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County Roscommon, Ireland

county roscommonDr Douglas Hyde (first President of Ireland) was born in County Roscommon and Hyde Park - the GAA park in the county is named after him.

Roscommon comes from the Irish 'Ros' a wooded, gentle height and Coman, the name of the county's famous saint and the first bishop of the see. Clonalis House, a victorian manor outside of Castlerea, is the ancestral home of the O'Conors, the last High Kings of Ireland and Kings of Connaught.

Lough Key Forest Park, over 840 acres of lakeside parkland is located five miles east of the town of Boyle.

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