Information about Pigeon Hole

Information from O'Donovan's Field Name Books

Standard Name:
Pigeon Hole
Irish Form of Name:
Poll na g-columb
hole of the pigeons
Civil Parish:
Ballynakill in the barony of Ballynahinch
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Other Forms of the Name with authority source (if provided) in italics:
Pigeon Hole
Poll na g-columb
Poul na golumn Inhabitants
Pigeon's Hole (Eng.) Inhabitants
Is a small inlet of the sea, about three chains long and 1½ broad into which the tide flows at high water.
Situated in the N.W. corner of Ardkyle and on the sea shore.

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
Pigeon Hole is in Ardkyle townland.