Information about Portagh
Information from O'Donovan's Field Name Books
Irish Form of Name:
Other Forms of the Name with authority source (if provided) in italics:
A harbour for light vessels.
Situated along the townland of Poulreevaugh.
Information From Joyce's Place Names
Translation according to P. W. Joyce:
Portagh in Mayo and elsewhere ; Portach, a bog. Portach, abounding in ports or banks (from which turf or peat is cut).
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
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