Rosslea

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Coordinates: 54°14′21″N 7°10′26″W / 54.2393°N 7.174°W / 54.2393; -7.174

Roslea
Irish: Ros Liath
Rosslea parish church.jpg
Roslea parish church
Roslea is located in Northern Ireland
Roslea
Roslea
 Roslea shown within Northern Ireland
Population 554 (2001 Census)
District Fermanagh
County County Fermanagh
Country Northern Ireland
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Postcode district BT
Dialling code 028
EU Parliament Northern Ireland
UK Parliament Fermanagh and South Tyrone
NI Assembly Fermanagh and South Tyrone
List of places
UK
Northern Ireland
Fermanagh

Rosslea or Roslea (from Irish: Ros Liath, meaning "grey wood") is a small village in County Fermanagh, Northern Ireland, near the border with County Monaghan in the Republic of Ireland. It stands on the River Finn and is beset by small natural lakes. Roslea Forest is nearby. In the 2001 Census it had a population of 554 people.

Former US President Bill Clinton has claimed that his distant forebears came from Roslea, though these claims have been dismissed by the Directory of Irish Genealogy as "baseless".

History[edit]

On 22 March 1921, during the Irish War of Independence, the Irish Republican Army (IRA) launched attacks on the homes of Ulster Special Constabulary (USC) officers in the Roslea area. Three USC officers were killed. When news of these killings reached Belfast, gunfire broke out in the York Street area and a Catholic civilian was killed.[1]

The Troubles[edit]

For more information see The Troubles in Rosslea, which includes a list of incidents in Roslea during the Troubles resulting in two or more fatalities.

2001 Census[edit]

Roslea is classified as a small village or hamlet by the NI Statistics and Research Agency (NISRA) (i.e. with population between 500 and 1,000 people). On Census day (29 April 2001) there were 554 people living in Roslea. Of these:

  • 25.0% were aged under 16 years and 16.8% were aged 60 and over
  • 46.8% of the population were male and 53.3% were female
  • 97.5% were from a Catholic background and 2.0% were from a Protestant background
  • 10.6% of people aged 16-74 were unemployed

For more details see: NI Neighbourhood Information Service

Education[edit]

St Terny's Primary School

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.dcu.ie/~foxs/irhist/march_1921.htm