County Roscommon in West Ireland is home to medieval ruins and historical sites, including a castle and abbey in the town of Roscommon. This rural and remote region of Ireland was the homeland for monarchs of the Connachta dynasty that ruled parts of Ireland from the fourth century. Originally the site of a fifth century monastery, Roscommon is named for the woods near the religious site. These woods were known as Saint Coman’s Wood, or Ros Comáin. For anyone looking to explore the fascinating county of Roscommon, car hire services are available from our convenient location at nearby Athlone.