Information about Poulnakirka

Information from O'Donovan's Field Name Books

Standard Name:
Irish Form of Name:
Poll na Circe
hole of the hens
Civil Parish:
Other Forms of the Name with authority source (if provided) in italics:
Poll na Circe
Poulnakirka Local name
This is a pool or hole which gives rise to a stream that passes thro. Knockbane Demesne.
Knockbaan in N. of parish near Ross Lake.

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
Poulnakirka is in Knockbane townland.