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Roscommon is the county town in the county of Roscommon in Ireland.

Get in

By car

From Dublin 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

From Dublin regular service on the Westport line from Heuston Station.

By bus

From Dublin 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

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.
  • Roscommon Abbey, Circular Rd. Ruins of a Dominican Friary.
  • Sacred Heart Church, Abbey St. Impressive Catholic church with sunken grotto, painted ceiling and mosaic floor.
  • Roscommon Library, Abbeytown. Interesting building, which formerly served as an infirmary.


  • Roscommon Golf Club, Golf Links Road. 18 holes.
  • Swimming Pool, Roscommon Leisure Centre.
  • Roscommon Horse Racing Course, Racecourse Road.
  • 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

  • Magnum's, Main St, Roscommon.


Traditional Irish Pubs

  • 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

  • Carrick-on-Shannon
  • Athlone
  • Knockcroghery

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