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St Comans Church

The site is claimed to be that of St. Coman’s first church and also location of an early Augustinian foundation. Early decorated stonework can be found in the door and window casings of the tower. An important IXth Century gravestone (now in the County Museum) was located here. Decorated slabs in the interior and the graveyard date from the early Christian and Medieval times.

Further Reading Sources:

See Publications section of website for
History of St. Coman’s Church by John Kerrigan & Albert Siggins

The Memorials of St. Coman’s Church of Ireland Graveyard Roscommon by Roscommon County Council

See Geneaology section of website for
Rector’s of St. Comain’s Church

Volume 5 – 1994 Roscommon Historical & Archaeological Society Journal

  • Back Page Image: Stone Carving “Daniel Guiline of Roscommon with his horse and plough in 1736 (St. Coman’s Churchyard)

Volume 6 – 1996 Roscommon Historical & Archaeological Society Journal

  • Page 11: Romanesque Graveslab from Roscommon Town by Albert Siggins
Volume 10 – 2005 Roscommon Historical & Archaeological Society Journal
  • Page 42: Some Headstones with Symbols of death and Resurrection in Co. Roscommon
  • Page 106: St. Coman’s Church, Roscommon by Susan Compton