Roscommon County Council

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Roscommon County Council

Comhairle Contae Ros Comáin
Coat of arms or logo
Tom Crosby, Ind
Roscommon County Council composition.svg
Political groups
  •   Fianna Fáil (6)
  •   Fine Gael (2)
  •   Sinn Féin (1)
  •   Independent (9)
Last election
24 May 2019
Constans Hiberniae Cor (Latin)
"Steadfast Irish heart"
Meeting place
Áras an Chontae, Roscommon
The area governed by the council

Roscommon County Council (Irish: Comhairle Contae Ros Comáin) is the authority responsible for local government in County Roscommon, Ireland. As a county council, it is governed by the Local Government Act 2001. The council is responsible for housing and community, roads and transportation, urban planning and development, amenity and culture, and environment.[1] The council has 18 elected members. Elections are held every five years and are by single transferable vote. The head of the council has the title of Cathaoirleach (Chairperson). The county administration is headed by a Chief Executive, Eugene Cummins. The county town is Roscommon.


Originally Roscommon County Council held its meetings in Roscommon Courthouse.[2] The county council moved to a new facility, known as County Hall (Irish: Áras an Chontae), in December 2015.[3]

Local Electoral Areas and Municipal Districts[edit]

Roscommon County Council is divided into the following municipal districts and local electoral areas, defined by electoral divisions.[4]

Municipal District and LEA Definition Seats
Athlone Athleague East, Athleague West, Athlone West Rural, Ballydangan, Ballynamona, Caltragh, Carnagh, Carrowreagh, Castlesampson, Cloonburren, Cloonown, Crannagh, Creagh, Culliagh, Drumlosh, Dunamon, Dysart, Fuerty, Kilcar, Kiltoom, Lackan, Lecarrow, Lismaha, Moore, Rockhill, Rosmoylan, Scregg, Taghboy, Taghmaconnell, Thomastown and Turrock 6
Boyle Aghafin, Altagowlan, Annaghmore, Aughrim East, Aughrim West, Ballaghaderreen, Ballyfarnan, Ballyformoyle, Ballygarden, Bellanagare, Boyle Rural, Boyle Urban, Breedoge, Buckill, Bumlin, Cloonteen, Cloonyquin, Creeve (in the former Rural District of Boyle No. 1), Creeve (in the former Rural District of Roscommon), Cregga, Croghan, Crossna, Danesfort, Edmondstown, Elia, Elphin, Estersnow, Frenchpark, Keadew, Kilbryan, Kilcolagh, Kilglass North, Kilglass South, Killukin (in the former Rural District of Boyle No. 1), Killummod, Kilmacumsy, Kilmore, Lisgarve, Lough Allen, Mantua, Oakport, Ogulla, Rockingham, Roosky, Rossmore, Rushfield, Strokestown, Termonbarry, Tivannagh, Tulsk, Tumna North and Tumna South 6
Roscommon Artagh North, Artagh South, Ballinlough, Ballintober, Baslick, Cams, Carrowduff, Castleplunket, Castlereagh, Castleteheen, Cloonfinlough, Cloonfower, Cloontuskert, Cloonygormican, Coolougher, Drumdaff, Fairymount, Kilbride North, Kilbride South, Kilgefin, Killavackan, Killukin (in the former Rural District of Roscommon), Kilteevan, Kiltullagh, Lissonuffy, Loughglinn, Mote, Roscommon Rural and Roscommon Urban 6


2019 seats summary[edit]

Party Seats
Fianna Fáil 6
Fine Gael 2
Sinn Féin 1
Independent 9

Councillors by electoral area[edit]

This list reflects the order in which councillors were elected on 24 May 2019.[5]

Council members from 2019 election
Local electoral area Name Party
Athlone (Roscommon) Tony Ward Independent
Ivan Connaughton[a] Independent
John Naughten Fine Gael
John Keogh Fianna Fáil
Dónal Kilduff Independent
Laurence Fallon Independent
Boyle John Cummins Fianna Fáil
Valerie Byrne Independent
Michael Mulligan Sinn Féin
Tom Crosby Independent
Liam Callaghan Fine Gael
Joe Murphy Fianna Fáil
Roscommon Paschal Fitzmaurice Fianna Fáil
Kathleen Shanagher Independent
Anthony Waldron Independent
Orla Leyden Fianna Fáil
Marty McDermott Fianna Fáil
Nigel Dineen Independent
  1. ^ Replaced during term, see table below for details.


Party Outgoing Electoral area Reason Date Co-optee
Independent Ivan Connaughton Athlone Resignation April 2021 Emer Kelly


  1. ^ "Roscommon County Council Main Page". Roscommon County Council. Archived from the original on 2 January 2011. Retrieved 19 March 2011.
  2. ^ "Local Authorities". Oireachtas. 26 May 1982. Archived from the original on 26 October 2019. Retrieved 26 October 2019.
  3. ^ "Roscommon council agrees to sell historic courthouse". Shannonside. 12 October 2017. Archived from the original on 14 November 2019. Retrieved 26 October 2019.
  4. ^ "County of Roscommon Local Electoral Areas and Municipal Districts Order 2018". 19 December 2018. Archived from the original on 2 February 2019. Retrieved 11 September 2020.
  5. ^ "Local Elections 2019: Results, Transfer of Votes and Statistics" (PDF). Department of Housing, Planning and Local Government. pp. 181–183. Archived (PDF) from the original on 10 June 2020. Retrieved 11 September 2020.

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