Local Attractions Roscommon
Castlrea, Co. Roscommon
Clonalis House - ancestral home of the O'Conors of Connacht Nestled in a crescent of cypress and redwood trees and overlooking a parkland of oak and copper beech, sits Clonalis House a wonderful Irish Country House and ancestral home of the O'Conors of Connacht. The family here are direct descendants of Connacht's traditional ruling dynasty and in the 12th Century AD, of Ireland's last High Kings.
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Arigna Mining Experience
Derreenavoggy, Arigna, Co. Roscommon
The Arigna area has a long tradition of mining which dates back to the 1600s when Charles Coote established iron works at Crevelea and Arigna. Charcoal, made from local timber, was used in the smelting process; however, as local timber supplies reduced, it was necessary to find an alternative fuel. It was through this search that coal was discovered in the area. In 1788 the O'Reilly brothers founded an iron foundry where, for the first time in Ireland, coal was used in the smelting process.
Interpretive Galleries & Museum, Boyle, Co. Roscommon
Explore this magnificently restored 18th Century Georgian Mansion and delve into the dramatic episodes of its history with stories of a tragic Irish romance, cattle raids and great banquets, family feuds, a murder trial, mutiny, and feats of bravery and hardship in war of the famous Connaught Rangers Regiment.