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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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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

Cruachan Ai Heritage Centre - Tulsk County Roscommon Ireland
Cruachan Ai Heritage Centre
Tulsk, Co. Roscommon
Cruachan Aí Heritage Centre interprets the Rathcroghan Complex, an area with over 200 sites and many stories. Rathcroghan was the seat of Royalty in the West of Ireland for nearly 2,000 years and is one of the ‘Celtic Royal Sites&rsq ...
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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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