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Roslea parish church
Roslea is located in Northern Ireland
Roslea shown within Northern Ireland
Population 554 (2001 Census)
Country Northern Ireland
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Postcode district BT
Dialling code 028
EU Parliament Northern Ireland
UK Parliament
NI Assembly
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Northern Ireland
FermanaghCoordinates: 54°14′21″N 7°10′26″W / 54.2393°N 7.174°W / 54.2393; -7.174

Rosslea or Roslea (from Irish: Ros Liath, meaning "grey grove/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.


Ulsterbus route 95C provides a commuter service to Enniskillen with one journey to the county town in the morning returning in the evening. There is no service on Saturdays and Sundays. Onward connections are available at Enniskillen. Due to proposed cuts to bus services route 95C may be withdrawn in 2015.[1][2]


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 (Rosslea) 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.[3]

The Troubles[edit]

For more information see The Troubles in Roslea, 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



  1. ^ "All Enniskillen town bus services facing the chop". 2015-03-11. Retrieved 2016-02-26. 
  2. ^ "Ulsterbus services consultation response deadline extension – April 17". 2015-03-31. Retrieved 2016-02-26. 
  3. ^ Archived from the original on March 30, 2010. Retrieved March 26, 2010.  Missing or empty |title= (help)

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