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Roscommon

county roscommonRoscommon is the third largest of Connacht's five counties and borders every other Connacht county including Galway, Mayo, Sligo and Leitrim.

An inland county, Roscommon is situated between the River Shannon, to the east, and its chief tributary, the River Suck, to the west. Roscommon county is a level plain, intersperced with low hills and many island-dotted lakes.

The first President of Ireland, Dr Douglas Hyde, was born in County Roscommon and Hyde Park - the GAA park in the county - is named after him.

Other notable landmarks in Roscommon include Clonalis House in Castlerea, the ancestral home of the O'Conors, the last High Kings of Ireland and Kings of Connaught. Strokestown Park House and Museum is an award-winning museum for its portrayal of the great Irish Famine.

Lough Key Forest Park, over 840 acres of lakeside parkland, is located 5 miles east of the town of Boyle and is noted for having thirty-two islands, coincidentally the number of counties in Ireland.


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