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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

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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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

Boyle Abbey - Boyle County Roscommon Ireland
Boyle Abbey
Boyle, Co. Roscommon
An impressive and well preserved Cistercian Monastery which was founded in the 12th century and took about 60 years to complete the build. The monastery was laid out according to the usual Cistercian plan, a church on the north side of a roughly ...
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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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