- County Roscommon
Popular Surnames: Flanagan, Flynn, Kenny, Higgins, Brennan, Towey
Roscommon is located in the mid-west of Ireland, just inland from Co.Mayo. It is home to many of the beautiful rolling hills and meadows that you think of when thinking of Ireland. There are plenty of fun things to see and do in Roscommon. Many tourists visiting the area take some time to explore Lough Key Forest Park. Located on the lake ‘Lough Key’, the park is full of adventure activities including zip lining, kayaking, canoeing, hiking, paintball and more. In the middle of the lake, you can see the ruins McDermott’s Castle standing tall on Castle Island. The castle can be traced back to 1184, a really great place to take the family. Visitors to Roscommon also enjoy seeing Strokestown Park! The beautiful mansion dates back to 1800s and still has many of its original furnishings. The park also comprising of a castle, many stunning gardens and the National Famine Museum. There is so much to learn here. Why not take a walk and enjoy the lovely Roscommon landscapes. Truly worth a look! With the lake as the center you’ll see many of the reeds and brush that Naomh Padraig uses to create her beautiful St. Brigid Crosses carried here at Biddy Murphy. Ogham Wishes is also located in County Roscommon, inspired by these beautifully historical surroundings.