|Organisation :||Waterford County Museum|
|Article Title :||Lewis's Topographical Dictionary - Waterford County|
|Page Title :||Rosduff|
|Page Number :||71|
|Publication Date :||15 March 2011|
|Expiry Date :||Never Expires|
Rosduff, a parish in the barony of Gaultier, union and county of Waterford, and province of Munster; containing 111 inhabitants. This small parish is situated upon the harbour of Waterford, and comprises only 197 statute acres. It was a rectory, in the diocese of Waterford, forming part of the union of Killare, now suppressed: the tithe rent-charge is £7.10.
Rossmere, Rossmire or Rossmore
Within its limits, at Newtown, on the confinesof the three baronies of Upperthird, Middlethird, and Decies-without-Drum, it was designed to build a new town, of which the streets were marked out and paved, but only a few houses were built, and these have since mostly gone to ruin.
It is a vicarage, in the diocese of Lismore, and in the patronage of the Duke of Devonshire, in whom the rectory is impropriate: the tithe rent-charge is £375, of which £225 are payable top the impropriator, and the remainder to the vicar. The church is a modern structure, towards the erection of which the late Board of First Fruits granted a loan of £750; and there is a Roman Catholic chapel.