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County Roscommon

Mute Swan Cygnus olor ©Steve Blain Website

Birding County Roscommon

County Roscommon is a county located in central Ireland. Area: 2,547 square kilometres (983 sq mi). Roscommon is in the province of Connacht. It is the only county in Connacht that does not have a sea shore. Roscommon is also the name of the county town. Athlone, on the River Shannon, which lies partly in Roscommon and partly in County Westmeath (in the neighbouring province of Leinster), is considered to be Ireland's most central town. In 2008 it was revealed that statistically, Roscommon has the longest life expectancy of any county on the island of Ireland.

Lough Key in north Roscommon is noted for having thirty-two islands. This is, coincidentally, the number of counties on the island of Ireland.

Useful Reading

Fieldguides & Other Birding Books
For a full list of fieldguides and other books see the Republic of Ireland page


Birdwatch Ireland Roscommon Branch


Contacts & Events etc


Abbreviations Key

NHA Tullaghan Bog & Bay


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