South Roscommon Heritage Trail
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Location Rindoon, County Roscommon, Ireland # Locations 22
Media Audio, Text, & Pictures Tour Type Driving Category Historical Places
Description Welcome to the South Roscommon Heritage Trail which contains 22 of the best heritage sites located in South Roscommon. Some are well known, others are hidden gems, all are an essential part of our past and of Roscommon's rich heritage. We hope you enjoy visiting some if not all of them. Richard Collins of St. John's House B&B in Rindoon and Nollaig Feeney, Heritage Officer for County Roscommon have shared their joint passion for the heritage of their environs with this wonderful Heritage Trail. All of the places you might have heard of, as well as a few you'll be glad to know of are included here. It's a great addition to finding these hidden gems in the heart of Ireland. Using St. John's House B&B as your base, you could easily visit all of these sites in a week, or why not come back over a few weekends and combine some fishing, walking and birdwatching around the peninsula? Richard will of course be happy to prep you in advance of your day's activities as well as answering any questions you may have that evening - hows that for a comprehensive service? There's a wide range of ancient monuments, holy wells and burial sites to visit, each with a fascinating lore to them. Roscommon may not roll off the tongues of all visitors to Ireland, but to those who seek beauty and culture, it is place they'll be happy to come back to again and again. The sites are of course for you to decide on, but based on proximity and what can realistically be covered in a day allowing for time out and lunch, we've divided the points of interest into bunches allowing for daily itineraries: Day One: Points 1-5 Knockcroghery and Lecarrow. Day Two: Points 6-10 Roscommon Town. Day Three: Points 11-16 The Suck Valley. Day Four: Points 17-22 Down to the Shannon. Tips: The places listed on this Trail are spread out over 25 miles. A serious cyclist would be able to cover these places, but for someone hoping to enjoy a leisurely few days, we'd recommend driving. Do not use this App while driving. NOTE: Please note that the tour is subject to acceptance of our Licence. This guide was written and devised by Richard Collins together with Nollaig Feeney.
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Ancient monument
11. La Tène Stone
On arrival, go through stone gates. Stone is 50m on the right. Known as the Castlestr...(more)

Category: Ancient monument
Lat: 53.58685 Lon: -8.27213
17. Meehambee Dolmen
Park at tomb sign beside road. The 300 metre long Bridle Pathway at Meehambee, Drum ...(more)

Category: Ancient monument
Lat: 53.41188 Lon: -8.01972
Castle
1. Rinn Duin
Park outside the main green gate beside the looped walk map. There is public access f...(more)

Category: Castle
Lat: 53.543546 Lon: -8.005385
10. Roscommon Castle
Park on road leading to the castle, beside Loughnameane Park. Built in 1269 by Robert...(more)

Category: Castle
Lat: 53.63446 Lon: -8.19239
Fort
22. Shannonbridge Fortifications
These fortifications are an outstanding example of early 19th century artillery forti...(more)

Category: Fort
Lat: 53.278611 Lon: -8.046389
Hedge School
18. Curraghaleen Hedge School
Park on road beside school. Not many ruins of Hedge Schools are to be found today in ...(more)

Category: Hedge School
Phone: +353879918966
Lat: 53.41071 Lon: -8.04632
Holy well
15. Brideswell Holy Well
A superb example of a well maintained holy well in the centre of the village. Good lo...(more)

Category: Holy well
Lat: 53.45278 Lon: -8.08888
16. St Ronan's Holy Well and Rag Tree
Holy wells are sacred sites that have continued in use since prehistory. A bride migh...(more)

Category: Holy well
Address:
Sraduff, Taghmaconnell
Lat: 53.38421 Lon: -8.14489
19. Drum Heritage Centre, Holy Well and Graveyard
Drum Heritage Centre has a large display area containing one of the largest collectio...(more)

Category: Holy well
Lat: 53.39827 Lon: -8.03146
Landmark
5. Mote Park Lion
There is no formal access but can be seen from the raod. Entrance gate to former Mote...(more)

Category: Landmark
Address:
Knockroe, off the N61.
Lat: 53.58971 Lon: -8.1425
Milestone
14. Milestone - Curraghboy
Located on East wall beside the road. A rare roadside pillar showing 6 Irish miles to...(more)

Category: Milestone
Address:
Just off R362, Curraghboy.
Lat: 53.48409 Lon: -8.11094
Museum
4. Claypipe Centre
The village of Knockcroghery in South Roscommon has been famous for almost 300 years ...(more)

Category: Museum
Address:
Knockcroghery.
Lat: 53.57631 Lon: -8.09566
9. Roscommon Museum
Park on road or in adjacent car park. Roscommon County Museum has a large range of u...(more)

Category: Museum
Address:
The Square, Roscommon.
Lat: 53.63128 Lon: -8.19087
Religious site
2. Scregg Passage Tomb
Known locally as ‘The Cloghogle' this site has no formal public access but can easily...(more)

Category: Religious site
Address:
Off the L2006/Lisdaulan.
Lat: 53.54772 Lon: -8.11187
6. Roscommon Abbey
Also known as the Friary. Founded over 750 years ago by Felim O' Conor who was buried...(more)

Category: Religious site
Address:
Off the Circular Road, Abbeytown.
Lat: 53.62504 Lon: -8.19315
7. Sacred Heart Church
Park on road. The foundation stone was laid on St. Patrick's Day 1897 on land given b...(more)

Category: Religious site
Address:
Abbey Street, Roscommon Town
Lat: 53.62825 Lon: -8.19378
8. St. Coman's Graveyard
For a site associated with St Coman (c. 750 AD) there are scant remains of ancient bu...(more)

Category: Religious site
Address:
Church Street, Roscommon Town.
Lat: 53.62912 Lon: -8.19103
20. Thomastown Mausoleum
The cemetery and the very fine Naghten mausoleum were both restored in 1997-1999 by D...(more)

Category: Religious site
Address:
Thomastown, Just off the M6.
Lat: 53.36842 Lon: -8.07234
21. Nure Wake House
Park beside the road. Known to the present day as "The Caoinna Marbh" (crying of the ...(more)

Category: Religious site
Address:
between the M6 & the Shannon.
Lat: 53.345 Lon: -8.01004
Ringfort
3. Brehony's Ringfort
This site has no formal public access but can be seen from road. Park in bay beside h...(more)

Category: Ringfort
Lat: 53.55869 Lon: -8.116
Sheela-na-Gig
13. Sheela-na-Gig
Park beside the entrance to the graveyard. Located in the ruined church. The sheela n...(more)

Category: Sheela-na-Gig
Address:
Taghboy graveyard.
Lat: 53.49734 Lon: -8.24745
Windmill
12. Lobbinroe Windmill
A tower mill built c.1750, and consolidated c.1990. A stone in door reveal is inscrib...(more)

Category: Windmill
Address:
Off L2011.
Lat: 53.5214 Lon: -8.19328