Information about Poulnasunnagh Fort

Information from O'Donovan's Field Name Books

Standard Name:
Poulnasunnagh Fort
Irish Form of Name:
Poll na Sionach
Translation:
hole of the foxes
Civil Parish:
Other Forms of the Name with authority source (if provided) in italics:
Poulnasunnagh Fort
Poulnasunnagh Fort Mr. Burke of Lough Burke
Comment:
See townland
Description:
Name of a Danish Fort and Trigonometrical Station.
Situation:
Townland of Poulnasunnagh.

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:
Poulnasunnagh Fort is in Pollnashinnagh townland.

Information From Maps

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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Poulnasunnagh Fort
Information from the National Monuments Service.
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You can use this link to view a map of archaelogical features.
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Archaeological map from the National Monuments Service