Information about Pollaghrevagh

Information from O'Donovan's Field Name Books

Standard Name:
Pollaghrevagh
Irish Form of Name:
Pollach Riabhach
Translation:
grey holes or pits
Civil Parish:
Other Forms of the Name with authority source (if provided) in italics:
Pollach Riabhach
Pullach Riabhach
Pollaghrevagh
Pullaghreevagh B. S. Sketch Map
Poulacreeva Barony Map
Poulacreewa County Map
Pullaghreavagh Local
Pullaghrevagh, red holes Local
Description:
Townland, it is the property of Lord Clanmorris, half under tillage the remainder bog and rocky pasture. There stands a Trigl. Station on its East side 67 feet above the sea and near it's [Unable to read.] side is a mansion the residence of Browne Esqr. called Rockland House. A portion of the South end of the townland is bounded by the road from Galway to Tuam.
Situation:
It is situated 2 miles W. S.W. of Claregalway. Bounded in the North by Moantiagh, S. West by Oranmore Parish, South and West by Cloon and Rockwood and East by Summerfield.

Information From Joyce's Place Names

Translation according to P. W. Joyce:
Pollaghrevagh in Galway ; grey place of holes.

Information From Griffith's Valution

Area in Acres, Roods and Perches:
A.R.P.
417 1 0
Land value at the time in pounds, shillings and pence:
£.s.d.
95 1 4
Building value at the time in pounds, shillings and pence:
£.s.d.
24 0 0
Total value at the time in pounds, shillings and pence:
£.s.d.
106 17 8
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:
Pollaghrevagh is a townland.

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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Pollaghrevagh
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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Pollaghrevagh
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.)
Pollaghrevagh is in the civil parish of Claregalway.
Roman Catholic parishes:
This civil parish corresponds with the following Roman Catholic parish or parishes.
  • Claregalway
Church of Ireland parishes:
This civil parish corresponds with the following Church of Ireland parish.
  • Claregalway
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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