Business, Enterprise and Employment Support Service


Roscommon County Council: Library Services is participating in a new national project offering Business and Employment Support Services to the public at Roscommon County Library as an initial pilot project. The Library Service operates though seven infrastructure service points: Roscommon County Library, Ballaghaderreen, Boyle, Castlerea, Elphin, Strokestown and the Mobile library. The new service provision includes the following resources and services:

In the library

From anywhere 

  • Skilled library staff   to refer you to the most appropriate business resources and to facilitate   your search for employment
  • e-books and   e-audiobooks
  • e-magazines/ journals
  • e-learning courses
  • Online newspapers inc. The Irish Times and The Irish Independent  
  • Online Language   learning
  • Using the 14-digit   library barcode number borrowers have access to the above resources inc.Business and Employment related material see Online resources-Libraries 
  • Extensive collection   of business and employment related titles


  • Access to online   Encyclopaedia Britannica which includes all the resources of the print volumes plus three age specific sections
  • Public   computers with Internet, Microsoft Office and WiFi access
  • Online catalogue to   browse, order items, extend your loans and view your member account
  • Driver   Theory Test Book or CD including car, bus and truck theory
  • Vision-net, online   business database


Vision-net User Guide


Vision-net is now available, free of charge, to all Members of Roscommon Libraries. To access the service you need to click on the link above and log in using your library card number. Vision-net is an internet based service which gives you immediate online access to information on every Irish and UK company registered. provides you with immediate online access to the original documents that companies have filed in the Companies Registration Office. By scrolling through a report you can click on any C.R.O document (filed since 1998) and a scanned image of the actual filed document will appear on your screen which you can then print, view or save. 


Useful links

Visit to find out more about the services public libraries provide to support Business and Employment. Using the library collection and internet resources the library provides support if you are: (a)thinking of starting or growing your own business and are looking for funding and supports; (b)exploring career options and want to write your CV, application form and develop interview skills.

The Local Enterprise Office serves as a first stop shop to provide support and services to start, grow and develop a micro business in Co.Roscommon.     

Roscommon LEADER Partnership (also known as RIDC – Roscommon Integrated Development Company Ltd.) is an organisation that brings together key projects including rural enterprise, development and social inclusion which work for a better quality of life for the people of Co.Roscommon.  

WestBIC supports an extensive range of highly innovative start-ups with the objective of bringing new ideas, jobs and wealth to our region.   

Western Development Commission is to be the hub for the strategic economic and social development of the Western Region.     

Galway Roscommon Education Training Board The ETBs are statutory authorities which have responsibility for education, training, youth work and other functions around the country. ETBs manage and operate second-level schools, further education colleges, multi-faith community national schools and a range of adult and further education centres. is a source of information and support for entrepreneurs and potential entrepreneurs - ‘To help everyone who wishes to create their own employment, do so, in a quick, easy, accurate, affordable and rewarding way. To create a community of like-minded entrepreneurs and to nurture and promote enterprise in Ireland and around the world.’   

Intreo is a service from the Department of Social Protection. It is a single point of contact for all employment and income supports.

Relevant Documents

Business.PDF (size 358 KB) 

Employment.PDF (size 1.2 MB)

Intreo Information.pdf (size 236.5 KB)