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. ..
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..
Strokestown Park IRL - Strokestown
The Famine Museum, in the stable yard, houses a comprehensive and detailed exhibition based on State archives and the Strokestown Estate Records for the famine years, used by Cecil Woodham-Smith in compiling her book The Great Hunger. The exhibition ..
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..
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..
Athlone Road IRL - Roscommon
Situated on the verge of Roscommon Town, this family-run hotel offers spacious, quality accommodation, free high-speed Wi-Fi and first class food. Purpose built in 2004, a large foyer, bar and restaurant provide a comfortable and friendly space for ..