County Roscommon

Roscommon (Irish Ros Comáin ) is a county ( county ) in the Republic of Ireland.


Roscommon is an inland county, which lies between the rivers Shannon and Suck in the east to the west. The county is rich in water and has many rivers, lakes and bogs.


In the Middle Ages, the area belonged to the kingdom of Connacht. 1235 was the area after the conquest by Richard de Burgh in England, was sparsely populated by the English.


The distribution of seats in the County Council after the local elections of June 5, 2009:


In Arigna coal was mined until 1990; since 2003, is situated there, the first Irish Coal Mining Museum.



  • Boyle Abbey
  • Castle Strange Stone
  • Drumanone
  • Rathcroghan, archaeological site
  • Rindoon Castle, located on the western shore of Lough Ree castle ruins
  • Scregg passage tomb
  • Usna Wedge tomb


  • Oliver Goldsmith (1728-1774), writer and physician
  • James Wills (1790-1868), poet, author and biographer
  • John G. Downey (1827-1894), seventh Governor of California
  • Edward Flanagan (1886-1948), Catholic priest and founder of Boys Town
  • Albert Reynolds ( born 1932 ), politician and former Taoiseach
  • Denis Naughten (born 1973 ), politician and Teachta Dala
  • Other personalities see Boyle and Castlerea.