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Roscommon is located in the heart of Ireland the River Shannon borders the east of the county and the River Suck the west, with Lough Key, Lough Gara & Lough Boderg to the North and Lough Ree to the east.As you can imagine it is a magnet for fisherman from all over Europe, making the region one of the most popular angling destinations in the country.

Elphin, a market town in County Roscommon situated between Roscommon Town and Sligo, and it is only a short drive from Carrick-on-Shannon, Boyle and Knock Airport. The town of Elphin has had some historical people originate from this area such as Percy French, songwriter, entertainer and water colour artist, and Oliver Goldsmith, the poet, author and physician may have been born in this area. Elphin Windmill, as above, is a beautiful sight, built in the 1700's. Elphin town which has its background in agriculture has a regular mart nearby.

 

Elphin Windmill, County Roscommon, Ireland

 

 

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in Co. Roscommon which is in the province of Connacht. The town is situated at the foot of the Curlieu Mountains, on the main Dublin/Sligo N4 route. Boyle has many historical buildings and archaeological sites have long been of national importance.

 

 

 

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Roscommon Lamb Festival held at end of April, celebrates all aspects of County Roscommon food, farming, and heritage a showcase for the quality of locally produced food and lamb in Roscommon, entertainment for all the family.
O'Carolan Harp & Traditional Music Festival & Summer School is held annually in August in Keadue County Roscommon.
 

 

 

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Castlestranged Scribed Stone

Roscommon Abbey ruins is just at the end of Roscommon town and from there visit Roscommon Castle. The Castlestrange Scribed Stone is located near Athleague and dates back to the Iron Age. Enjoy a day out in Roscommon at Strokestown Park House, Gardens and Famine Museum. Arigna Mountains & Mining Experience gives visitors a unique insight into what coal mining life was like in the Arigna Valley in the 1700's.

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Athlone Golf Club, Co Roscommon

Roscommon has many great walks such as Arigna Miners' Way & Historical Trail, Cloonfad Scenic Walks, and the walking route in The Suck Valley Way. Take a stroll through and enjoy Lough Key Forest Park  with its trees, bridges and canals and walks and trails through the native woodlands. For the Golfers there is Ballaghaderreen Golf Club, Roscommon Golf Club and Strokestown Golf Club.
 
     
 
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