Our History

County Roscommon (IrishContae Ros Comáin) is a county in Ireland. In the western region, it is part of the province of Connacht. It is the 11th largest Irish county by area and 27th most populous. Its county town and largest town is RoscommonRoscommon County Council is the local authority for the county. The population of the county was 64,544 as of the 2016 census.[4]

County Roscommon has an area of 2,548 square kilometres (984 sq mi).[3] Lough Key in north Roscommon is noted for having thirty-two islands. The geographical centre of Ireland is located on the western shore of Lough Ree in the south of the county.[6]

Roscommon is the third largest of Connacht’s five counties by size and the second-smallest in terms of population. It ranks 11th in size of Ireland’s 32 counties, but 27th in terms of population, making it the 3rd most sparsely populated county after Leitrim and Mayo. The county borders every other Connacht county: GalwayMayoSligo, and Leitrim, as well as three Leinster counties: LongfordWestmeath, and Offaly. In 2008, a news report said that statistically, people from Roscommon have the longest life expectancy of any county on the island of Ireland.[7]

Seltannasaggart, which is located along the northern border with County Leitrim, is the tallest point in County Roscommon, measuring to a height of 428 m (1,404 ft).[8]

John O’Donovan (1806–1861), historian and scholar, visited County Roscommon in 1837, while compiling information for the Ordnance Survey. Entering St Peter’s parish in Athlone in June 1837, he wrote, “I have now entered upon a region totally different from Longford, and am very much pleased with the intelligence of the people.” However, he had major problems with place-names. He later wrote, “I am sick to death’s door of lochawns, and it pains me to the very soul to have to make these remarks, but what can I do when I cannot make the usual progress? Here I am stuck in the mud in the middle of Loughs, Turlaghs, Lahaghs and Curraghs, the names of many of which are only known to a few old men in their immediate neighbourhood and I cannot give many of them utterance from the manner in which they are spelled.”[14][15]


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Useful Info

TownsMore Info / Links
RoscommonDiscover Ireland (link)
Wikipedia (link)
AthloneWikiVoyage (link)
Wikipedia (link)
BallaghaderreenWikipedia (link)
CommunityMore Info / Links
MeetupsMeetups in Roscommon (link)
TransportMore Info / Links
Ferry, Rail, Bus, TrainRailway service (link)
All Transport Guide (link)
Bus OnlyTranslink (link)
Bus service (link)
Tech RequirementsMore Info / Links
Broadband ProvidersThere are 6 Broadband Providers in Co. Roscommon :
Pure Telecom
Regional Broadband
Tech HubThe Cube (link)
Co-working spacesCo-working spaces (link)
Outdoor ActivitiesMore Info / Links
HikingBest Trails in Co. Roscommon(link)
Forest family activity at Lough Key (link)
Shannon River Adventures (link)
GreenwayPlease help us fill in this section. Email suggestions to [email protected].
ZooRoscommon Zoo (link)
National ParksForest Adventures (link)
Mansions and Stately HomesList of best Stately Homes and Gardens (link)
Indoor ActivitiesMore Info /Links
RoscommonLeisure Zone (link)
AthloneJumplanes (link)
RestaurantsRestaurants In Co. Roscommon (link)
Social MediaMore Info / Links
WebsitesRoscommon County Council (link)
Roscommon Discover Ireland (link)
Roscommon Town Discover Ireland (link)
Facts for Kids (link)
Best County in Ireland (link)
TwitterRoscommon Community Council (link)
Roscommon GAA (link)
Facebook PagesRoscommon County (link)
Roscommon County Council (link)
InstagramRoscommon County Council (link)

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