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.
- Thomastown is the seat of T. V. Clendening, Esq.;
- Mount Pleasant, of G. Mahon, Esq.;
- Castle Lucas, of G. Ormsby, Esq.; and
- Lakemount, of J. O'Dowd, Esq.
It is a rectory and vicarage, in the diocese of Tuam, forming part of the union of Balla:
- the tithes amount to £80.
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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