Roscommon Tourist Information

County Roscommon is Brimful of history and heritage!

Off the beaten track and often overlooked by visitors, Roscommon is an area shaped by its pagan past, its landlords and its waterways offering an enchanting glimpse of hidden treasures to those who seek. Brimful of history and heritage, Roscommon boasts many archaeological structures including Rathcroghan, ancient home of the High Kings.

Nature and wildlife flourish in undisturbed habitat. The warmth of the people is tangible, part of the essence of the county.

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The wealthy and influential have left an indelible mark on the county with great houses and castles to be found in Strokestown Park House and Gardens and King House. In Lough Key Forest and Activity Park, you can experience a more tranquil and serene beauty, framed by mountain, moor land and lake.

The landscape too has been highly influential in shaping Rosocmmon’s past, a history poignantly told at the Arigna Mining Experience Centre formerly Ireland’s only coalmine. The Shannon, Ireland’s longest tiver, defines the county’s eastern border, its calm, waters, unspoilt landscape and cosy, waterside pubs ideal for leisurely cruising.

Roscommon Highlights:

  • Step back in time at Strokestown Park House
  • Drop in for a pint and peruse the treasures at Castlerea Railway Museum
  • Have a flutter at Roscommon Racecourse
  • Browse the Saturday market at King House for tasty organic fare
  • Lough Key Forest Park and Activity Park walking trails