Roscommon

  1. South Roscommon Drive

    Roscommon Town, Roscommon

    This driving route takes in Roscommon, Knockcroghery, Lecarrow, Hodson Bay and Athlone. Distance is 104 kilometres (36 miles approx). Read more

  2. Ballaghaderreen Cathedral

    Ballaghaderreen, Roscommon

    The town of Ballaghaderreen, County Roscommon, boasts an impressive Gothic cathedral with a very tall tower and spire, which are visible for miles around. The 19th Century stone cathedral is the seat of the Catholic Bishop of Achonry. Read more

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  3. Warren Point Loop

    Lecarrow, Roscommon

    The name Rindoon (in Irish ‘rinn duin’) means a fortified headland. The Rindoon Peninsula in County Roscommon extends into Lough Ree approximately in the centre of Ireland. The strategic importance of the peninsula was recognised by the Anglo-Normans and a castle and garrison was established here in 1227. The castle was protected by a substantial town wall which defended the neck of the peninsula. Today, Rindoon is possibly the best preserved deserted Norman town in Ireland – with substantial remains of the castle and harbour, the town wall, a stone windmill, ecclesiastical sites, a church and graveyard. There is a Bee Bole (18th century beehive alcove) located behind St John’s House at the start of the walks. For those interested in habitat and birdlife the shoreline is home to many species of birds - including egrets, whimbrels, merlins, herons and ducks. Walkers should note that the overall site has returned to pasture is now a working livestock farm – cattle, sheep and a few inquisitive donkeys wander the peninsula with you! Read more

  4. Donamon Castle

    Roscommon Town, Roscommon

    Donamon Castle is one of the oldest inhabited buildings in Ireland. There was a fort here from early times, but the first recorded reference is in the Annals of the Four Masters for the year 1154. Read more

  5. St Johns House

    Lecarrow, Roscommon

    Relaxed Georgian house on shore on Lough Ree, adjacent to national looped walk around historic Rinn Duin Castle and deserted Norman settlement. Ideal base for walking and fishing, with a boat for hire. Read more

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  6. The Claypipe Centre

    Knockcroghery, Roscommon

    Come and see how the traditional Irish Clay pipes were made! Ethel will be delighted to give you a demonstration and tell you about the history of this famous pipe-making village. There are wonderful photographs and artifacts to enjoy. Read more

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  7. Arigna Mining Experience

    Arigna, Roscommon

    Explore one of Ireland's few coal mines through exhibits and a 45 minute underground tour at Arigna, close to Keadue village in County Leitrim's Arigna valley. Read more

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  8. Kilronan Castle Estate and Spa

    Ballyfarnan, Roscommon

    The spa at Kilronan Castle Estate and Spa in Ballyfarnan, County Roscommon, is dedicated to offering guests the ultimate in luxury pampering treatments and packages, created to transcend them into a world of escapism. Read more

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  9. Abbey House Self Catering - Lodge

    Boyle, Roscommon

    Abbey House is a Victorian residence set on the grounds of the 12th-century Boyle Abbey in County Roscommon. Surrounded by mature gardens and within walking distance of the town, Abbey House is an ideal place for a memorable, self-catering holiday. Read more

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  10. Gleesons Artisan Food and Wine Shop

    Roscommon Town, Roscommon

    Situated in Roscommon town, Gleesons Artisan Food and Wine Shop offers an extensive range of home-grown, organic, artisan and international produce,including their renowned brown bread and scones, home-baked ham plus much more. Read more

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