A green and fertile county washed by the River Shannon Roscommon's quiet country lanes and breathtaking scenery makes it one of the most popular destinations in the West. Rich with an ancient heritage that goes back for hundreds of years through the mists of Ireland's past Roscommon blends the attractions of a land with culture and history with a wide variety of leisure pursuits.
This is an overview of Roscommon. Below are a few cities and towns of interest.
The famine museum at Strokestown Park House is a moving display concerned with the Great Famine of the 1840's, which cost over a million lives and sent another million from the country.
The Roscommon Heritage and Genealogical Centre offers a permanent display dealing with Roscommon surnames, around which a series of historical and heritage exhibitions are held each season. The Centre is open to deal with genealogy all year round, but there is no exhibition except for the season as stated.
The proximity of the River Shannon makes Roscommon the ideal place from which to explore the river on her waterways. The soft wound of waves slapping against your boat at night is guaranteed to ease you into a relaxing slumber. As you travel through the heart of Ireland and the breathtaking Shannon scenery you can be assured of a warm reception wherever you stop off. The unpolluted, peaceful waters of the river are perfect for fishing or a family holiday with a difference.
The recent opening of the new course at Roscommon Golf Club provides a challenging course for any visitor with a taste for the game and there are plenty of other things to see and do in the county. Many of them are located in and around the county capital of Roscommon Town where there is a wide array of things to see and do.
So whether you like your holidays with plenty of activity or with none at all you can't to better than Roscommon. Outdoor pursuits and the relaxing atmosphere of the county combine to create the magic that will have you looking forward to returning as soon as you leave.