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Rooskey

Rooskey is a long narrow townland which widens towards the south. Situated near Bulbin mountain, a third of the land is arable and the remainder is rough mountain grazing or bog. Three streams join the Clonmany River here. Rooskey consists of three or four villages or parts; Ballynaboe Lower; Ballynaboe Upper; Meenaduff and Cloghglass (Altahalla?).

Ruskey / Rúsgaigh - Bare Land

Rouskey Inq No 11 Jac I 1621
Rowskey Pat 19 Jac I 1621
Rowisky Inq No 1 Car I 1625
Rouskie Grant 16 Car 1 1640
Ruskey/Rooskey/Rooske CS 1654
Rusky Census c1659
Ruskey/Rooskey BSD 1660 f
Rusky HMR 1665
Rouskie Pink 1669
Rusky Rent 1741
Ruskey Crow 1767
Rouskey/Ruskey Rent 1798
Rooskey Mason 1814
Rouskey TAB 1828

Landmarks

Bulbin mountain(shared with Glebe and Adderville)
Standing Stone
Fort (O'Donnell's house now built on it)
Cave/Souterraine

Other variations of Rooskey in Ireland

There are 40 townlands with Roosca, Roosk, Rooskagh, Rooska, Roosky, Rusk, Ruskey, Rusky. There are no other Rooskey's apart from Rooskynamona, Mohill, Co Leitrim which has a second suffix of 'namona'.

Adderville
Altahalla
Annaugh
Ardagh
Ballyliffin
Ballymacmoriarty
Binnion

Carrickabraghey

Carrowreagh or
Craicnacally

Cleagh
Clonmany
Clonmany Glebe
Cloontagh
Crossconnell

Dunaff

Fegart
Gaddyduff
Kinnea
Lagahurry
Lenan
Letter
Maghernaul
Meendoran
Rasheeny
Roosky
Straid
Straths
Tullagh
Tullynabratillly
Urrismenagh


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