Information about Ross Parish

Information from O'Donovan's Field Name Books

Standard Name:
Ross Parish
Irish Form of Name:
a point or wood
Civil Parish:
Other Forms of the Name with authority source (if provided) in italics:
Ross Parish
Ross Beauforts Map of Ireland
Ross Parish By. Surveyors Sketch Map
Ross Carlisles Topl. Dictionary
Ross County Map
Rosse Down Survey 1655
Vicaria de Rosse 6/8 Inquis. Temp. Eliz.
Et de un cartron vocat Gorteclevan in poch de Rosse Inquis. Temp. Jac. I
Ross Printed Townland List
This parish contains 34 Protestants and 3,720 Roman Catholics according to the information by the respective Clergymen Rev. Thomas Wilson Neil Glebe Police population ? and Rev. Michael Heraghty, P.P. who resides in the townland of Dooroy. There is a market held weekly on Saturdays in Fairhil also fairs on the 17th of March and first of February also fairs are held on the 10th July, 2nd Sept., 1st December? and 12th of March at Maam Bridge and townland of Moneenmore. The crops generally sown are potatoes and some oats. The oats is generally carried for sale to Fairhil where it is bought and carried to Galway for exportation. The soil is mostly all mountain. Lime is much used for manure,the limestone being generally brought from the parish of Cong chiefly from the parts situated nearest to Lough Mask and Lough Corrib. Wages of Farm Servants Males £3. 0s. 0d. per year and Females £1. 4s. 0d. with board but few servants are at all employed here. Labourers 8d. in Summer and 6d. in Winter per day but very seldom employed.
Additional Information:
Additional Information:
Table of Schools
Townland in which establishedProtestantsCatholicsMalesFemalesTotalHow SupportedWhen Established
Information from the Ordnance Survey Letters:
The Ordnance Survey Letters are letters between John O'Donovan and his supervisor, Thomas Larcom, regarding the work of compiling the Field Books. These letters provide further discussion on many of the places listed in the Field Books.
References to this place can be found in the following letter.
  • Volume 3 page 42 to page 43