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Ros Inbhir
genitive: Ros Inbhir
(Irish)
Rossinver
(English)

Glossary

English (wooded) height; wood; promontory

Centrepoint

54.4064, -8.22828latitude, longitude
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Historical references

Rossinver alias Dartry’ (bl. 1505) de réir Breifne 13 (1970) lch. 55
Nóta
Rossinvir – Now Rossinver, takes its name, says Joyce (Irish Names etc.) from a point of land running into the south part of Lough Melvin - in Irish, Rosinbhir, i.e. the peninsula of the inver or river mouth. This parish is partly in the barony of Carbury, co. of Sligo, but chiefly in that of Rosclogher, co. of Leitrim. On the eastern shore of Lough Melvin are the ruins of an ancient church, supposed to have been that of the nunnery of Daire-Melle (the oakwood of St. Melle), which St. Tigernach founded for his mouth[sic. Mother?] St. Melle, who died there before the year 787. (See Colgan’s Acta Sanctorum, p. 796). (Ann. Ult, 241). [= Derryvella, TÁ]
Nóta
go Ros Inbhir
Beatha Aodha Ruaidh Imleabhar: 1, Leathanach: 84
1505
Rossinvir alias plebes Dartrair
Ann. Ult. Leathanach: 241
1585
Rosseinnere
CBC Leathanach: 140
1585
Rossinver
CBC Leathanach: 144
1609
R:infer
MEC Leathanach: 1.3
1809
Rosniver
Scale Map (Li)
1835?
Rosinver
TAB Leathanach: 68, 104 (59:16/1ii)

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