same, but, this is not always the case.

Other Sources

Information from the Logainm database.
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