Rossmore, County Tipperary

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Rossmore
An Ros Mór
Town
Rossmore is located in Ireland
Rossmore
Rossmore
Location in Ireland
Coordinates: 52°37′12″N 8°00′07″W / 52.62000°N 8.00194°W / 52.62000; -8.00194Coordinates: 52°37′12″N 8°00′07″W / 52.62000°N 8.00194°W / 52.62000; -8.00194
Country Ireland
Province Munster
County County Tipperary
Elevation 130 m (430 ft)
Time zone WET (UTC+0)
 • Summer (DST) IST (WEST) (UTC-1)
Irish Grid Reference R994518

Rossmore (Irish: An Ros Mór, meaning "The Big Wood") is a small village and townland in County Tipperary in Ireland. It is in the civil parish of Clonoulty, barony of Kilnamanagh Lower.[1] It is located in the District Electoral Division (DED) of Clonoulty West. It is also half of the Clonoulty and Rossmore parish in the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Cashel and Emly.

Geographic location[edit]

Rossmore is administered by Tipperary County Council, and lies within the boundaries of Tipperary North (Dáil Éireann constituency) for the purposes of Irish general elections.

Rossmore is almost equidistant from the three nearest towns. Cashel is 12 kilometres south-east, Thurles is 13 kilometres north-east, and Tipperary Town is 14 kilometres south-west. The nearest railway station is Thurles railway station, which has frequent and direct connections to Ireland's three largest cities: Dublin, Cork, and Limerick.

Rossmore may also refer to a slightly larger area which forms one half of the Clonoulty-Rossmore GAA club. The usage of the term Rossmore in these instances encomapasses a number of other townlands including Rossmore itself, plus Glenough, Turraheen, Knockbawn, Toragh, Doorish, Westonslot, Gorteenamoe, Drum, Drumwood, Tooreen, Coolanga, Clunedarby, Brockagh, Park, and Stouke.

Local Facilities[edit]

The village consists of a national school, a post office, a racquetball alley, a Roman Catholic church, and a pub. Rossmore National School is a primary school which has subsumed two other schools in close proximity to it over the past three decades - Glenough National School, and Turraheen National School. The majority of children from the Rossmore area travel to Thurles or Cashel for second-level education. Bus services bring pupils to secondary schools in these towns.

Rossmore is primarily an agricultural area, with numerous dairy and beef farms. The Multeen River, a tributary of the River Suir flows by the village, passing beside Rossmore Community Hall, and continuing downstream under Rossmore Bridge.[2]

The most popular team sport in the area is hurling, with hurlers from Rossmore having represented the Tipperary GAA hurling team at all age grades.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Map of the Civil Parish
  2. ^ Picture of Rossmore Bridge, 1867 (RIC police on the lookout for the Tipperary Fenian Flying Column)