Ros Muc is situated in the heart of the Connemara Gaeltacht in County Galway on the west coast of Ireland. Carna is situated to the west and Carraroe to the south. Irish is the first language in the community and according to statistics from the Turlough constituency in Ros Muc, the area is the strongest Irish-speaking area in the country. The placename Ros Muc is from the old Irish which means 'ros' = peninsual and 'muc' = hog-backed hill'. It is estimated that the first people came to the area in 400 A.D. which is 100 years before St. Bricken is estimated to have arrived to the area and brought Christianity. This means that people have been living in Ros Muc for at least 1,500 years. The population fell over the course of 30 years in recent times, primarily due to emigration. The population has grown in recent years again due to the growth in the economy.
A map of Kilbricken cemetary in Ros Muc, Co. Galway compiled by the Cois Fharraige Folklore Committee (Coiste Bhéaloideas Chois Fharraige). This book contains a numbered list of the plots in Kilbricken cemetary and details of the people buried in each site where that information was available, this includes photographs of the people concerned where the photographs were available. Initial research for this project was done by Gaeltacht i gCéin Groups. The members of the Cois Fharraige Folklore Committee are as follows: Bairbre Bergin, co-ordinator and the researchers were: Áine Nic Dhonnacha, Katherine O'Brien, Bríd Uí Laoi, Bernadette Seoighe, Mary Flaherty, Sarah Ann Ní Ghíofra, Bairbre Uí Loingsigh, Catherine Donohue, Michael Ó Coistealbha, Sharon Donodhue, Barbara-Ann Ní Mháille, Sally O'Toole, Bríd Uí Ghionnáin, Margurita Duggan, Lorraine Ní Loideáin. Local contributors to the book also included Meta Uí Mháille and Pádraig Seoighe and Fr Considine. Contributing supporters include the following: Údarás na Gaeltachta agus An Roinn Gnóthai Pobail, Tuaithe agus Gaeltachta, Áras Shorcha Ní Ghuairim, Carna, Pat Bergin, Oifigeach Traenála Sinsearach, Fás, Comhchumann Shailearna Teo., Comhairle Cheantar na nOileán, Cumann Forbartha Chois Fharraige agus Glór na nGael.