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  NationMaster - Encyclopedia: County Roscommon
County Kerry (Irish: Ciarraí) is a county in the southwest of Ireland, in the Munster province of the Republic of Ireland, informally referred to as The Kingdom.
County Tipperary (Tiobraid Árann in Irish) is a county in the Republic of Ireland, in the province of Munster.
Wexford (Loch Garman in Irish) is a maritime county in the southeast of Ireland, in the province of Leinster.
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 Roscommon County, Michigan - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Roscommon County is a county in the U.S. state of Michigan.
In the county the population was spread out with 20.00% under the age of 18, 5.50% from 18 to 24, 21.40% from 25 to 44, 29.30% from 45 to 64, and 23.80% who were 65 years of age or older.
The county government operates the jail, maintains rural roads, operates the major local courts, keeps files of deeds and mortgages, maintains vital records, administers public health regulations, and participates with the state in the provision of welfare and other social services.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Roscommon_County,_Michigan   (458 words)

  
 Ballaghaderreen - County Roscommon
{rahs-kahm'-uhn} Roscommon is a county in Connacht province in north central Ireland.
Sheep are raised in the highlands, oats and potatoes are grown, and coal is mined in the hills.
PRESIDENT Hyde, Douglas (1860-1949), Irish scholar and author, first president of Eire (Ireland), serving 1938-45; born in County Roscommon; well known for his work to make Gaelic a living language; president of Gaelic League, of which he was a founder, 1893-1915; wrote `A Literary History of Ireland'; translations from Gaelic, and plays.
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The county was known as Roscommon from about the mid 1500's as one of the first references in court papers date from the late 14th century, it was set up similar to the English "shire" system.
The JUDICIAL shire or county of Roscommon is mentioned at the Inquisition taken at Roscommon town on the 16th July 1607, which set out the boundaries of the county.
Roscommon county went through a major up-heaval during the Cromwellian years (mid 1600's) as it was one of the counties reserved for the " habatation of the Irish Nation" under the Act of 1653.
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 County Roscommon   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Roscommon is also the name of the town.
Athlone on the River Shannon -- which lies partly in Roscommon partly in County Westmeath (in the neighbouring province of Leinster) -- is considered to be Ireland's central town.
Connacht: The counties Galway, Mayo, Sligo, Leitrim and Roscommon in Ireland
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 CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA: Roscommon
Capital of County Roscommon, Ireland; owes origin and name to a monastery founded by St. Coman in the first half of the eighth century on a "ros" or wooded point amidst marshes.
Roscommon became a seat of learning as well as of authority, and had scholars and scribes celebrated in the national annals.
The Dominican friary that was situated at Roscommon was founded in the year 1253 by Fedhlimidh O'Conchubhair, King of Connaught, and consecrated to the Blessed Virgin in 1257; in 1265 the founder ended his stormy life within its walls, and was buried there.
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 County Roscommon, IrelandGenWeb Project
Roscommon, Irish Ros Comáin, county in the province of Connaught, Ireland.
It is bounded by Counties Sligo to the north, Leitrim to the northeast, Longford and Westmeath to the east, Offaly to the southeast, Galway to the southwest, and Mayo to the west.
Athlone on the Shannon is the main point of entry to the county; north of it lies Lough (lake) Ree and, farther upstream, Loughs Bofin and Boderg.
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 Dáil Éireann - Volume 363 - 22 January, 1986 - Written Answers. - County Roscommon Social Welfare Statistics.
Doherty asked the Minister for Social Welfare the number of persons in County Roscommon who were in receipt of unemployment benefit in each of the years 1981 to 1985, inclusive, and the total amount paid in each year.
Doherty asked the Minister for Social Welfare the number of persons in County Roscommon who were in receipt of unemployment assistance in each [184] of the years 1981 to 1985, inclusive, and the total amount paid in each year.
Doherty asked the Minister for Social Welfare the number of persons in County Roscommon who were in receipt of an invalidity pension in each of the years 1981 to 1985, inclusive; and the total amount paid in each of the years.
historical-debates.oireachtas.ie /D/0363/D.0363.198601220182.html   (393 words)

