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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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The quiet Co Roscommon town has just 1,800 inhabitants and at first the decision to house refugees at the Abbeyfield Hotel is met with suspicion.
The Berendsen Distribution site in Roscommon town supplies linen, towels and hygiene equipment to businesses in the Midlands.
Forty-six years old and a native of Roscommon town, Tim Higgins is a chartered accountant with a big interest in horses, in the industry and in breeding.
The police were determined to bring the murderers to justice, and the first trials for the murder took place at the July assizes of 1848 in Roscommon town.
Two people died after a collision in the village of Tulsk, midway between Boyle and Roscommon Town, shortly after midnight on Friday.
Wicklow), Kildare, Roscommon town, Youghal (Co Cork), Ballinasloe (Co Galway), Tipperary town, and Cavan.
The launch which will include an investment worth around EUR 100 million will cover Ballinasloe, Roscommon Town, Manorhamilton, Bundoran, Donegal Town, Ballybofey, Ballyshannon, Stranorlar and Buncrana.
It takes up to 35 minutes for a brigade to come from Ballyhaunis, Ballaghaderreen and Roscommon town and 45 minutes for one to arrive from Boyle.
McStay lives in Roscommon town and managed Kiltoom outfit St Brigid's to that club success so knows the local scene well.
If someone gets injured, he now must go to Galway instead of down the road in Roscommon town, which is the guts of an hour and a half away.
Brian spoke out ahead of today's Dr Hyde's Summer Fever Concert in Roscommon Town, where he is due to support American Pie singer Don McLean and the Beach Boys.