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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.


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Castlecoote House  - County Roscommon
Castlecoote House & Gardens
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 is of historic interest - not least as the birthplace of the Gunning sisters, who became the Duchess ...
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Golf

There is no featured golf course in the area

Self Catering

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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What's On

Roscommon Farmers Market - Co Roscommon - Fridays
Roscommon Farmers Market - Every Friday 10am - 2pm

Market Square, Roscommon Town, County Roscommon

Contact: John Brennan 087 270 2603 or Ger Fallon 0906 488 292
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Tourist Attractions

Lough Key Forest & Activity Park - Boyle County Roscommon Ireland
Lough Key Forest & Activity Park
Boyle, Co. Roscommon
After major development the historic backdrop of Lough Key encompasses a landmark cluster of unique attractions serving the needs of a 21st century visitor with a new lakeside centre providing an ideal gateway for gentle leisurely activities or m ...
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Wedding
Clonalis House
Castlerea, Co. Roscommon
Clonalis House is set amid peaceful parklands and stands on the land that has been the home of the O’Conors of Connacht for 1,500 years. The present house is a 45-roomed Victorian Italianate mansion and could seem a little daunting on arriv ...
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