Castlerea (Irish: An Caisleán Riabhach) is located in the west of County
Roscommon, Republic of Ireland. It is the second largest town in the county with
a population of 2842 (as of 2006). Translated from Irish, Castlerea can mean
Brindled Castle (Caisleán Riabhach) or King's Castle (Caisleán Rí). The town is
built on the River Suck and the River Francis (aka River Cloonard), both
tributaries of the River Shannon.
is located in the West of Co. Roscommon
and is approximately 30km from both Roscommon Town and Boyle, 75km from Galway
City and 150km from Dublin. The town is situated at the junction of the N60
National Secondary Route and R361 Regional Road. It is also served by the
Dublin-West railway line.