Information about Pollboy
Information from O'Donovan's Field Name Books
Irish Form of Name:
Other Forms of the Name with authority source (if provided) in italics:
Pollboy Local name
This hole is 1½ chs. In diameter and about I chain in depth. It is of a conical form. The sides are covered with grass.
South of Aurdaun 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.
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
Pollboy is in Ardaun townland.
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