1665 Roscrea Town contained 100 houses
1841 the Town's population had grown to over 9000
1847 - 1851 Famine in Ireland " An Gorta Mór " 2 million died 1 million emigrated
1850 - 1950 Emigration emigration reduced the poulation of RosCré down to 3000 by 1900.
2000 - the population has recovered to approx. 5000 and growing
EMH.1665 onwards the Town grewmainly as the Market Town situated between Dublin and Limerick.
Woolen Mills, Tanning, Brewing, Distilling, and river based Grain Milling, were high in employment
The town became a center for Agricultural street sales ,aka ,Fair Days ,
The outlying small Farmers brought their Cattle, Sheep, Pigs and Turkeys to sell on the Streets
The " Fair of RosCré " an Ancient gathering Annual event attracted many visitors including the " Vikings " EMH.