Local Attractions in Roscommon

Clonalis House

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.

Tel/Fax: +353 (0)94 962 0014
Web: www.clonalis.com

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.

Tel: (071) 964 6466
Web: www.arignaminingexperience.ie

King House

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.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION: Tel: +353 (0)71 966 3242
Fax: +353 (0)71 966 3243
Email: kinghouse@roscommoncoco.ie
Web: www.kinghouse.ie


Cruachan Aí Heritage Centre

Tulsk, Co Roscommon
The Rathcroghan Complex, one of Ireland's Celtic Royal Sites, has a long and mysterious history; filled with myths and legends, gods, ghosts and demons, and the fates of Ireland's royalty through te ages.  Each site has seen multiple layers of use, with royal households and ceremonies always within hte bounds of the Rathcroghan complex.  With over 200 known sites covering this area, a visit to ancient Cruachan gives you a lot to explore.

Tel/Fax: +353 (0)71 9639268
Email: http://www.rathcroghan.ie


Derryglad Folk Museum

Curraghboy, Athlone, Co. Roscommon

Why not pay a visit, where you can view over 6,000 items of the peace and tranquillity of South Roscommon's unspoiled and unexplored countryside. The museum deals with farm and folk life in Ireland, including horse drawn farm machinery, household utensils, old style 1930's thatched bar and grocery, laundry and diary memorabilia, radio's, gramophones and a wide range of indoor and outdoor rural artefacts. New display on old days old ways at school. Slates, slate pencils, dip pens ink and blotting paper.

Tel/Fax: +353 (0)90 648 8192
Email: folkmuseum@unison.ie


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    michael, salisbury

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    Philippa , Dublin

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