Information about Pollnamal

Information from O'Donovan's Field Name Books

Standard Name:
Pollnamal
Irish Form of Name:
Poll na Meall
Translation:
hole of the lumps
Civil Parish:
Other Forms of the Name with authority source (if provided) in italics:
Poll na Meall
Pollnamal
Poulnamal Boundary Surveyors Sketch Map
Pulnamall County Cess Collector
Poulnaman County Map
Pulnamall Local
Pulnamall Rental
Polnamall Revd. Pat Canavan, P.P.
Description:
Proprietor Dermott Donnellan, Esquire, of Sylaun. No agent. Rent 20 shillings per acre. Farms from 4 to 8 acres. All held under a lease 31 years. Soil deep loose [Unable to read.] [Unable to read.] not good. Produces [Unable to read.] [Unable to read.] good crops of wheat and potatoes, but bad oats. Antiquities 2 forts namely Lisheenaniska, Lisheenakella. Co. Cess 14D paid per acre half yearly. Lisheenakella was burying children.
Situation:
This townland lies to the South of the parish of Killower. Bounded on the North by the townlands Woodquay and Sylaun, West by Sylaun and [unable to read] Killower parish and on the East by Killower parish and townland Woodquay. 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.

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:
Pollnamal is a townland.
Other placesnames in this townland:
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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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Pollnamal
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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Pollnamal
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).
Down Survey Website
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Information from Google Maps.
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You can use this link to find this townland on 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.)
Pollnamal 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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