Roscommon (Ros Comáin) does have a remote and landlocked attraction to it. If traveling on the train from Dublin, you'll be able to see all the bog land. Further exploration into the heart of the county reveals some real treasures; there are over 5,000 ancient ruins.
Roscommon Town is a busy commercial area, but worth a quick visit. The Roscommon Museum (090 662 5613, open June–September, Monday–Friday, 10
The supposedly haunted Boyle Abbey (071 966 2604) was founded in the 1160s. Considered one of the best-preserved priories of its kind in Ireland, Cromwell's men destroyed much of the place, but the gatehouse (now a visitor center) succinctly details the events. Open daily 10
While in County Roscommon be sure to check out Strokestown Village and its Park House, Gardens, and Famine Museum. The pleasant village of Strokestown (B éal na mBuillí) offers some interesting (and educational) attractions, including a raw look back at tragic times accurately portrayed in the Famine Museum. It is connected to the Strokestown Park House (071 963 3013,