lake or lakes
Poll an Phúca
genitive: Pholl an Phúca
(Irish)
Pollaphuca
(English)

Glossary

English hole, pool, (tidal-)stream?

Centrepoint

53.1312, -6.50579latitude, longitude
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Archival records

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Historical references

1655–6
Pullagh Fuckagh
"... neere the Townland called Silver Hill [par. an Bhaile Mhóir, CD], this River [.i. an Life] hath a mighty fall called by the Natives Pullagh Fuckagh."
CS VII Leathanach: 288
1750c
Remarkable Cataract call'd Poollapooka
Wheatley Map
1752
Poolapooka a remarkable Cataract
Noble & Keenan Co. Map
1760
a Waterfall called Polafoca
Nevill 1760
c.1800
Poulapouca
Longfield: Baronies (CD) 21 F. 35 Uimhir: 46
1804
Waterfall
Reg. Bapt.
1821
Puola Pooca
Duncan
1821
Poolafooka
GJR 1821-23 (CM)
1838
Pool-a-Phooka, or the demon's gulf
D'Alton Leathanach: 750

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