Roscommon Self Catering Guide
Roscommon is an inland county where the main attraction is the beauty of island-dotted lakes.
The county's eastern boundary is formed by the River Shannon and its lakes. Located on Ireland's fertile central plain, the county has an area of 2,463 sq km.
Most of the county is situated between the River Shannon, to the east, and its chief tributary, the River Suck to the west.
Roscommon was home to the last of Ireland's High Kings. King Rory O'Connor, whose home, Clonalis House is a library for the O'Connor Clan, and is open to the public. Strokestown House, is now the national Famine Museum commemorating the Great Hunger.
Roscommon benefits from tourism on the River Shannon, Lough Ree, Lough Arrow and Lough Key. The Neolithic monuments in the Curlew mountains in the north are a major visitor attraction.