Roscommon County Library HQ

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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