Roscommon, Co. Roscommon

Roscommon (Irish: Ros Comáin) is the county town of County Roscommon. Roscommon is an important road junction and a good touring centre. It mainly occupies the southern slopes of a gentle hill, and took its name and origin from St Coman, who founded a monastery here in early Christian times.

This busy market town once had a hangwoman called Lady Betty – as well as a Dominican Friary, founded in 1253 by Felim O'Connor, King of Connacht. Roscommon Castle, built in 1269, is an Anglo-Norman fortress.

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 ...

Golf

Athlone Golf Club - Athlone County Roscommon Ireland
Athlone Golf Club
Athlone, Co. Westmeath
Course Type: Parkland
Athlone Golf Club was founded in 1892 making it one of the longest established clubs in the country. It is a superb 18-hole parkland course situated on the shores of Lough Ree in the centre of the country bounded on three sides by picturesque ...

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 ...

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

Tourist Attractions

Corlea Trackway Visitor Centre - Kenagh County Longford Ireland
Corlea Trackway Visitor Centre
Kenagh, Co. Longford
The Corlea Trackway is an Iron Age trackway, or togher, that was built across the boglands of Longford, close to the River Shannon. The Corlea Trackway is made from oak planks 3 to 3.5 metres long and around 15 centimetres thick laid on rails aro ...

Wedding Venues

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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