RoscommonIrish: Ros Comáin, "Saint Coman's wood") is the county town in the county of Roscommon in Ireland.
From DublinFollow the M4, then take the M6 Galway-bound until Athlone. Finally take Exit 12 for Roscommon just after crossing the River Shannon.
From DublinRegular service to Roscommon station on the Westport line from Heuston station. Advanced tickets can be bought online.
From DublinRegular service from Dublin (Busaras) to county Roscommon, serving towns of Strokestown, Tulsk, Ballinagar, Frenchpark and Ballaghaderreen, departing Dublin Busaras at 07:00, 10:00, 13:00, 16:00, 16:30, 22:30. The journey will taken between 2 1/2 to 3 hours.
From GalwayRegular service from Eyre Square to Roscommon town via Mountbellow/Ballygar seven days a week. Timetable and far info can be found here.
There are a number of local taxi and hackney operators, with a taxi rank located at The Square, Roscommon Town. There are no local bus routes within the town, but it is small enough to easily explore on foot without worry of getting lost.
Hitchhiking may be a dying aspect of Irish culture, but it is possible nonetheless. If you'd hope to hitchhike your best bet is to walk a kilometre or so out of town in order to increase your chances of being picked up.
Rinn Dúin Medieval Villageaddress: LecarrowDeserted Medieval Village.
- Roscommon Castle. Ruins of a large Norman castle constructed in 1259.
Roscommon Abbeyaddress: Circular RdRuins of a Dominican Friary.
Sacred Heart Churchaddress: Abbey StImpressive Catholic church with sunken grotto, painted ceiling and mosaic floor.
Roscommon Libraryaddress: AbbeytownInteresting building, which formerly served as an infirmary.
- Rathcroghan, the oldest and largest un-excavated Royal Site in Europe. Visitor centre located in the village of Tulsk, with the site itself located a few kilometres west of Tulsk on the N5.
- Arigna Mining Experience a centre dedicated to the coal mining history of Arigna over a period of 400 years, local geology and coal, as well as new forms of renewable energy. It is Ireland's first museum dedicated to coal mining.
- La Tene Stone Castlestrange Demense. Ornamental stone dating to 200BC.
Roscommon Golf Clubaddress: Golf Links Road18 holes.
Swimming Pooladdress: Roscommon Leisure Centre
Roscommon Racecoursephone: +353 90 6626231address: Lenebane, Racecourse Road, Roscommon town, F42 V052, Ireland
- Portrun Playground, jetties and scenic walks on the banks of Lough Ree. No boat rental, though boats can dock at the modern jetty for free.
- Suck Valley Way. Walking trail along the banks of the River Suck, which can be completed in numerous sections. The section from Castlecoote to Athleague is highly recommended, though undertaking any stretch of this path depends on sound underfoot conditions.
John Ward Menswearaddress: Church St
Spirit Clothingaddress: Harrison Centre
Donnelan'saddress: Main St
John Corcoran Menswearaddress: Church St
DV8address: Main St
Jackson'saddress: The SquareItalian Restaurant.
Gleeson'saddress: The SquareTraditional Irish food.
La Trattoriaaddress: Stone Court Shopping CentreItalian Restaurant.
Magnum'saddress: Main St, Roscommon
J.S. Murray'saddress: KnockcrogheryPub.A very famous pub, with the football from the 1944 All-Ireland final is still on display in the pub.
- The Claypipe, Knockroghery. 1970s feel.
Ned's Baraddress: Knockcroghery
- Central Bar, The Square, Roscommon Town. Pints €4 (September 2019).
- JJ Harlows, The Square, Roscommon Town. Impressive selection of craft beers/spirits, with a focus on Irish producers. Live music most weekends.
- McCrann's, Castle St. (Opens from 9pm onwards, Wednesday - Sunday). Original mid-20th century interior, with a simple drinks offering. A must for those after a genuinely traditional pub.
The Hollywoodaddress: Castle St
- Cattigans, Castle St
Rockford'saddress: Castle St
phone: +353 90 662-6240address: Abbeytown
phone: +353 90 662-6954address: The Square
phone: +353 90 663-7644address: Athlone Rd
phone: +353 90 644-2000address: Hodson Bay