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..