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Roscommon (county, Republic of Ireland)

Roscommon (rŏskŏm´ən), county (1991 pop. 51,876), 951 sq mi (2,463 sq km), central Republic of Ireland. The county seat is Roscommon. A part of the central plain of Ireland, the region is low-lying and contains many lakes (Lough Allen and Lough Ree) and bogs. The Shannon, which forms the eastern border, and the Suck, which borders the county on the west, are the principal rivers. The economy is primarily dependent on agriculture; cattle and sheep are also raised. Industries and trade have developed. Several coal mines are operated in the northeast.

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Roscommon

Roscommon County in n central Republic of Ireland, in Connacht province; the county town is Roscommon. Part of the central plain of Ireland, Roscommon is generally low-lying. The Shannon is the principal river. Sheep and cattle rearing is the chief economic activity; coal-mining is important in the ne. Area: 2463sq km (951sq mi). Pop. (1996) 51,975.

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Roscommon (town, Republic of Ireland)

Roscommon, town (1991 pop. 3,427), county seat of Roscommon, central Republic of Ireland. Noted for its Dominican priory and the remains of a castle, both dating from the 13th cent., Roscommon is a tourist center and market town. Industries include the manufacture of textile machinery, plastics, castings, and leather goods.

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