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Roscommon, in Ireland West, is a city of about 5,000 people.
Dublin, the national capital, is located 90 miles (145 kilometers) east of Roscommon, while Sligo lies 35 miles (56 kilometers) to the north.
To immerse yourself in culture and history grab the family and head to the lovingly curated museums in the vicinity of Roscommon. Some of the main cultural centers are the Arigna Mining Experience and the thought-provoking Cruachan Ai Visitor Centre. If you’re hungry for more culture, check out the Douglas Hyde Intepretive Centre or the Claypipe Centre.
One of the nicest ways to experience the countryside around Roscommon is to book a round at one of the area’s popular golf courses. To experience to this region’s leafier side, book a few holes at Roscommon Golf Club and also Boyle Golf Course.
Sometimes dramatic, sometimes romantic, the castles in Roscommon are always good to tour. The Roscommon Castle, a local landmark, is an example of how local rulers once lived and protected their townships from plunderers and thieves.
An old place of worship, one of the more popular of the many historic attractions here, is the Boyle Abbey. Enjoy the atmosphere of this interesting building, learn its history and find out why it is such a popular destination for tourists and Roscommon locals alike.
Nature lovers will be pleased to discover that Roscommon also has a few ecological havens with unique landscapes and remarkable wildlife. To explore one of the main local conservation reserves, drive out to Lough Key Forest Park.
The King House and the Strokestown Park House, are two more facinating sights waiting to delight vacationers in in this special part of the world.
Situated on a river, this bed & breakfast is within 3 mi (5 km) of Burren Exposure, Glendeer Pet Farm, and Athlone Leisure World. Athlone Castle and St. Peter and Paul's Church are also within 3 mi (5 km).
This family-friendly Athlone hotel is located on a lake, within a 5-minute walk of Baysports - Hodson Bay Boat Training and Watersports Centre, Lough Ree, and The Spa at Hodson Bay. Athlone Golf Club is 0.3 mi (0.4 km) away.
Situated in Castlerea, this bed & breakfast is within 1 mi (2 km) of Castlerea Golf Club and Hell's Kitchen Bar & Museum. Douglas Hyde Intepretive Centre and Augustinian Friary are also within 12 mi (20 km).
Situated in Roscommon, this guesthouse is within a 10-minute walk of Sacred Heart Church, Roscommon Castle, and Dominican Priory. La Téne Stone and Roscommon County Museum are also within 10 minutes.
Situated in Athlone, this spa hotel is within 3 mi (5 km) of Burren Exposure, Athlone Leisure World, and Athlone Castle. St. Peter and Paul's Church and Rose Island are also within 3 mi (5 km).
Situated in Roscommon, this bed & breakfast is within a 15-minute walk of Sacred Heart Church and Roscommon Museum. Dominican Priory and La Téne Stone are also within 1 mi (2 km).
Situated in the historical district, this spa hotel is within 9 mi (15 km) of Arigna Mining Experience, Sliabh an Iarainn Visitor Centre, and Lough Allen. Lough Key Forest Park and Lough Allen Adventure Centre are also within 9 mi (15 km).