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"Roscommon, a county of Ireland, province of Connaught, bounded E by Longford and Westmeath, S by Galway, W by Mayo, N by Sligo, and NE by Leitrim, 50 English m. long, and 37 broad. It is a flat open coutry, in some places sprinkled with rocks, in many interrupted by extensive bogs, and but little diversified by hills. The Shannon divides it from Longford and Westmeath, and the Suck from Galway. It has excellent pastures. Pop. 207,777."
[From The New London Gazetteer (1826)]
On line resources:
Farrell, Noel. Roscommon Town. (In the "Exploring Family Origins" Series.). Noel Farrell, Park Road, Longford, Ireland (1998).
The Leitrim-Roscommon Home Page provides the following maps:
Roscommon Historical and Archaeological Society Journal (annual)
Mr. M. Kelly, Hon. Secretary, Ederaun, Elphin, Co. Roscommon