Information about Poulnapeastia

Information from O'Donovan's Field Name Books

Standard Name:
Irish Form of Name:
Poll na Péiste
hole of the worm or serpent
Civil Parish:
Ballynakill in the barony of Ballynahinch
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Other Forms of the Name with authority source (if provided) in italics:
Poll na Péiste
Poll na Peiste
Poul na bPeastha Inhabitants
Worms Hole (Eng.) Inhabitants
Is a burial ground about 1½ chains in diameter in which children are interred.
Situated in the S.W. corner of Ballynew at the junction of the boundaries of Ballynew Sheeauns and Cleggan.

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
Poulnapeastia is in Ballynew 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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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