Elphin is located between Roscommon Town and Sligo on the national route N61. Elphin is also a fifteen minute drive to Carrick-on-Shannon. Elphin takes its name from ‘Ailfinn’ meaning white stone. This refers to a large obelisk, which stood by a well here and is recorded as having fallen down in 1675AD.

Just outside the town is the recently restored 18th Century Elphin Windmill, built in 1720, and restored in 1996. and is in full working condition - the only one in the West, and the oldest in Ireland. Also there is the Mill Cottage Agricultural Museum. A major tourism project, the LittleElph Model Railway, has been recently approved.

Elphin is a lively market town with regular mart sales of various agricultural animals. The town has a thriving Main Street with many shops, businesses, banks, pharmacy, church, medical centre as well as pubs and food outlets.

Elphin Community College, providing first class education, has been granted funding to expand. Large developments of private housing further enhance this historical yet forward thinking town.

Local interest

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The Elphin Obelisk
In front of The Bank of Ireland, Main Street, Elphin

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News Features
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Local Elphin Musical Talent

St Patricks Day Parade in Elphin 2008

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Talented local band Chaos Control in the final of
Roscommon's got Talent 2009

Video Clips from Songs 2 and 3