Brochure design for Town of Holyrood
There are several accounts as to the origin of the name Holyrood. In “Fourteenth Century Verse and Prose” edited by Kenneth Sisam, rode is given as meaning cross and is listed as being the old English word rod. Holyrood was found on John Thornton’s map of Newfoundland of 1675 as being spelled ‘Hollyrode’. “Hollyrode” first appeared on hydrographer, John Thronton’s 1675 map. Hollyrode has been interpreted by historians as an old English name for “Holy Cross” from the ancient Anglo Saxon word “rode” meaning staff or cross. Holyrood suggests a sense of religious fervor and faith. Town of Holyrood Council is made up of seven (7) citizens from the town. The Council meets regularly and is active in all area of Municipal governance. The Town of Holyrood provides a wide range of services to our citizens and businesses. From Snow-clearing, to Tire Recycling, to Healthy Living Programs and Public Library, our Town is progressive, active, and environmentally-friendly. The majority of residents are engaged in a diversity of occupations. Residents include doctors, dentists, pharmacists, architects and engineers, money managers, nurses, social workers, teachers,artists,police officers and numerous others in varied walks of life. In addition, Holyrood has exported as much talent again. Holyrood continues to grow and change, yet still maintains the peaceful flavour and rural charm that makes it a nice place to live.