BROWSE
townland
An Roisín
genitive: an Roisín
non-validated name (What is this?)
(Irish)
Rushin
(English)

Explanatory note

  • Gaeilge

    the little wood?

    'Talamh ard; talamh ard choillteach; coill' réimse bríonna ros.

  • English

    the little wood?
    The semantic range of ros is 'height', 'wooded-height', 'wood'

Centrepoint

53.015, -7.48995latitude, longitude
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Historical references

1549
Russhin
Bounds of Leyse
Carrigan MS Imleabhar: 46, Leathanach: 52
1549
Russhin
lordship of Leyse
JKAS Imleabhar: VI, Imleabhar: 245
1654-6
Rusheene
CS X Leathanach: 23
1655
Rushin
DS
1655
Rushin
DS Par. (Reeves)
1659
Rushin and ye membs
Cen. Leathanach: 496
1660c
Rushen
BSD (La) Leathanach: 151
1685
Rushin
Hib. Del.
1838
Rushin
DS:AL Leathanach: La047,46
1838
Roisín, 'a small wood'
OD:AL Leathanach: La047,46
1838
Rupian
pl:AL Leathanach: La047,46
1838
Rushin
"Would be made 'Rusheen' in Connaught." [Nóta OD]
OD:AL Leathanach: La047,46
1838
Rushin
BS:AL Leathanach: La047,46
1838
Rushin
Bar. Cons.:AL Leathanach: La047,46
1838
Rushin
Price, J.P.:AL Leathanach: La047,46
1905
Russian represents Ir. Roisín. Though Russian or Roisin may signify the little wood, it is much more likely that it means the little promontory.
Carrigan Imleabhar: II, Leathanach: 175

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