Roscommon (Ros Comáin) is the county town of county Roscommon.
The name Roscommon is derived from St. Coman, who built a monastery there in the fifth century. The woods near the monastery became known as St. Coman's Wood, or Ros Comáin in Irish. This was later anglicised to Roscommon.
This busy market town once had a hangwoman called Lady Betty – as well as a Dominican Friary, founded in 1253 by Felim O'Connor, King of Connacht.
Sunday 19th May 10:45pm Minister of State Brian Hayes has indicated that all of the €300 million in savings from the public service being sought for 2013 may not be reached this year under proposals currently being examined at the Labour Relations Commission..
Sunday 19th May 10:11pm Three people appeared before a special sitting of Gorey District Court last night charged in connection with a number of thefts from retail outlets in the southeast in recent months..