  
 County Roscommon travel guide - Wikitravel
County Roscommon is in the Republic of Ireland.
Athlone is the largest town in the county, but is shared across the Shannon with county Westmeath in Leinster.
The population is sparse and the county has had a long history of decline and emigration along with most of the west of Ireland.
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 County roscommon - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Start the County roscommon article or add a request for it.
Look for "County roscommon" in Wiktionary, our sister dictionary project.
Look for County roscommon in the Wikimedia Commons, our repository for free images, music, sound, and video.
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 Dáil Éireann - Volume 363 - 22 January, 1986 - Written Answers. - County Roscommon Social Welfare Statistics.
Doherty asked the Minister for Social Welfare the number of people in County Roscommon who are in receipt of the prescribed relative's allowance in each of the years 1981 to 1985, inclusive; and the total cost in each case.
Doherty asked the Minister for Social Welfare the number of women in County Roscommon who were in receipt of the social assistance allowance for single women in each of the years [180] 1981 to 1985, inclusive; and the total cost in each case.
Doherty asked the Minister for Social Welfare the number of persons in County Roscommon who were in receipt of disability benefit in each of the years 1981 to 1985, inclusive; and the total amount paid in each year.
www.oireachtas-debates.gov.ie /D/0363/D.0363.198601220179.html   (457 words)

  
 Roscommon County, Michigan - InfoMI.com
Roscommon County is centrally located in the lower penninsula of Michigan.
This county was also the source for some of the largest White Pine forests and thus the home to loggers and their support industries.
Roscommon County is trully a year round resort area and one of Michigan's most popular recreation areas.
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 County Roscommon
County Roscommon is in the dioceses of Elphin, Achonry, Clonfert, Tuam, and Ardagh.
This county was served by the District Registry of Tuam.
Papers from surrounding counties shuold be searched, starting with those in the county adjacent to the area of interest.
www.rootsweb.com /~fianna/county/roscommon.html   (542 words)

  
 County Roscommon receives funding for Group Broadband Schemes
Six applications under the County and Group Broadband scheme for County Roscommon have recently been approved for funding by the Department of Communications, Marine and Natural Resources.
Mayor of County Roscommon and member of the West Regional Authority Cllr.
Broadband is an infrastructure that Roscommon County urgently requires and will be a major boost in promoting the economic development of the County’.
www.westbic.ie /news-county-roscommon-receives-funding-for-group-broadband-schemes.html   (405 words)

  
 County Roscommon - Detaillierte Informationen   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Roscommon ist eine Grafschaft (county) in der Republik Irland.
County Roscommon Heritage and Genealogy Society Roman Catholic records in County Roscommon which commence between 1789 and 1865...
County Roscommon, IrelandGenWeb Project In antiquity, northwestern County Roscommon was MacDermott country; and part of the south was...
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 Information Roscommon Information County Roscommon Ireland Tourist Information Roscommon Attractions Heritage Sites ...
Roscommon is an inland county situated between the Shannon River, to the east, and its chief tributary, the Suck River, to the west.
Roscommon was little affected by the Norman invasion and was one of the counties left to the native proprietors by Cromwell in the seventeenth century.
There is a permanent display dealing with Roscommon surnames, around which a series of historical and heritage exhibitions are held each season.The Church of Ireland Church, in which the centre is housed, contains an octagonal nave, a unique architectural feature of its period in Ireland.
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Roscommon is home to Clonalis House, the monarchical residence of the O'Connors, the last High Kings of Ireland.
Other significant landmarks in Roscommon include Boyle Abbey Cistercian church, the Claypipe Visitors Centre which features 250 years of clay pipe production history, Lough Key Forest Park, a 350 hectare national park possessing some of the finest woodlands, bog lands, lake front on Lough Key, and underground tunnels.
For travellers interested in the rich history of Ireland, the winner of the Museum of the Year 2001, the National Museum of Ireland, is found in Roscommon.
roscommon.travelinireland.com   (163 words)

  
 Links of interest to County Roscommon in the west of Ireland
Roscommon comes from the Irish 'Ros' a wooded, gentle height and Coman, the name of the county's famous saint and the first bishop of the see.
Dr Douglas Hyde (first Irish president) was born in County Roscommon and the GAA park in County Roscommon is named after him - Hyde Park.
In the heartland of Connacht, Ireland a forgotten landscape is being brought to light in the award-winning Cruachan Aí Visitor Centre.
www.roscommonlinks.com   (225 words)

