Roscommon Castle
Roscommon Castle
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Frank Scott
Roscommon, Ireland27 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
So it is cold and windy but still well worth a visit. The OPW who manage the site are resurfacing the internal paths and are building a new viewing platform on one of the castle towers Later the local Council will have the Castle lit at night so it should look fantastic. There is a guide from Thursday to Sunday, weather permitting from about 12.30pm to about 3.30pm and he is free. The tour is worth it and a tip after is a good thing to do..
Written 30 January 2020
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Michelle S
11 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2021 • Friends
A truly beautiful place to visit. Excellently kept and so much to offer by way of children's playground, walkway, beautiful pond. Handcrafted wooden statues of Irish Heroes, an amazing handcrafted nature seat carved with animals etc. Plenty of picnic space and a beautiful historic castle to visit. Great credit to all who have made this possible.
Written 17 June 2021
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Sue E
London, UK27 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Couples
This castle is part of historic Roscommon, and shows signs of being partially restored for safety and kept for future generations, it sits in a beautiful park which is a good space for those taking exercise and has a playground for younger children. Even in grey January the birds were singing and it was peaceful. There are helpful signs about the castle’s historic past and it was a pleasant way to pass time here. The castle was originally built in the 13th century for the English King Henry III and raided by Irish Kings of Connacht whose sculptural faces are part of the park’s decorative additions. Later it became a home rather than a stronghold, and the layout changed to provide formal gardens and “modern” amenities for the occupants.
Written 28 January 2024
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nolajackie
New Orleans, LA105 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Couples
We stopped at Roscommon Castle on our drive from Galway to Dublin. Roscommon does not have staff. It is open to walk around with no admission. We really liked the freedom to explore after already learning about so many castles in Ireland. Roscommon does have signage to give some history about the castle. There is a lovely park next door.
Written 7 July 2023
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rubylass
cork190 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Family
Lovely visit to the castle. It is free entry so open all year round. It’s a lovely place for the kids to run around and marvel at what the castle would have been if it hadn’t been destroyed. It’s location beside a park is fab and is well worth a visit. There is plenty parking nearby also so ideal for a picnic.
Written 4 April 2023
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Travelling_with_kids
Athlone, Ireland132 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2021 • Family
Nice walk. The castle was a great hit. The kids loved climbing over the large stones.

The statues and chair are a lovely addition to the park.

Theres a nice sized playground, good for kids 8 and under i would say
Written 8 July 2021
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CndFamilyInLondon
London, UK56 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2021 • Couples
Large major castle ruins. Self-guided walk-thru, with nicely maintained grounds and detailed informative sign board at castle entrance. Worth stopping in to walk around when driving in the vicinity.
Written 27 October 2021
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BlondeOnaBike
Bethlehem, PA255 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022
The park in which the castle is situated is just a short walk from the center of town. I was fortunate it was a lovely afternoon when I decided to explore upon my arrival. The Castle is a wonderful sight to see and well kept. The park has lovely walking paths.
Written 24 July 2022
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egwanderlust
Hampton, NH1,743 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2019
We came a bit late on a Wednesday afternoon and luckily bumped into Frank as he was leaving. He offered to give us a tour and we are glad he did. You can truly tell that he loves archaeology and his knowledge of this property was impressive. Most historical tours are dry but Frank kept our attention.

The property may be smaller now but historically it was a large estate. If we had taken a self-guided tour we wouldn't have got the full experience. Thanks again Frank!
Written 1 October 2019
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Keith Mackin
Roscommon, Ireland9 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2018 • Family
The Castle is in the grounds of Loughnanane Park of Roscommon Town, A Thirteenth Century Castle that was destroyed by Cromwell's Troops. It is free to enter and admire, the 14 acre Park is also a pleasure to walk around. A must for visitors of Roscommon Town.
Written 12 February 2019
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