County Roscommon

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County Roscommon
Image:IrelandRoscommon.png
Area: 2,547 km²
Capital: Roscommon
Code: RN
Population: 53,774 (2002)
Province: Connacht

County Roscommon (Ros Comáin in Irish) is a county located in central Ireland. Area: 2547 km² (983 square miles). Roscommon is in the province of Connacht.

Roscommon County Crest
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Roscommon County Crest

Roscommon is also the name of the county town. Athlone on the River Shannon -- which lies partly in Roscommon and partly in County Westmeath (in the neighbouring province of Leinster) -- is considered to be Ireland's most central town. Tulsk is the nearest village to the mythological site of Rath Cruachán, home of Queen Medb (Maedbh, Maeve) and the Morrigan, which was the starting point for an epic tale in Irish Literature of the Táin Bó Cúailgne or Cattle Raid of Cooley, famously translated by Thomas Kinsella. Roscommon has much to interest those interested in Irish heritage or history.

Towns and Villages

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