Situated approximately three miles from Roscommon Town, the Irish Girl Guide facility was purpose built for groups of Girl Guides to enjoy the amenities of Mote Park either in the Cottage accommodation or camping in the 4 acre grounds.
It is available to any groups, including Scouts, TY students, Gaisce Awards, Astronomy Clubs, Foroige or even family reunions!
The facility is fully wheelchair accessible.
The Cottage has sleeping capacity for up to 30 visitors, with ample space for camping groups to use. It is located far enough away from main roads for it to be safe and quiet, yet near enough to main routes to make it an ideal central location to use as a base and explore Mote Park, the wide Roscommon area or for International visitors to explore Ireland!
MUST HAVE – MOTE PARK BADGES
Don’t go away empty handed – order Mote Park pin badges to add to your badge collection – €1 each, order when making your booking.
Mote Park – Interactive Heritage Trail Tour
Using the QR codes, go on a tour of Mote Park and hear the local community tell you about all the interesting points of Mote Park Demesne. Follow the link on the picture below to find out more about IGG Cottage Roscommon as told by our Rosmote Guide Leaders!
The seat of the Crofton Family from the 16th century up until the 1940s, Mote Park is a gateway to heritage, history, flora, fauna and the environment. Located in the heart of County Roscommon, it is an ideal venue for outdoor activities for children and people of all ages.
Mote Park is now widely known for its forests, an important amenity for Roscommon town and surrounding areas. These forests total 650 acres and provide habitats for many species of wildlife, both common and rare. The forests add greatly to the unique character of the area and are providing opportunities for many forms of outdoor pursuits including hiking, walking and animal bird-watching. There are numerous rest-places throughout the woods.
The forest is also fully mapped for orienteering purposes and contains a number of picnic areas. Guide and Scout groups using the forest and park area are reminded of the LEAVE NO TRACE policy if using the forest: do not remove branches from trees, leave no litter, etc.
NB: Cycling is prohibited in the forest.