townland
Cnoc an Phunta
genitive: Chnoc an Phunta
non-validated name
(Irish)
Poundhill
(English)

Explanatory note

  • Gaeilge

    Is aistriúchán í an fhoirm Ghaeilge

  • English

    The Irish form is a translation

Centrepoint

54.3143, -8.20236latitude, longitude
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Archival records

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Historical references

ˌpəundˈhil
Áit.
Nóta
"?Lurganboy "
Nóta
"Cuardaíodh na foinsí seo ach níor aimsíodh rud ar bith: DS, Hib.Del., Cen, BSD, ASE, Fi. Eliz. "
Nóta
n/a
"Pinkman: Cnoc-a’-Phónta = Hill of the pound. Póna, pónta, a pound for cattle. "
Nóta
"Arch. Inventory: Battlefield (site). An E-W stream runs between prominent hillocks at Lurganboy. This is regarded as the site of a battle fought on April 1st 1643 when a rebel force under Brian McDOnogh surprised a party of c.50 foot-soldiers of Sir Frederick Hamilton. The latter retreated across a bridge and took shelter in ditches from where they were able to kill at least 60 of the assailants as they advance (231). "
Nóta
1835?
Poundhill
TAB Leathanach: Innéacs (59:16/2)
1835?
Pound Hill
TAB Leathanach: 95 (59:16/2)
1836
Pound Hill
(freisin Mr Parl. Mr D.Cullen, Mr.Clarke)
BS:AL

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