Pollagooil; Poulagool


Name (as per O.S.I. Map):

Pollagooil; Poulagool

Ainm/Ainmneacha as Gaeilge (John O’Donavan’s Townland Index 1862):

Poll a’Ghúail

Meaning of the Name: 

Ainm as Gaeilge:                                          Meaning in English:

Poll a’Ghúail                                                  Hole of the charcoal

                                                                        Low grade coal was mined there in                                                                                                              the 19th century.                        

Meaning of Townland Name in The Athenry Journal-Vol. 1, No. 3, P. 27/30.1995

Pollagool – Poll a’ Ghuail – From a coal mine opened by the Lamberts in the 19th century.

Description (John O’Donavan’s Townland index 1862):

It is the property of Mr. Lambert, two-thirds of which is arable. Its north-east angle forms part of Castlelambert Demesne, about seven acres. The road from Athenry to Claregalway forms its northern boundary.

Situation (John O’Donavan’s Townland index 1862):

It is 3 and half miles north-west of Athenry, bounded on the north by Deerpark, on the east by Castlelambert, on the south by Knocknacreeva and west by Moor townland.

1821 Census Data of the area including

Tithe Applotment Book Data (18   ):

1839 O.S.I. Map

Acreage (Richard Griffiths Valuation 1847-1864):

90 Acres; 1 Roods; 4 Square Perches

1852 Griffiths Valuation Data:

O.S.I. Map (19   ) Showing Archaeological Sites:

1901 Census Data:

1911 Census Data:

1924-Names on Voters Lists for national Elections (Galway Co. Co.)

2005 Google Map

Villages within the Townland

Famous People of the Townland

2011 Census Population Data (D.E.D._______________________ )

Names of Children from National School Register