Information about Pollboy

Information from O'Donovan's Field Name Books

Standard Name:
Irish Form of Name:
Poll Buidhe
yellow hole
Civil Parish:
Other Forms of the Name with authority source (if provided) in italics:
Poll Buidhe
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.

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
Pollboy is in Ardaun townland.