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.