County Roscommon Archives and Libraries

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For a list of archives and libraries on the national level, go to the Ireland Archives and Libraries page.

Archives[edit | edit source]

British Newspaper Archive (County Roscommon)
Website: British Newspaper Archive (County Roscommon)

County Roscommon Genealogy Archives
Website: County Roscommon Genealogy Archives

Ireland Genealogy Projects (County Roscommon)
Website: Ireland Genealogy Projects (County Roscommon)

The Irish Archives (County Roscommon)
Website: The Irish Archives (County Roscommon)

Roscommon Local Studies and Archives
Library Headquarters
Abbey Street
Roscommon F42 RP49
Telephone: 090 663 7272 (Local Studies Staff)/090 6637277 (Roscommon Branch Library)
Website: Roscommon Local Studies and Archives
Website #2: Library Services Local Studies Collection

As most people have an interest in the history of their own locality, a small local history collection has been placed in each branch library. The main collection is held at Library Headquarters in Roscommon town. Roscommon library also has an extensive collection of local history files which include copies of articles from journals, newspaper cuttings, maps, etc,. relating to all aspects of Roscommon history, culture, archaeology, people, and places. These files can be consulted in the library and copied if required.

Libraries[edit | edit source]

Ballaghaderreen Branch Library
Main Street
Ballaghaderreen F45 E3C3
Telephone: 094 9877044
Website: Ballaghaderreen Branch Library
Website #2: Ballaghaderreen Branch Library

Boyle Branch Library
King House
Boyle F52 HN50
Telephone: 071 9662800
Website: Boyle Branch Library

Castlerea Branch Library
Main Street
Castlerea F45 C8P7
Telephone: 094 9620745
Website: Castlerea Branch Library
Website #2: Castlerea Branch Library

Elphin Branch Library
Main Street
Elphin F45 VW27
Telephone: 071 9635775
Email #2:
Website: Elphin Branch Library
Website #2: Elphin Branch Library

Roscommon Branch Library
Abbey Street
Roscommon F42 RP49
Telephone: 090 6637277
Website: Roscommon Branch Library

Strokestown Branch Library
Bawn Street
Strokestown F42 RH39
Telephone: 071 9634027
Website: Strokestown Branch Library
Website #2: Strokestown Branch Library

Museums[edit | edit source]

Derryglad Folk and Heritage Museum
Athlone N37 W1K8
Telephone: 090 6488192
Website: Derryglad Folk and Heritage Museum
Website #2: Derryglad Folk Museum
Website #3: Derryglad Folk and Heritage Museum
Website #4: Derryglad Folk and Heritage Museum
Website #5: Derryglad Folk and Heritage Museum

The collection deals with Farm & Folk life in Ireland from the 18th century to the recent past.

National Famine Museum
Strokestown Park House
Telephone: 071 963 3013
Website: National Famine Museum
Website #2: The Irish National Famine Museum
Website #3: National Famine Museum

The fascinating National Famine Museum at Strokestown tells the story of the Famine and highlights the parallels between a tragic chapter of Irish History and contemporary global hunger.

Roscommon County Museum
Dr. John Harrison Memorial Hall
The Square
Roscommon Town
Telephone: 090 6625613/087 6546512
Website: Roscommon County Museum
Website #2: Roscommon County Museum
Website #3: Roscommon County Museum
Website #4: Roscommon County Museum

Roscommon County Museum is a museum dedicated to the history of County Roscommon and is run by the County Roscommon Historical and Archaeological Society.

For a list of County Roscommon museums, go to List of museums in the Republic of Ireland in Wikipedia. Click on the arrow in the column heading labeled County to make the listing alphabetical by county name beginning with County Carlow.