Name (as per O.S.I. Map):
Ainm/Ainmneacha as Gaeilge (John O’Donavan’s Townland Index 1862):
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