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Rosenallis
Ros Fionnglaise
Location
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Statistics
Province: Leinster
County: County Laois

Population (2006)

420
Rosenallis

Rosenallis (Ros Fhionnghlaise in Irish), population 420 (2006 Census) is a village in north County Laois, Ireland, situated in the foothills of the Slieve Bloom Mountains on the R422 Mountmellick to Birr road. The name comes from the Irish, which roughly translated means 'Wood of the clear stream'. Each year "The Festival of the Mountain" is held in June or July in the nearby Slieve Blooms. From the festival, amongst other accolades, the strongest woman and man are decided.

Rosenallis is also important in the history of the Quaker religion, with William Edmundson, founder of the Quakers in Ireland, buried outside the village in the Society of Friends graveyard. The village also has two churches (Roman Catholic and Church of Ireland) as well as a village school, community centre and small shops and pubs, typical of an Irish village.

Its location at the base of the Slieve Bloom Mountains makes the village an ideal base or stopping point on a tour of the region.

Website

  • Visit www.rosenallis.com[1] for more on Rosenallis

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Coordinates: 53°08′N 7°24′W / 53.133°N 7.4°W / 53.133; -7.4


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