High kings, stately houses, subterranean mine tours and a jail reputed to have had the only hangwoman in Ireland - Lady Betty - are just a taste of what lies in store in Roscommon.
Roscommon isn’t just full of surprises today. It’s been throwing
them up through a rich history. High kings, stately houses, subterranean mine tours and a complex of over 200 medieval sites at a Rathcroghan’s World Heritage Site in the making are just a taste of what lies in store.
As the birthplace of Percy French, Douglas Hyde and Matt Molloy, Roscommon has always had a strong affinity with culture, heritage and the arts. Visit today, and you’ll find a wealth of festivals, summer schools, performance, song and dance carrying on the tradition.
Got Roscommon roots? You’re in good company. Percy French, Douglas Hyde and Hollywood star Maureen O’Sullivan are just three famous faces hailing from the county. Why not research your family tree over the course of a holiday? Here are some suggestions to get you started.
This project received grant aid from Roscommon LEADER Partnership Rural Development Programme which is financed by the Irish Government under the Rural Development Programme Ireland 2007-2013 and by the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development:Europe investing in Rural Areas.