Rosegreen

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Rosegreen
Faiche Ró
Town
Rosegreen Post Office
Rosegreen Post Office
Rosegreen is located in Ireland
Rosegreen
Rosegreen
Location in Ireland
Coordinates: 52°28′08″N 7°49′44″W / 52.469°N 7.829°W / 52.469; -7.829Coordinates: 52°28′08″N 7°49′44″W / 52.469°N 7.829°W / 52.469; -7.829
Country Ireland
Province Munster
County County Tipperary
Elevation 140 m (460 ft)
Population (2006)
 • Urban 201
Time zone WET (UTC+0)
 • Summer (DST) IST (WEST) (UTC-1)
Irish Grid Reference S115353

Rosegreen (Irish: Faiche Ró) is a village County Tipperary, Ireland. It is about 6.4 miles south of Cashel on the Cashel to Clonmel road. The village is home to the world famous Ballydoyle Stables, which is renowned in the bloodstock industry as the horseracing training establishment of Vincent O'Brien. It is in the barony of Middle Third.

Name[edit]

The name Rosegreen is a corruption of Roe's Green. It was named after the landlord Andrew Roe, who died in 1722 and whose tomb lies in the village graveyard in the ruins of the old church. The older name for the village was Rathmacarthy (from Irish Ráth Mhic Cárthaigh, meaning "MacCárthaigh's ringfort").[1]

Location and Transport[edit]

The village is situated along the R688 regional road and has two major towns nearby, Clonmel is 17 kilometres south of Rosegreen and Cashel is 10.3 kilometres north of Rosegreen. The village has easy access to the M8 motorway north of the village and the closest airport to Rosegreen is Waterford Airport located 73 kilometres southwards.

Sport[edit]

Rosegreen is home to Rosegreen GAA which is based in Páirc an Phobail. The club was founded in 1955 and the team plays in Blue and White colours. The declined in the 1960s due to emigration because of unemployment in the small rural village and as a result disbanded in 1970. However a population increase in the late 70's saw the team reform in 1981.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Placenames Database of Ireland (see archival records)