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Castlerea, Co. Roscommon

Castlerea (Irish: An Caisleán Riabhach) is located in wooded country in the west of County Roscommon. Roughly translated from Irish, Castlerea can mean Brindled Castle (Caisleán Riabhach) or King's Castle (Caisleán Rí).

The town is built on the River Suck and the River Francis (aka River Cloonard), both tributaries of the River Shannon.

Clonalis House, just west of the town, is the ancestral home of the Clan O'Conor: the last High Kings of Ireland. The dynasty gave eleven high kings to Ireland and twenty four kings to Connacht. The family traces back to Feredach the Just in 75 A.D. and is Europe's oldest recorded family. The 45 room mansion was built in 1878 and contains a priceless collection of archival material, illustrating a tradition going back 60 generations.


Gardens

Strokestown Park House & Garden - Strokestown County Roscommon Ireland
Strokestown Park House & Garden
Tarmonbarry, Co. Roscommon
The great south border in the restored six acre walled garden at Strokestown Park is a happy tribute to changed times. Colour keyed, with planting running through the shades of the spectrum from sizzling red hot pokers and blazing ligularia to co ...
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Golf

There is no featured golf course in the area

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The Courtyard at Clonalis - Castlerea County Roscommon Ireland
The Courtyard at Clonalis
Castlerea, Co. Roscommon
Standing on the land that has been the home of the O’Conors of Connacht for 1,500 years, this 45-room Victorian Italianate mansion may seem a little daunting on arrival, but it’s magic - and the hospitable owners, Pyers and Marguerite ...
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Carrick on Shannon Farmers Market - Co Leitrim - Thursdays
Carrick on Shannon Farmers Market - Thursday 10am - 2pm

The Market Yard, Carrick on Shannon, Co Leitrim

This attractive old courtyard is bounded by interesting busine ...
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Tourist Attractions

King House - Boyle County Roscommon Ireland
King House
Boyle, Co. Roscommon
King House is a magnificently restored Georgian Mansion located in Boyle, County Roscommon. It was built in the early 1700’s for Sir Henry King, whose family were one of the most powerful and wealthy in Ireland. Marvel at the grandeur, ...
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Wedding
Castlecoote House
Castlecoote, Co. Roscommon
This fine Georgian residence overlooking the beautiful River Suck was built within the enclosure of a medieval castle between 1690 and 1720 and now offers country house accommodation and makes a wonderful exclusive location for wedding venues. Wi ...
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