Roscommon People

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The name Roscommon comes from the Irish word 'Ros', meaning a gentle terrain and Coman, referring to the name of an Irish Saint. Roscommon is the only county in Connacht without a coastline. However, there is no shortage of water, as Roscommon has the longest stretch of the River Shannon of all the ten counties it passes through. There are also numerous lakes and smaller rivers.

Roscommon has connections with many famous people from Ireland's history. Let's find out more about some of these people.