Author: Kieran O'Conor and Margaret Murphy
Roscommon Castle, begun in 1269 by justiciar (the English king's chief governor in Ireland) as a royal castle and occupied down until late 17th century, is one of the most striking buildings of medieval date still standing in Ireland. Its magnifience is a reminder to ther people od Roscommon that their town was once a major centre in the country as a whole during the medieval period.
It is hoped that this guidebook will provide not only information but also enjoyment to those who choose to visit Roscommon Castle. Its detailed nature should also make it a significant contribution to continuing academic research into the role of castles in medieval Ireland.