Things to see and do - Roscommon
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Roscommon Travel guide
Roscommon : Michelin's recommendations
A county town, Roscommon is also an important market centre situated in a thriving cattle and sheep region. Its name -Coman's wood (Gaelic) - refers to Saint Coman, who was Abbot of Clonmacnoise and first Bishop of Roscommon, where he founded a friary for Augustinian friars. Traces of the friary have been incorporated into the town's Anglican Church . The history of the friary, the town and the region is recorded at the Roscommon County Museum.
Tourist attractions Roscommon : Things to see and do
N 61 IRL - Roscommon
High on a promontory stand the impressive ruins of a Norman castle, built in 1269 by Robert of Ufford and once protected by a lake or marsh. Its massive walls, which are defended by circular bastions at each corner, enclose a large rectangular area. ..
R 362 IRL - Roscommon
In the middle of a field stands a large round granite boulder decorated with curvilinear patterns in the Celtic style of ornamentation known as La Tène (250 BC).
Strokestown-Park IRL - Strokestown
The house, a fine Palladian mansion designed by Richard Castle in the 1730s, consists of a three-storey block with a pillared portico, linked to the service wings by curving corridors. In the 19C, the splendid vaulted stables led to the courtyard thr..
Galway Road IRL - Roscommon
Set within calm surroundings of lawns and gardens close to Roscommon Town Centre, this charming 18th-century manor house has a leisure centre, award-winning restaurant and free parking. Abbey Hotel Roscommon has beautiful bedrooms and a popular rest..
Monksland IRL - Athlone
On the edge of Athlone, this award-winning hotel is just off the M6 motorway. It boasts spacious rooms with fluffy duvets, a 20-metre pool, and luxurious spa treatments. Rooms at the 4-star Athlone Springs Hotel feature free Wi-Fi and an LCD TV. The..
Bridge Street IRL - Strokestown
Located in Strokestown, in County Roscommon, Percy French Hotel offers en suite accommodation, free Wi-Fi throughout and free private parking. The property also benefits from a restaurant and a bar. All rooms at Percy French Hotel feature a flat-scr..