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1. (Placename) an inland county of N central Republic of Ireland, in Connacht: economy based on cattle and sheep farming. County town: Roscommon. Pop: 53 774 (2002). Area: 2463 sq km (951 sq miles)
2. (Breeds) a former name for Galway3


(rɒsˈkɒm ən)

a county in Connaught, in the N Republic of Ireland. 54,499; 950 sq. mi. (2460 sq. km). Co. seat: Roscommon.
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Diarmuid Murtagh landed the for Roscommon in added time.
Tenders are invited for roscommon county council proposes to engage an implementing partner to provide support and assistance, including a resettlement worker and an intercultural worker, to syrian refugees arriving in county roscommon as they resettle in ireland.
Hughes to take Roscommon job SANDRA HUGHES will have her last runner at Down Royal on Friday and is to take up a role with Roscommon racecourse on June 12, looking after owners and sponsors, writes Tony O'Hehir.
FORMER Roscommon All-Star Paul Earley says losing home advantage for the Connacht final replay could be a blessing in disguise.
THE Roscommon players yesterday thanked John Maughan and his selectors Eamon McManus and Gerry Fitzmaurice for their contribution to the cause in the last three years.
LAST year's All-Ireland qualifier defeat to Roscommon is without doubt the one that got away for Leitrim footballers.
The buyers transferred their East Dayton stock to a holding company (Roscommon Financial); thus, the buyers owned Roscommon Financial, and Roscommon Financial owned East Dayton--or so it would seem.
GALWAY defender Declan Kyne says they will not lack incentive when they take on Roscommon in the FBD League final.
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By Tony O'Hehir MR SMITH, the middle leg of trainer Charles Byrnes's muchpublicised treble coup at Roscommon on Tuesday, is back in action at Downpatrick today when he faces 14 rivals in the Downpatrickracecourse.
ROSCOMMON 1-17 CAVAN 0-18 UNDERDOGS Roscommon survived a slow start and missing players to capture the Division 3 title with a stunning display.