Kilteevan Biodiversity Action Plan

Thanks to an innovative programme by Roscommon Leader Partnership, Kilteevan has a new Biodiversity Action Plan.

Kilteevan Community Biodiversity Action Plan for 2019 – 2023 was presented to Kilteevan Tidy Towns at a special event in Gleeson's on Monday night.

The plan was drawn up following training, consultation and field trips with representatives of Kilteevan Tidy Towns over the Summer of 2019.  Nine members took part in this course. Kilteevan Tidy Towns was also presented with a certificate for participation the process.

The Action Plan was created by Billy Flynn, Deborah D'Arcy and Sean Meehan. This plan will be used to guide the work of Kilteevan Tidy Towns for the next three years.

 The goal of Kilteevan Tidy Towns is to protect our biodiversity for the benefit of future generations through a series of targeted strategies and actions.

Kilteevan Tidy Towns would like to express a sincere  thanks to Denise Mc Donnell LEADER, and to Billy, Deborah and Sean.

Posted 10th October 2019


Global Climate Strike Roscommon


Very Well Done to the organisers and orderly participants in Ithe Global Climate Strike event in Roscommon today.

The event was well organised and supported.

We were addressed by three adults and one very young speaker.

They delivered strong messages-

Climate Change is REAL

We must listen to Scientists

There is NO PLANET B

We need action NOW

We are all climate change activists

We can all bring about change.

Let us all remember -I AM THE CHANGE

Kilteevan National School, Kilteevan Tidy Towns, Kilteevan Straws Suck Campaigners and Kilteevan Junior Tidy Towns were represented at the event

Posted 20 September 2019





Painted Lady Butterfly recorded on Cloonlarge Loop.


This species is more commonly seen in south-east and east coast of Ireland but it was spotted in Kilteevan today by a member of Kilteevan Tidy Towns.

The Painted Lady a migratory species, is widespread throughout Europe.  Its main breeding ground is in Southern Europe and North Africa but it regularly migrates to all parts of Europe including Ireland, where it is seen especially in August and September.

The Painted Lady is and can travel from as far away as Morocco. Our biodiversity never ceases to amaze us. The record was submitted to Biodiversity Ireland.

The foodplant of this butterfly is Thistles.

Posted August 4th 2019


Kilteevan Tidy Towns Welcomes Grant Announcement


Kilteevan Tidy Towns has welcomed the announcement by The Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, Josepha Madigan, that they have been have been awarded a grant of €20,000 under the Peatlands Community Engagement Scheme 2019.

The funding will be used for further educational and recreational developments to the Cloonlarge Loop.

Funding like this reinforces the work of Kilteevan Tidy Towns and boosts confidence in championing the conservation benefits of our unique raised bogs into the future.



Great News for Kilteevan Tidy Towns


Marsh Fritillary a rare, beautiful and protected butterfly was recorded in Cloonlarge Kilteevan today (July 7th 2019) by a local very vigilant citizen scientist and member of Kilteevan Tidy Towns. The record has been submitted to Biodiversity Ireland.

The presence of this butterfly highlights and reinforces the importance of the work Kilteevan Tidy Towns are doing in protecting this habitat. The group is currently engaged in Biodiversity Planning for Kilteevan.


Posted July 7th 2019 


Biodiversity Planning in Kilteevan

Members of Kilteevan Tidy Towns have recently undertaken Biodiversity Training provided by Roscommon LEADER Partnership Company.   Kilteevan Tidy Towns is currently developing a Biodiversity Plan with the support of Flynn Furney Environmental Consultants. As part of the planning consultation process, we are inviting people in the Kilteevan area, interested in biodiversity to complete and return the survey form below by July 10th 2019.

Click on the link below  to view the form, download and complete the form.





St. Coman’s Wood N.S Eco Walk and Talk in Kilteevan

Today was an amazing day in the history of Kilteevan. The Cloonlarge Loop had new life breathed into it big time!

Kilteevan Tidy Towns hosted an Eco Talk and Walk for 85, yes 85 6th class pupils and their teachers from St. Coman’s Wood National School Roscommon.

While Tidy Towns has been developing the Loop for the past three years – the request to host this event was a few years premature. Nevertheless, in true Kilteevan style, we rose to the occasion.

The children arrived at the Community Centre to learn about our precious Raised Bogs and our unique wildlife habitat. Then we set off on a 5km walk and went out on to the bog to meet BOG THE BUILDER and other wildlife.

And what can we say. We had a wonderful day which we all thoroughly enjoyed.

 Our thanks to;

Nollaig Feeney Heritage Officer, Roscommon Co Council and Laura Gallagher Conservation Ranger, National Parks and Wildlife Service for providing us with magnificent resources which undoubtedly inspired the art work.

Annette Gaffney(Artist) for adjudicating the art competition.

Noel Maguire, Lena Coyle and Michael Fahey for acting as stewards on the route ensuring our safety at all times.

Marguerite Croghan for the most welcome post- walk refreshments and for preparing and presenting the certificates to each child for completing the 5km walk.

Teachers- Miss Mc Neill, Miss Mannion and Miss Crehan- Thank you for your faith and trust in Kilteevan Tidy Towns.

The pupils for being so kind, polite and friendly. There is hope for the future with the interest these young people have in their environment.

Noel Maguire for the photos. More photos to come from the school in time.

May 17th 2019


Birds of Kilteevan


Kilteevan Tidy Towns  new information panel on Birds of Kilteevan on the Cloonlarge Loop  is receiving major praise.

Our very sincere thank to Laura Gallagher, Conservation Officer, South Roscommon, National Parks and Wildlife Service .
Laura's in depth, on site research, is providing locals and visitors to the Loop with an invaluable resource .
The project was funded by Roscommon Co Council and the Department of Communications, Climate Action  and Environment under the Local Agenda Environment Partnership Fund.



Supporting the Conservation of our Barn Owls

Kilteevan Tidy Towns has been very busy all winter.

Thanks to the support of the Pilot Peatlands Community Engagement Scheme three outdoor Barn Owl boxes were installed on the Cloonlage Loop recently.

We installed these boxes as there is grave concern over the population decline of barn owls over the past 40 years. We are doing our best to reverse this situation in Kilteevan.

Our Thanks to;

The Men’s Shed Newbridge- Co Kildare.  Everyone is impressed with the standard of your box(in the photograph).

Brendan Kavanagh Birdwatch Ireland , Newbridge Co Kildare.

Laura Gallagher NPWS for helping us to source the other two boxes.

Niall Cribbon NPWS for installation advice.

We all hope we will have new barn owls resident on The Loop soon .

Posted Jan. 21st 2019


World Wetlands Day 2019

Preparations are underway for Co. Roscommon's Walk to celebrate World Wetlands Day on Saturday  February 2nd.

Kilteevan Tidy Towns is pleased and proud to announce that the location chosen for the 2019 event is the recently developed Cloonlarge Walk.
Representatives from The Water and Communities Office, National Parks and Wildlife Service , Roscommon Co Council and Kilteevan Tidy Towns were busy planning for the event this afternoon in Cloonlarge.
More information at a later date.
Posted January 10th 2019
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This project received grant aid from Roscommon LEADER Partnership Rural Development Programme which is financed by the Irish Government under the Rural Development Programme Ireland 2007-2013 and by the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development: Europe investing in Rural Areas.sponsors