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Poleglass, County Antrim

Origin

Ir. An Poll Glas ‘the green/grey hole’

Background

This place-name derives from An Poll Glas ‘the green or grey hole’. Poll in place-names can also mean ‘pool’ (Flanagan & Flanagan 1994, 130) and might refer to Mill Pond within the townland (OSNI). The name An Poll Glas is also the origin of the minor feature name Poulglass in Co. Limerick (logainm.ie).

References

Additional Information

Historical name form

Old FormRef. DateReference
Poolglais1780Lendrick Map
~Poll Glas ""green hole or pit""1832cJ O'D (OSNB) A25
Barony
Belfast Upper
Parish
Derryaghy
Parish in 1851
Derryaghy
Townland
None
Place name ID
6849
Place name type
T