townland
Ros an Lao
genitive: Ros an Lao
(Irish)
Rossalee
(English)

Glossary

English (wooded) height; wood; promontory
English calf

Explanatory note

  • Gaeilge

    the wood, wooded height of the calf

    ‘Talamh ard (coillteach); coill; ceann tíre’ an réimse bríonna atá leis an bhfocal ros. Dhealródh sé gur minicí an bhrí ‘talamh ard (coillteach)’ leis sa taobh seo tíre. Tá an baile fearainn seo suite ar thalamh ard ar leirg Shliabh Bladhma. Cf. bf An Ros (#27887).

Centrepoint

53.0403, -7.52031latitude, longitude
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Historical references

1760
Rossaligh
CGn. Imleabhar: 206.435.13675
1838
Rossalee
BS:AL Leathanach: La047,42
1838
Ros a laoigh, 'wood of the calf'
OD:AL Leathanach: La047,42
1838
Rossalee
OD:AL Leathanach: La047,42
2004
rɑsɑliː
Áit.
2004
rɑsəˑliː
Áit.

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