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The Royal Celtic Capital of Connacht: Tulsk, Co Roscommon

Covering over four square miles, at least 200 sites and monuments, and tracing through history from the earliest settlement (8,000 years ago) right through Stone Age, Iron Age, and Gaelic Kingship to the latest Medieval – this complex of sites is the ‘Celtic Royal Capital’ of Connacht, the western province of Ireland. Druids, Queen Maeve, […]

Discovering “The Stones”: Lecarrow, Co Roscommon

The Megalithic structures situated near the village of Lecarrow in South Co. Roscommon are relatively unknown. In the middle of the twentieth century it was thought by some to be just a jumble of stones? With improved understanding of these structures however there is now firm evidence that what exists here is indeed an early […]

Finding the Lost Town of Rindoon… the “Camelot of the Shannon”: Lecarrow, Co Roscommon

The deserted Medieval town of Rindoon is situated on a peninsula on the western shore of Lough Ree about nine miles north of Athlone. In 1227 Geoffrey Marisco erected a castle here on behalf of King Henry III of England. At its height, the population of Rindoon is estimated at about 1000 people, a considerable […]

The Entrance to Hell: Rathcroghan, Co Roscommon

I never would have thought I’d find the entrance to hell in Roscommon… although historians and locals would probably prefer we called it by its other name, Oweynagat or Cave of the Cats. The hell reference likely came from Christian reformers; however, there are stories of ancient beasts ascending from the cave during Samhain and […]

Carrick-on-Shannon Car Boot Sale: Co Roscommon

Sundays www.carrickcarbootsale.com

Boyle Farmers Market: Co Roscommon

Saturday 10am to 2pm http://www.unabhan.net/farmersmkt.htm

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