Roscommon County Library HQ

Roscommon County Library Headquarters stores the main collection of archival material relating to the history of County Roscommon. Click here to view all libraries in Co. Roscommon

Offline Record Collection 

  • local newspapers, photographs, microfilm, maps, and manuscripts.
  • Roscommon Historical Newspapers

Roscommon Herald (1859~) Digitized

Roscommon & Leitrim Gazette (1822-)

Roscommon Messenger (1848-)

Roscommon Journal (1828-)

Leitrim Observer (1904-2007)

Freeman's Journal (also at the BNA)

Main Archival Items of Interest:

  • Roscommon County Council minutes; Roscommon Grand Jury records 

Also, for several towns in the surrounding area (including Athlone, Boyle, Castlerea, Strokestown, and Roscommon Town) a selection of minutes to include

  • Board of Guardian minutes (e.g. Poor Law / Workhouse)
  • Rural District Council minutes, 
  • Board of Health minutes and
  • Town Commissioners minutes.



Address Abbey St, Ballypheasan, Roscommon F42 RP49
Phone (090) 6637275
Parish(es) Roscommon St Peters (Roscommon) Boyle (Roscommon) Bumlin (Roscommon) Roscommon (Roscommon) Kilkeevin (Roscommon)
Category (ies) Heritage/Culture Local Organisation