SOUTH ROSCOMMON HERITAGE GUIDE

 



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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