townland
An Ros
genitive: an Rois
non-validated name
(Irish)
Ross
(English)

Glossary

ros
English (wooded) height; wood; promontory

Explanatory note

  • Gaeilge

    the wood, wooded height

    ‘Talamh ard (coillteach); coill; ceann tíre’ an réimse bríonna atá leis an bhfocal ros. Tá ardú beag sa talamh taobh leis an mbóthar i dtuaisceart an bhaile fearainn seo.

    Ainmneacha stairiúla:
    Ros Chluain Carrach (?) “the wooded height of Cluain Carrach [“rugged pasture”]”, b’fhéidir, an leagan fada den ainm atá le feiscint in iontráil 1557. Maidir le ‘Maurice or Morgh and Dermot O’Dowlyn’ [< Murcha agus Diarmaid Ó Dúllaing] a luaitear leis an mbaile fearainn seo, féach go bhfuil an áit seo suite sa seandúiche Fearann Ó nDúllaing (cf. par An Bhuiríos (#1424)).

    Tá tagairtí eile don Cluain Carrach seo le fáil in iontrálacha 1576–1595, a chuireann síos ar gabháltas talún laistiar de bhaile Phort Laoise.

Centrepoint

53.043, -7.37581 latitude, longitude
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Archival records

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Historical references

1557
Rosseclancarroughe in Leys
Maurice or Morgh and Dermot O'Dowlyn of
F Leathanach: 163, Aguisín: Philip & Mary
1576
Cloncarraghe
F Alt: 2778
1593/4
Clonecarragh
F Alt: 5845
1595
Cloncarragh
F Alt: 5931
1659
Rosse
Cen. Leathanach: 497
1660c
Ross
BSD (La) Leathanach: 96
1805
Ross
Cahill (La)
1838
Ross
CM:AL Leathanach: LA014,87
1838
Ross
BS:AL Leathanach: LA014,87
1838
Rosse
Inq. J I:AL Leathanach: LA014,87
1838
Rosse
Inq. C I:AL Leathanach: LA014,87
1838
Ros, 'wood or underwood,' 'boscus'
OD:AL Leathanach: LA014,87
1838
Ross
OD:AL Leathanach: LA014,87
2004
ˈrɑs
Áit.
2005
rɑs
Áit.

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