[ros-kom-uh n]


a county in Connacht, in the N Republic of Ireland. 54,499; 950 sq. mi. (2460 sq. km). County seat: Roscommon. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for roscommon

Historical Examples of roscommon

  • The wool comes from Galway and Roscommon, combed here by combers, who earn 8s.

    A Tour in Ireland

    Arthur Young

  • The infant death-rate is 135 in Bradford, and 35 in Roscommon.

    Women's Wild Oats

    C. Gasquoine Hartley

  • Mr. Roscommon laid his finger beside his nose and said softly, "Whishky!"

  • Roscommon was at first astounded, then indignant, and then warlike,—he was for an "appale to onst!"

  • Roscommon spent more time behind his bar than his grocer's counter.

British Dictionary definitions for roscommon



an inland county of N central Republic of Ireland, in Connacht: economy based on cattle and sheep farming. County town: Roscommon. Pop: 53 774 (2002). Area: 2463 sq km (951 sq miles)
a former name for Galway (def. 3)
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