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 63 IRL - Roscommon
The ruined Dominican friary was founded in 1253 by Felim O'Conor. On the north wall of the chancel is a niche holding a late 13C statue of Felim with his foot on a dog. Beneath this, a plaque (probably 15C) depicts eight soldiers, probably foreign me..
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).
Athlone Road IRL - Roscommon
Built in 2004, Hannon's Hotel has en suite bedrooms, a bar, restaurant, free Wi-Fi and free parking for 100 cars. The hotel is close to Roscommon's 18-hole links golf course. Walking distance from Roscommon town centre, Hannon's Hotel is around 45 m..
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 fully equipped leisure club. Abbey Hotel Roscommon has beautiful bedrooms and a popular restaurant well-known throughout t..