Branch Librarian: Breege Beirne
Tuesday: 1.30pm to 5.00pm and 6.00pm to 8.00pm
Wednesday: 10.00am to 12.00pm and 1.30pm to 4.30pm
Thursday: 1.00pm to 5.00pm and 6.00pm to 8.00pm
Friday: 10.00am to 12.00pm and 2.00pm to 4.00pm
Saturday: 10.00am to 12.00pm and 2.00pm to 4.30pm
The Castlerea Rose Festival is one of the most successful and entertaining family festivals in the West of Ireland.
They run a five day festival every year with many free fun family events such as our Grand Opening Parade, Live Street Music, Market Day and of course the crowning of our very own Rose of Castlerea.
Ancestral Home of the O’Conors descendents of the last High Kings of Ireland and Kings of Connaught, Clonalis House was built in 1878 by Charles Owen O Conor Don. The House was designed by Pepys Cockrell – it is a Victorian Italianate Mansion with 45 rooms. Located just west of Castlerea, the lands have belonged to the family for a history-making 1,500 years.
Clonalis was the first concrete house to be built in Ireland and, contrary to the perception of Victorian architecture as being dark and gloomy, once you cross the threshold you enter and elegant, bright house with lots of natural light. It has been sensitively restored and contains its original furniture, its collection of historic portraits and its library of over 7,000 books which date from the 17th century. A collection of over 100,000 items includes the O’Conor coronation stone and the harp once belonging to the great Turlough O’Carolan.
Today Clonalis House provide a fabulous place to stay and enjoy it’s timelessly elegant surroundings on either a bed and breakfast or self catering basis.
Bed & Breakfast
Bed & Breakfast Guests at Clonalis are always confident of a warm welcome. Your hosts, Pyers and Marguerite, have built a reputation for warm hospitality and guests enjoy a level of personal attention that encourages them to relax and absorb the ambience of this family home.
Our guests can choose to unwind and enjoy tea beside the fire in the library or explore the park and woodland. For those who enjoy tennis, there is a hard tennis court and a games room in the court yard where table tennis etc is available.
The bedrooms at Clonalis are luxurious and very comfortable with original furnishings and enjoy wonderful views over the park and woodlands.
The Courtyard at Clonalis has 4 self-catering cottages which
retain all the elegance of the Georgian period. These superb holiday homes are comfortable residences with all modern comforts.
The cottages at Clonalis enable our guests to enjoy a home from home experience in the peace and tranquillity of Clonalis Estate disturbed only by birdsong and the hum of bees.
Overall we can accommodate 25 people in our Self Catering Holiday Cottages, in the heart of County Roscommon, making Clonalis ideal for groups of family or friends wanting to holiday together or to celebrate anniversaries, birthdays, etc.
The Old Forge at Clonalis has been restored to provide a large self-contained room that offers groups, who book our cottages, the facility to dine together.
The Walled Garden Cottages at Clonalis
These cottages are situated in the walled garden of Clonalis facing due west ensuring maximum sun light. The Walled Garden has been replanted with native Irish apple trees and there is a large play area for children.
Orchard Cottage – sleeping up to 6 guests in two twin bedded rooms and one double room.
Garden Cottage – sleeping up to 6 guests in two twin bedded rooms and one double room.
The Courtyard at Clonalis
Located in the Courtyard at Clonalis, these holiday rentals properties cottages are full of charm and period pieces.
The Mews Cottage – sleeping up to 5 guests in 1 double, 1 single and 1 twin room.
The Steward’s House – this is the largest cottage available and can sleep up to 8 guests in 4 bedrooms: 2 doubles and 2 twin rooms.
The first Railway Museum of its kind in the Republic of Ireland, a treasure-trove for railway enthusiasts and anyone interested in bygone days. Has the largest private collection of Rail Memorabilia in Ireland!
A beautiful large dormer bungalow surrounded by magnificent gardens and situated in a quiet rural area within walking distance of town of Castlerea, located in wooded countryside on the banks of the River Suck. Ronane’s B&B, a Fáilte Ireland approved family run B&B offers excellent service and Irish hospitality.
Ronane’s B&B is situated in a sylvan setting, centrally located when touring the west of Ireland, Athlone, Castlebar, Sligo, and Galway are all within easy reach.
Knock Airport is just 22 miles away. Local amenities and activities include fishing, golf, local gym, and all vital services are close by.
Trinity Arts Center Castlerea is a beautifully restored 200 year old former Church of Ireland, now a vibrant venue for music, arts,culture and heritage in West Roscommon. Castlerea, County Roscommon boasts a rich culture of music, song, drama and dance. This culture has been carefully nurtured and handed down through generations. It is now the turn of our generation to hold and carry this torch, and pass it on to future generations burning brighter than ever.
Castlerea Golf Course is acknowledged as a fine example of a parkland 9 hole golf course. It comprises some 5682 yards and is built around a tributary of the River Suck. The water and mature broadleaf trees represent an interesting challenge of golf.
Green Fees: €15 Monday to Saturday.
Societies: Groups and societies are welcome.
Castlerea golf club was founded on 9th September 1905. The course was originally located on the Ballymoe road at Harristown. It moved to its present location at Clonalis in 1907. The land was initially leased from the O’Conor Don family. In 1985, the members purchased the freehold interest in the lands. The club house was replaced in 1990/91 when the current building was erected. The club continues to develop the course and grounds and purchased additional lands in 2007. This new development is in close proximity to the famous Clonalis house, the historic seat of the O’Conor Don family.
Over the years Castlerea Golf Club has produced many fine and successful golfers. Bertie Briscoe was a member when winning the West of Ireland in 1928 and 1931. Miss Audrey O’Donohoe, whose father was a founder member of the club, represented Ireland from 1948 to 1953 and subsequently became Irish team captain. Rupert de Lacy Staunton was winner of the South of Ireland in 1965 and 1972. He played for Ireland from 1963 to 1973 during which time Ireland won the European Championship for the first time. Rupert also captained the Irish team for a number of years and was a Walker Cup selector. His father Maurice was president of the GUI in 1974.
The club currently has a membership of some 700 comprising all categories of members. Full details of membership and subscription rates are to be obtained on our membership page.
Situated in close proximity to the town, the club is always delighted to welcome visitors. Societies and individual green fees are available and can be accessed on our green fees page.
Tully’s Hotel is a 3-star family run hotel situated in the heart of Castlerea, Co. Roscommon.
Renowned for its welcoming atmosphere Tully’s Hotel offers comfortable accommodation and delicious food. The Tully family and their staff offer a high degree of personal attention and provide a friendly and professional service.
Located right in the centre of Irelands Hidden Heartland guests at the hotel can enjoy activities in and around Castlerea, like walking, cycling, fishing and hiking. Ireland West Knock Airport is 21.7 miles from the property.