County Roscommon 12 Pack Postcard Series
With this 12 pack of postcards, you can remember your stay in County Roscommon every time you look at your fridge, mantelpiece or where ever you like to display them. Acting as a memento of home, this bundle package is perfect to send to family and friends abroad.
The 12 pack includes postcards of the following:
Boyle Abbey an impressive & well preserved Cistercian Monastery, founded in the 12th century under the patronage of the local ruling family, the MacDermotts. Though mutilated during the 17th & 18th centuries when it was used to accommodate a military garrison, Boyle Abbey nevertheless retains its ability to impress the visitor as one of the most formidable of the early Cistercian foundations in Ireland. A restored gatehouse of the 16th/17th century houses an exhibition. Located in Boyle town, off the N4 (Dublin-Sligo Road).
Athleague Mill, Athleague, County Roscommon, a powerful millwheel built in 1800, once driven by the swiftly flowing water of the River Suck.
Castlecoote House a 1690 Georgian country house overlooking a beautiful stretch of the River Suck just outside the village of Castlecoote, County Roscommon. Home of the Percy French Summer School stands on the site of a medieval castle originally developed by Sir Charles Coote and has been restored to its former splendour by Ireland’s finest craftsmen.
Castle Island on Lough Key in the Forest & Activity Park, Boyle, is located in an area of great historical interest and is comprised of vast woodland and numerous islands. There is a reference to Castle Island in the annals of Lough Ce as early as 1184. During this time the park was called Moylurg and the Kings of Moylurg were the McDermotts.
Dunamon Castle is the oldest inhabited building in Ireland. There was a fort here from early times, but the first recorded reference is in the Annals of the Four Masters for the year 1154. Inhabited since 1154 by many historic Irish families, it is now the home of the order of the Divine Word Missionaries.
Elphin Windmill is a fully restored, working, 18th-century windmill is the oldest of it's kind in the Country. It is perfectly located to harness the winds sweeping over the plains of Elphin. Unusual features include its thatched revolving roof and four sails that are turned into the wind by using a tail pole attached to a cartwheel on a circular track.
Gate Lodge to Rockingham Estate, Lough Key, Boyle, Co.Roscommon, one of five gate lodges at different approaches to the estate. Entering Lough Key from Boyle along the ¾ mile Beech Walk, closing overhead to form an almost perfect ‘Gothic’ roof.
King House a magnificently restored Georgian Mansion located in Boyle, County Roscommon. Built in the early 1700’s for Sir Henry King, now beautifully restored, houses four themed interactive exhibitions spread over 3 floors designed to entertain both young and old, includes Boyle Civic Art Collection, Connaught Rangers & Maureen O’Sullivan sections.
Gaelic Chieftain erected on the site of the Battle of the Curlieus, which took place in 1599. It is commemorated by one of Ireland's most magnificent road-side pieces of sculptured metal of a Gaelic Chieftain, sculptured by Maurice Harron.
Strokestown Park and the Irish National Famine Museum (Interior and exterior) a unique visitor attraction in Strokestown, Co Roscommon in the west of Ireland. It comprises of Strokestown Park House, a Georgian Palladian mansion preserved with its original furnishings & fabrics and walled gardens. The Irish National Famine Museum established in 1994 using the unique original documents which came to light during the restoration of the house.
Old Style Irish Telephone Box