Plot at Church Street and Old Gaol Street, Roscommon Town

Location of plot at junction of Church Street and Main street, Co. Roscommon.


During the third Covid 19 lockdown, Roscommon County Council along with ‘Our Irish Heritage’ and ‘The National Museum of Ireland’ and ‘The Heritage Council’ encouraged citizens to investigate and research the heritage located within five kilometres of their residences.

My investigation looks at a modest rectangular urban plot of land located at the junction of the streets now known as Main Street and Church Street, close to the centre of Roscommon Town, Co. Roscommon.

If the centre of Roscommon Town is the Market Square and the Bank of Ireland, the 2,175m2
site under investigation is located at the opposite end of Main Street, lower down the hill. The
rectangular site is dimensioned at about 28.5 m. facing onto Main Street by 76.0m. facing onto Church Street.

Although I am not a resident of Roscommon town, I do work in Roscommon Town and as
somebody with an interest in the town, I believe I qualify to put in an entry. I have a selection of useful research material on my computer as well as being able to access material on-line, such asthe Irish Census and Griffith valuations.

This project intends to analyse what is known about and what is the significance of the site. The full report can be viewed here or downloaded via the link below.


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