Roscrea (Tipperary)

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Ros Cré . . ( Wood of Cré )    Ancient Monastery plus Round Tower . . earlier 12th century.
Ros Cré . . ( Wood of Cré ) Ancient Monastery plus Round Tower . . earlier 12th century.

Roscrea is located in Ireland's Mid-West Region in a valley between Devil's Bit mountain to the south west and the Slieve Bloom mountains to the north east. It is 71 km (44 mi) from Limerick City in the west and 122 km (76 mi) from Dublin City in the east. It is at the crossroads of the R445 regional road and the N62 between Athlone and Horse and Jockey.

Historically, Roscrea was noted as being on one of the ancient highways of Ireland known as the 'Slighe Dala' (meaning parliament way) which stretched from Tara in the east to the city and port of Limerick and the port of Tarbert. It is possible the route formed much of the old N7 route now the R445 which originally passed through the town.


  • Are there parish records for St Cronans and how or who do I contact to verify an ancester Denis Short born c 1820 is from this parish?  Denis Short, wife Mary Doran Short and their family immigrated to America, New York in 1852.  Their sons Martin, Thomas and Dennis Jr were born in Tipperary County.  Denis and Mary, I believe, were married in St. Cronans by a Fr. Thomas Blake.  Thank you!


    Thursday 15th November 2018 02:53AM
  • Hi Debbie . . . Welcome to Ireland Reaching Out . . . and the Town of Roscrea - Co.Tipperary 


    Using a Roots Ireland search site (paid)

    I have found evidence of a Denis Short (Shortte) birth + marriage   ...   Sept 24th.1812 Roscrea R.C. church...(see below)


    urch Baptism Record

    Name:Denis Shortte    Date of Birth:  Date of Baptism:24-Sep-1812Address:Not Recorded    Parish/District:     ROSCREA    Gender:Male    County   Co.TipperaryDenomination:    Roman Catholic     Father:Thomas Shortte      Mother:Mary LoughnaneOccupation:Sponsor 1 /
    Informant 1:Patt Loughnane 
    Sponsor 2 /
    Informant 2:Grace Meagher 

    © 2018 Copyright North Tipperary Genealogy Centre


    Name:Thomas Short        Date of Birth:

    Date of Baptism:14-Oct-1845     Address:WhiteparkParish/District:ROSCREA      Gender:Male     CountyCo. Tipperary

    Denomination:Roman Catholic
    Father:Denis Short      Mother:Mary Doran

    Sponsor 1 /
    Informant 1:Charles Doran Sponsor 2 /
    Informant 2:Eliza Doran 


    Name:Denis Short       Date of Birth:

    Date of Baptism:17-Dec-1847     Address:WhiteparkParish/District:     ROSCREA     Gender:Male    CountyCo. Tipperary

    Denomination:Roman Catholic
    Father:Denis Short      Mother:Mary Doran

    Sponsor 1 /
    Informant 1:Michl Doran Sponsor 2 /
    Informant 2:Johanna Short 




    Name:Martin ShortDate of Birth:

    Date of Baptism:11-Nov-1842Address:WhiteparkParish/District:ROSCREAGender:MaleCountyCo. Tipperary

    Denomination:Roman Catholic
    Father:Denis ShortMother:Mary DoranOccupation:

    Sponsor 1 /
    Informant 1:Willam Spencer Sponsor 2 /
    Informant 2:Margt Bergin 



    Date of Marriage:07-Nov-1841       Parish / District:ROSCREACounty:Co. Tipperary      HusbandWifeName     :DenisShort    MaryDoran     Recorded     WhiteparkDenomination:Roman CatholicRoman CatholicOccupation:Age:Status:Husband's FatherWife's FatherName:Address:





    The address " Whitepark " . . . would . . in those years . . be a district approx. 1 mile  from town centre . .  farm country.


    The above records . . are the transscript . . of the original ledgers of St.Cronans . . . 


    I made local inquiries as to the Surnames . . . and the name SHORT is NOT now . . common to Roscrea . . . Doran's are still here . . . 



    I hope the above is of help to you . . . 


    Eamonn M.Horan




    Eamonn M. Horan, Volunteer Ireland Reaching Out ☘️

    Thursday 15th November 2018 12:20PM
  • Thank you so much Eamonn!  This information is very helpful.  The only confusing part that I need to figure out is Denis's birth year.  Your information has him born 1812 but US census records has him c 1820.  I thank you again for taking the time to help me.  It is much appreciated!





    Thursday 15th November 2018 07:03PM

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