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
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. ..
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..
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 ..
Castletenison Demesne IRL - Ballyfarnon
Located just 45 minutes' drive from Sligo Airport, Kilronan Castle Hotel & Spa features an indoor swimming pool. on-site spa and a fine dining restaurant. Free WiFi is available throughout the hotel. An en-suite bathroom, flat-screen TV and antique ..
Roscommon Road IRL - Athlone
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This luxurious AA 4-star hotel is a haven of peace and quiet, on the beautiful shores of Lough Ree, by Athlone Golf Course. In the heart of Ireland's Lakelands, Hodson Bay Hotel offers extensive leisure features include a 20-metre indoor swimming po..
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..