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Ros Caoin
genitive: Ros Caoin
validated name
(Irish)
Rosskeen
(English)

Glossary

English pleasant, fair
English (wooded) height; wood; promontory

Centrepoint

52.1409, -8.79724latitude, longitude
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Historical references

1300c.
Roskyn
Pap. Tax. Leathanach: 315
1463-4
Roskayn
CPL Leathanach: XI, 668
1482
Roskin
Ann. Cloyn. Leathanach: 13.39
1494
Cosghain
Ann. Cloyn. Leathanach: 26.86
1513
Roschin Beg
Ann. Cloyn. Leathanach: 30.102
1573
Rosigyne
F Leathanach: 2251
1577
Rossekyne
F Leathanach: 3095
1594
Roskyne
F Leathanach: 5903
1594
Roskyne
Inq.(Co) Leathanach: 1, 54
1610
Roskyne
CPR Leathanach: 168-b
1610
Roskine
CPR Leathanach: 200-b
1615
Roskine
RVis. (CCR) Leathanach: 204
1621
Roskeene
CPR Leathanach: 497-b
1642
Rosskin
Dep. 1641 Leathanach: 1, 52
1655
Ballerostin
DS
1660c.
Ballekoskine alias Roskine
BSD (Co) Leathanach: 164
1669
Roskeene
ASE Leathanach: 207-b
1721
Rosgeen
CGn. Leathanach: 30.398.18966
1730
Rosskeen
Crow's Vis. Leathanach: 72
1785
Ruskeen
Vallancey Map
1811
Roskeen
Bath
1812
Ros-keen
Leet Leathanach: II, 188
1837
Roskeen, or Rusheen
Top. Dict. Leathanach: II, 529
1840
Roskeen
BS:AL
1840
ros caoin
EC:AL
1840
beautiful wood
OD:AL

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