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Roscommon (Irish: Ros Comáin, "Saint Coman's wood") is the county town in the county of Roscommon in Ireland.

Get in[edit]

By car[edit]

From Dublin[edit]

Follow the N4, then take the N6 Galway road until Athlone. Finally take Exit 12 for Roscommon just after crossing the River Shannon.

By train[edit]

From Dublin[edit]

Regular service to 1 Roscommon station on the Westport line from Heuston station.

By bus[edit]

From Dublin[edit]

Regular service from 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.

Get around[edit]

There are a number of local taxi and hackney operators. Bus Éireann operates a service between Roscommon and Athlone, as does Irish Rail. Roscommon town is small enough to easily explore on foot without worry of getting lost.


  • Rinn Dúin Medieval Village, Lecarrow. Deserted Medieval Village.
  • Roscommon Castle. Ruins of a Medieval Castle.
  • 1 Roscommon Abbey, Circular Rd. Ruins of a Dominican Friary. (Q28232590) on Wikidata Roscommon Abbey on Wikipedia
  • 2 Sacred Heart Church, Abbey St. Impressive Catholic church with sunken grotto, painted ceiling and mosaic floor. Sacred Heart Church, Roscommon (Q17016395) on Wikidata Sacred Heart Church, Roscommon on Wikipedia
  • Roscommon Library, Abbeytown. Interesting building, which formerly served as an infirmary.


  • Roscommon Golf Club, Golf Links Road. 18 holes.
  • Swimming Pool, Roscommon Leisure Centre.
  • Go to the races at 1 Roscommon Racecourse, Lenebane, Racecourse Road, Roscommon town, F42 V052, Ireland, +353 90 6626231, . Roscommon races (Q7367585) on Wikidata Roscommon Racecourse on Wikipedia
  • Portrun Lakeside Resort, Portrun. Playground, jetties and scenice walks.



  • John Ward Menswear, Church St.
  • Spirit Clothing, Harrison Centre.
  • Donnelan's, Main St.
  • John Corcoran Menswear, Church St.
  • DV8, Main St.



  • Jackson's, The Square. Italian Restaurant.
  • Gleeson's, The Square. Traditional Irish food.
  • La Trattoria, Stone Court Shopping Centre. Italian Restaurant.

Fast Food[edit]

  • Magnum's, Main St, Roscommon.


Traditional Irish Pubs[edit]

  • The Widow Pat's, Knockcroghery. Pub.
  • J.S. Murray's, Knockcroghery. Pub.
  • The Clay Pipe, Knockcroghery. Pub.
  • Ned's Bar, Knockcroghery.
  • Regan's, The Square.
  • P. Kelly's, Castle St.
  • The Rooster, Church St.
  • J.J. Harlow's, The Square.


  • The Hollywood, Castle St.


  • Rockford's, Castle St.



Visit Roscommon

Go next[edit]

  • Carrick-on-Shannon
  • Athlone
  • Knockcroghery

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