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A Dictionary of Roscommon Biography - Michael T. LennonA DICTIONARY OF ROSCOMMON BIOGRAPHY – MICHAEL T. LENNON

A Dictionary of Roscommon Biography (Digital Version) – Michael T. Lennon


This DIGITAL VERSION of ‘A Dictionary of Roscommon Biography’ contains 5000 individual entries which describe the careers of people in all fields of endeavour, including politics, religion, law, literature, journalism, business, trades, medicine, sport, engineering, painting, music and entertainment and is a must for anyone with an interest or connection with Co. Roscommon.

Upon your purchase of this digital copy, Rathcroghan Visitor Centre will forward your contact details to the author, who will then personally email your electronic copy in PDF format.*

*please note that by purchasing this version, you agree to the sharing of your contact details with the author Mike Lennon in order to facilitate the file transfer.

Ancient Folk Tales of Ireland


Ancient Folk Tales of Ireland

(by Douglas Hyde, illustrated by Paul Bolger)

Over one hundred and twenty years ago a young man set about collecting Irish folk tales before they were lost forever. He taught himself Irish so that he could write the stories down as they were told, by storytellers beside the fire, word for word.  Ancient Folk Tales of Ireland contains six of those stories, each brought to life with stunning illustrations.

That young man was Douglas Hyde, he would become one of Ireland’s finest scholars, working to preserve Ireland’s ancient heritage for future generations. In later life he would become Ireland’s first president but he is equally remembered for the wonderful stories he helped to keep alive.

Beautifully illustrated by Paul Bolger, this collection is based on those stories collected by Douglas Hyde.


The Landed Estates Of County Roscommon – 2nd edition


The Author, Paul Connolly is the administrator for the very popular Facebook page that shares its name with this publication. He published the first edition of this book ‘The Landed Estates of County Roscommon’ in late 2018, with the first print-run selling out within six months. The positive reaction to the book resulted in additional information becoming available to the author, culminating in the publication of this second edition which contains new material, updates and additional photographs.

Paul, originally from Mount Talbot, County Roscommon, has a keen interest in history, particularly in the history of his local area and county.

Roscommon Under 21 Football Team – All Ireland Champions 1966


Roscommon Under 21 Football Team – All Ireland Champions 1966

Compiled by Paul Mockler, this 90 page fully illustrated colour journal was produced to commemorate the great achievements of the mighty Roscommon Under 21’s who won All Ireland glory in 1966.

All surplus proceeds from the sale of this journal will be donated to Western Alzheimer’s.


Moore and Creagh, Volume 1 & Volume 2


Moore and Creagh in South Roscommon by Padraic and Xandra Kilduff.

This set of two of the three volumes of books on the parishes of Moore
and Creagh, which make up the Half Barony of Moycarn, cover its history
from earliest times to the first decades of the 20th century.


The Last Battle of Moytura – Sean Fitzgerald


The Last Battle of Moytura (2nd Edition 2021) by the Irish illustrator and author Sean Fitzgerald, is a retelling of the adventures of the legendary god Lugh Lámfada of the Tuatha Dé Danann and of the conflict between these deities and the feral Fomorian tribe and their leader, Balor of the Evil Eye.

Every single page is beautifully illustrated with decorative knot-work threaded through images of deities and nature, which makes this graphic novel a must for lovers of both artwork and Irish mythology.


The Burning of Knockcroghery by AnnMarie Murray


The Burning of Knockcroghery

Written and Illustrated by AnnMarie Murray

This colourful children’s book brings to life the story of the burning of Knockcroghery in 1921 by the Black and Tans and the resilience of the local community as they deal with the aftermath of their destroyed village. Told through the eyes of young Sally Finnegan, it is vividly illustrated and contains interesting facts on the Crofton estate at Mote Park, the Clay Pipe industry and the backdrop of revolutionary Ireland. 

Charles O’Conor of Ballinagare, Life & Works, Luke Gibbons & Kieran O’Conor (editors)


Charles O’Conor of Ballinagare (1710–91) was one of 18th-century Ireland’s greatest scholars. Writing in both Irish and English, his work was clearly influenced by the Enlightenment and he regularly corresponded with the important intellectual and cultural figures of his day. O’Conor is regarded as having played a key role in founding the modern study of Ireland’s language, culture and history. He was author of the highly influential Dissertations on the ancient history of Ireland, along with many other works. He endeavoured to advance the civil rights of Roman Catholics, then marginalized by the Penal Laws, and in 1756 he was one of the founder members of the Catholic Association. This volume on the life and work of this great Irishman consists of a dozen essays by experts in language, literature, archaeology, history and architecture.

Dysart Rural Men's Group - Celebrating 10 Years

Dysart Rural Men’s Group – Celebrating 10 Years


The Dysart Rural Men’s Group was established in 2007 to provide a social outlet for men from the wide catchment area of Dysart, enabling them to meet in the local community centre and engage in various projects/activities.

The men’s group have left a wonderful legacy with this publication and is now to be added to their other projects which are showcased in this book. This publication is replete with beautiful photographs and captures 10 years of memories, friendships, fulfillment, achievements and community spirit.

A Celebration Of Sligo

A Celebration Of Sligo


This collection of 34 essays celebrates fifty years of the Sligo Field Club and reflect the interests of its members in the archaeology and environment of County Sligo, Ireland.

A wide variety of subjects are included supported by photographs, illustrations and maps. With contributions from the likes of Stefan Bergh, Mary B. Timoney, Peter Harbison, Catherine Swift, Nollaig Ó Muraíle, Kieran O’Conor, Etienne Rynne and many more, it provides a fascinating insight into Co. Sligo’s past and heritage.

Centenary In Reflection - Historical, Cultural & Social Anthology Inspired By The Momentum Events From The Past Hundred Years To Present Day Through Poetry, Story & Prose

Centenary In Reflection – Historical, Cultural & Social Anthology Inspired By The Momentum Events From The Past Hundred Years To Present Day Through Poetry, Story & Prose


Centenary in Reflection 2016 Anthology is a momentous is snapshot of global and local history and culture; a space created to review times past, voiced by writers and students locally and internationally.

Provocative words on two world wars, emigration, and reminiscences about ‘how we once lived’ are contained within these pages. The story of how, as a nation re-birthed through the 1916 rebellion, it is that event and the fundamental truths proclaimed in the Proclamation of the Republic that haunts the psyche of our imagination, informing our views about the needs of the present as we rise to the challenges that lie ahead.

‘The Irish Republic is entitled to and hereby claims the allegiance of the Irishman and Irishwoman. The Republic guarantees religious and civil liberty, equal rights and equal opportunities to all its citizens.’

Let the story begin.

​SiarScéal is an annual festival that celebrates the history and culture of the Roscommon environs, through all art forms and media and with the participation of communities and schools. The Festival also hosts the international Hanna Greally Literary Awards.