Roscommon trip planner
Create a fully customized
day-by-day itinerary for free
Trip Planner : Europe / Ireland / Western Ireland / Province of Connacht / County Roscommon / Roscommon
Roscommon is the county town of County Roscommon in Ireland. It is near the meeting of the N60, N61 and N63 roads, putting it roughly in the centre of Ireland.The name Roscommon is derived from Coman mac Faelchon who built a monastery there in the 5th century. The woods near the monastery became known as Ros Comáin (St. Coman's Wood). This was later anglicised to Roscommon.Its population at the 2006 census was 5,017 (including rural area). Despite the town itself having a relatively small population, it caters to a large fraction of the population of County Roscommon as Castlerea and Boyle are the only other major towns in the county.HistoryIt was the homeland of the Connachta dynasty, and included such kingdoms as Uí Maine, Delbhna Nuadat, Síol Muirdeach, and Moylurg. In addition, it contained areas known as Trícha cét's, Túath and is the homeland of surnames such as Ó Conchobhair (O'Connor), Mac Diarmada (McDermott), Ó Ceallaigh (Kelly), Ó Birn (Beirne, Byrne, Burns), Mac Donnchadha (McDonough) and Brennan (Mac Branáin and Ó Branáin).Roscommon is in County Roscommon. Add Roscommon and other destinations to your itinerary using our Ireland online itinerary maker , and learn about what to see, what to do, and where to stay.
Create a full itinerary — for free!
Plan your trip to Roscommon
Get a personalized planA complete day-by-day itinerary
based on your preferences
Customize itRefine your plan. We'll find the
best routes and schedules
Book itChoose from the best hotels
and activities. Up to 50% off
Manage itEverything in one place.
Everyone on the same page.
Top tours near Roscommon
Celtic Boyne Valley Day Trip from Dublin BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $50
Duration: 10 hours
All-Ireland 6-Day Tour from Dublin BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $593
Duration: 6 days
9-Day All Ireland Tour from Dublin BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $773
Duration: 9 days
Popular things to do in Roscommon
Places to visit with Roscommon
Recently planned trips to Roscommon
6 days in Athlone & Roscommon BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES October, popular sights PREFERENCES: October ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 16 days in United Kingdom & Ireland BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES October, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: October, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 3 days in County Roscommon BY A USER FROM IRELAND August, popular sights PREFERENCES: August ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 14 days in Ireland, Boston & Ballycastle BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES August, teens, popular sights PREFERENCES: August, teens ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 5 days in Roscommon BY A USER FROM IRELAND July, popular sights PREFERENCES: July ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 1 day in County Roscommon BY A USER FROM IRELAND June, popular sights PREFERENCES: June ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium