Information about Poll Dubh

Information from O'Donovan's Field Name Books

Standard Name:
Poll Dubh
Irish Form of Name:
Poll Dubh
Black Hole
Civil Parish:
Other Forms of the Name with authority source (if provided) in italics:
Poull Dubh
Poll Dubh
Pouldher Revd. Ml. Robinson
Poldoogh The inhabitants, Mr. O'Callaghan
A spring well so called by the inhabitants, it does not represent any matter worthy of remarking.
In the North end of the townland of Derry Tirinah[Unable to read.] Close by the N. East side of Gurtereask village and about 1 1/2 miles North of Teena Village.

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.