Rosslee aka Rosslea parish in the 1830s

1837
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A snapshot of pre-famine local history, as described by Samuel Lewis in the "Topographical Dictionary of Ireland" 1837.

ROSSLEE, a parish, in the barony of CARRA, county of MAYO, and province of CONNAUGHT, 6 miles (S. S. E.) from Castlebar, on the road to Hollymount; containing 886 inhabitants.

The land is chiefly in pasture and under tillage; there is but little bog.

It is a rectory and vicarage, in the diocese of Tuam, forming part of the union of Balla:

In the R. C. divisions, it is part of the union or district of Balla.

Here is a private school of about 30 boys and 20 girls.

At Clogher Lucas are the ruins of an old castle.

SOURCE: A Topographical Dictionary of Ireland by Samuel Lewis (pub 1837)

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