townland
Potóir
genitive: Photóir
non-validated name
(Irish)
Pottore
(English)

Explanatory note

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54.0964, -7.87686latitude, longitude
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Historical references

Nóta
Nóta
n/a
"Pinkman: An Potóir = The potter. The name is written Pottoyre in a Royal Commission Report of 1821-1825. It may be that the place derived its name from a potter who lived and worked there. Possibly the name has been shortened and that some such word as baile or achadh should be understood before it – Baile-an-Photóire. Compare Rath-an-Photaire, the potter’s rath. Note, Four Masters, AS 1461. The townland is on Slieve-an-Ierin and on the east of the yellow river, Ballinamore Parish. "
Nóta
"Arch.Inventory: Sweathouse (site). At the bottom of a S-facing slope in a small E-W valley close to its junction with a N-S stream and c.50m N of an abandoned farmhouse (226). "
Nóta
1655
Pottoure
DS
1660c
Pottoyre
BSD Leathanach: 10
1668
Potter alias Pottyre
ASE Leathanach: 161:34
1685
Pettoure
Hib. Del.
1713
Potteyr als Pottery
CGn. Leathanach: 11.428.4892
1723
Potteyr als Pottery
CGn. Leathanach: 38.52.23232
1738
Pottier als Pottery
CGn. Leathanach: 93.110.65039
1817
Puttore
Larkin (Li)
1830c
Pultoar
TAB Leathanach: (61:16/14) innéacs
1830c
Polloar
TAB Leathanach: (61:16/14) 7
1836
Puttore
BS:AL
1836
Pultore
Stacke, Capt.:AL
1836
Puttore
Larkin (Li)
1836
Putter
HCSR:AL 
1836
Pottoyre
'a potter'
DS:AL
1836
Potóir
OD:AL
1836
Pottore
OD:AL

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