  
 County Roscommon Ireland Hotels
Castlecoote House is an early Georgian Palladian mansion built on the grounds of a ruined 16th century castle overlooking the beautiful River Suck.
It is surrounded by woodland and the pastoral countryside of County Roscommon.
O'Gara's Royal Hotel, which nestles in the very heart of the beautiful county of Roscommon, surrounded by history and charm, where we can guarantee traditional Irish hospitality at its best.
www.tourclare.com /roscommon.php   (401 words)

  
 Free Surname Search - County Roscommon, Ireland
County Roscommon, Ireland International Genealogical Index (IGI) Batch Numbers.
Partly in the parish of Creagh, County Roscommon but chiefly in the parish of Kilcloony, County Galway.
Carrick-on-Shannon, Ireland in Pigot & Co's Provincial Directory of Ireland for 1824 : Carrick-on-Shannon is partly in Killukin Parish, Barony of Boyle, County Roscommon, and partly in Kiltoghert Parish, Barony of Leitrim, County Leitrim.
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 Bed and Breakfast in County Roscommon
Finding a bed and breakfast in County Roscommon has never been easier with this site and by linking directly with the businesses you are guaranteed the cheapest rates.
Roscommon's quiet country lanes and breathtaking scenery makes it one of the most popular destinations in the West.
In the past Roscommon was the home to a large number of the Anglo-Irish gentry and Roscommon Castle is well worth a visit to see how they lived.
www.irelandbedandbreakfast.biz /Roscommon/index.asp   (220 words)

  
 Roscommon Chamber of Commerce, Roscommon, County Roscommon
The Roscommon Chamber of Commerce has positioned itself as the prime business organisation representing the businesses in Roscommon town, Co. Roscommon.
The Chamber has a membership of seventy members and is active on a number of local issues in regard to the town of Roscommon.
Roscommon Chamber of Commerce meet on a regular basis and are instrumental in organising a number of community events and working on local issues.
www.irelandwide.com /chamcom/rcc/index.htm   (148 words)

  
 Dáil Éireann - Volume 363 - 11 February, 1986 - Ceisteanna — Questions. Oral Answers. - County Roscommon ...
Leyden asked the Minister for Industry, Trade, Commerce and Tourism the number of jobs provided with assistance from the IDA in County Roscommon in 1985; and the steps which the propose to take in 1986 to create jobs for 2,500 people presently registered as unemployed in County Roscommon.
The number of first time jobs established in County Roscommon in 1985 was 111.
Collins: In the Boyle, Castlerea and Roscommon centres the number on the live register in December 1983 was 1,834 and in December 1985 it was 1,870.
www.oireachtas-debates.gov.ie /D/0363/D.0363.198602110007.html   (767 words)

  
 County Roscommon 118 Local Search Directory - Ask Whatever about County Roscommon
County Roscommon family life from education to County Roscommon weddings.
The local environment of County Roscommon is very important and should be protected.
All year round in County Roscommon these County Roscommon searches are always in season.
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 Irish Roots   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
It covers every county in Ireland and it is a free service.
You can choose a link directly to the county you are interested in from the menu on the left.
If you are not sure of the county your ancestors are from use the "Ireland Section".
www.mayo-ireland.ie /Geneal/Roscmmn.htm   (111 words)

  
 B&B Roscommon Guesthouse Accommodation County Roscommon, Bed and Breakfast, The Villa
Roscommon is a small county town located in Co. Roscommon and is paradise for those that are enthusiasts of water related activities.
The town is home to several historical sites which include Roscommon castle that was built in 1269 only to be taken by Hugh O'Connor in 1276.
The Dominican Friary built during the 13th century is worth a visit as is the Roscommon Jail.
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 GENUKI: County Roscommon
"Roscommon, a county of Ireland, province of Connaught, bounded E by Longford and Westmeath, S by Galway, W by Mayo, N by Sligo, and NE by Leitrim, 50 English m.
It is a flat open coutry, in some places sprinkled with rocks, in many interrupted by extensive bogs, and but little diversified by hills.
The Shannon divides it from Longford and Westmeath, and the Suck from Galway.
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 Welcome to Ireland West-About Ireland West
Roscommon offers an enchanting glimpse of hidden treasure to those who seek.
Brimful of history and heritage, Roscommon boasts many archaeological structures including Rathcroghan, ancient home of the High Kings.
The warmth of the people is tangible, part of the essence of the county.
www.irelandwest.ie /?id=30   (111 words)

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