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Roscommon County Council is the primary unit of Local Government in the county and was established in 1899 following the enactment of the Local Government (Ireland) Act in 1898.

Its primary role and responsibilities are to act as a: 

Roscommon County Council provides a variety of services, which impact the daily lives of those living and visiting the county. These vary from essential services such as the provision and management of social housing to those of a recreational nature such as libraries and the arts.

The democratically elected members of Roscommon County Council provide a form of government that is closest to the people. The members, who are elected on a Municipal District basis, are strategically located throughout the County and are therefore well placed to develop policies and to deliver services required.

Elections are held every five years and the current members of the council were elected at local elections held in May 2014.

The 18 elected members represent the following Municipal Districts:

County Roscommon forms part of the central plain of Ireland and is largely underlain by limestone. The county is bordered along the east and west by the River Shannon and the River Suck respectively which meet to the south of the county. The clean unpolluted image of the county with its natural amenities and its rich culture and heritage are there to be promoted and enjoyed by all.

Area of County Roscommon: 4360 km

Population (2011 census): 64,065

About This Web Site

Roscommon County Council Web Site Home Page

Web Standards

Roscommon County Council released a new version of the www.roscommoncoco.ie web site in January 2006. The new site aims to be more user-friendly and accessible to a wider range of our customers. With this in mind, the site uses standards-based technologies such as XHMTL and CSS. This should ensure that the site is usable on a wider range of browser platforms.


On the new version of the site we have also tried, where possible, to adhere to the WAI's Web Content Accessibility Guidelines at the Double-A conformance level. Pages which conform to the WAI guidelines are identified by the WAI Double-A logo at the bottom of the page. Conformance to these Guidelines will help make the site more accessible to users with disabilities and will benefit all users.

File Types

Information is made available from this site in a variety of formats and file types. Where a link will download a file rather than link to a web page, we have tried to identify the file type and the size of the download. Some files are very large and will require Broadband Internet Access to be downloaded in a reasonable time. Where this occurs we have indicated that the file is large.

Some common file type used on this site, and the programs used to read them are listed in the following table:

File Types Used on This Site
File TypeExtension(s)Read ByAvailable FromComment
Portable Document Format (PDF).pdfAdobe Acrobat ReaderDownload Acrobat Reader HereRead-only document format
Microsoft Word (MS-Word).docMicrosoft Word, Microsoft WordpadMicrosoftCommon word-processor document format.
Microsoft Excel (MS-Excel).xlsMicrosoft ExcelMicrosoftCommon spreadsheet document format.
Graphics Files.jpg, .gif, .pngMost Web Browsers or Graphics ProgramsVariousCommmon Image File Formats

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Email: webmaster@roscommoncoco.ie or to:

The Web Master

Information & Communication Technologies Department,

Roscommon County Council,

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