ROSS, or Rosse, a hamlet in the parish of Tara, barony of Skreen, co. Meath, Leinster.  It stands on the road from Dunshaughlin to Navan, 1 1/2 mile south east of the village of Tara, and 3 1/4 miles north north west of Dunshaughlin. Either this place, or, as some say, the town of New Ross, gives the title of Earl in the peerage of Ireland to the noble family of Parsons in Birr.

Source: Irish Parliamentary Gazatteer, 1845.