RTE News Visits Kilteevan



RTE’s Teresa Mannion visited Kilteevan and The Cloonlarge Loop on Wednesday April 24th 2019,

The purpose of the visit was to highlight the Department of Culture and Heritage’s invitation to Community Groups to apply for funding to help conserve raised bogs.

Kilteevan’s Cloonlarge Loop benefited from funding under a pilot initiative in 2018.

The work of Kilteevan Tidy Towns and inclusion of the walk in the recent Roscommon Co Council publication,  Roscommon Walks Booklet has led to a huge increase in the number of people walking  the route .

 Kilteevan Tidy Towns is delighted to see so many people noticing and enjoying our natural heritage. 

 Awareness of  biodiversity on unique raised  boglands is undoubtedly raised,



Landscape by Rita Oats, Roscommon


Take time to look at the magnificent work of local Roscommon artist Rita Oats in ETL Craft Roscommon,

This particular  greeting card titled Landscape evokes the message we are trying to convey on the Cloonlarge Loop.

The landscape holds us…rest there…see the greens of kindness…the roots of hope…

Well done Rita, keep up the wonderful work.



Roscommon Co Council Video -Amazing Success Story


January 24th 2019, Áras an Chontae -Seven young Kilteevan Tidy Towns members hand over 1,000 signatures (pledging to refuse plastic straws) and their final Report on the Straws Suck, #Refuse the Straw Campaign to Suzanne Dempsey, Environment Officer, Roscommon Co Council.

Easter Sunday April  21st 2019;  Click on the link below to view the outcome of their collaborative working.

Heartiest Congratulations to everyone in Roscommon and Kilteevan for promoting and supporting this vitally important initiative.


Roscommon Town Plastic Straw Free Easter Sunday

Thanks to extraordinary community effort and collaboration Roscommon Town will be Plastic Straw Free this Easter Sunday (April 21st 2019) and hopefully continually into the future. Great coverage on Roscommon People this week.

Kilteevan Tidy Towns, Roscommon Co Council, Plastic Free Rosommon, Roscommon Chamber of Commerce, Roscommon Vintners Association worked together to bring about this historic day for Roscommon.

Major credit must go to Suzanne Dempsey, Environment Officer, Roscommon Co Council for her hard work and dedication.Very Well Done to  our  young Tidy Towns members - Éabha Dolan Sophie Coen James Mooney, Kevin Fannon, Kieran Coyle, Liam Egan, and Adam Lalwani,

Reflect on the following words of wisdom;

"We do not inherit the earth from our ancestors;  We borrow it from our children".








Kilteevan Registered as Poster Free for 2019 Elections

In keeping with our interest in our environment, Kilteevan Tidy Towns is appealing for poster free 2019 elections. This follows up on our campaign during the Presidential Election and on the Straws Suck Campaign. We are appealing to the goodwill of all candidates in requesting a voluntary poster ban.

The very sad reality is that;

  • Like other single use plastics, posters they take 400+ years to biodegrade.
  • In the 2014 local elections, an estimated 611,000 posters were erected with a combined cost of €3M with posters covering the equivalent area of 23 Croke Parks
  • This produced 366 tonnes of Co2, the equivalent of driving an average car non-stop for 592 days
  • After 30 days of canvassing, the majority of these posters were sent to landfill.(Poster

We welcome the fact that the following candidates are poster free in Roscommon:

Dominick Connolly, Kathleen Shanagher, Valerie Byrne, Orla Leyden, Ivan Connaughton, John Cummins, Joe Murphy, Aidan Sampey and Donal Kilduff.

April 18th 2019



Co Roscommon Spring Clean 2019

A it It was a very busy, successful and historic morning in Kilteevan.

Today we had the

  • Launch Co Roscommon Spring Clean
  • Announcement of Motorist Litter Initiative
  • Launch of The Green Dog Walkers Campaign
  • And……… we also carried out a MAJOR litter pick.

Co Roscommon Spring Clean was launched in Kilteevan today by Kathleen Shanagher Leas-Chathaoirleach, Roscommon Co Council. Sarah Mc Govern model and ambassador for An Taisce Spring Clean was in attendance and spoke about the growth of the initiative across the country.

Annette Donlon, Roscommon Co Council announced that a new  Motorist litter initiative would commence shortly in Kilteevan.

 Eileen Fahey, Chairperson Kilteevan Tidy Towns praised the An Taisce initiative and wondered what the Ireland would look like without it. She heartily welcomed the Anti- Motorist Litter initiative for Kilteevan.  She also launched Kilteevan Tidy Towns Green Dog Walkers Campaign.

Celebrity Benjamin Bin also turned up and absolutely stole the show! Well Done Benji.

Kilteevan Tidy Towns would like to express a sincere thank you to all the staff Roscommon Co Council for their constant support.

Thanks also to members of the community who ventured out on a cold morning to help us.

Posted April 6th 2019


Community Games 2019 Kilteevan NS Art Winners

Congratulations to the pupils of Kilteevan National School on their outstanding success in the recent Roscommon/Kilteevan Community Games Art Competition.

U8 Boys

1st Daniel O'Connor

U8 Girls

1st Eva Maria Horvathova

2nd Alannah Dolan

U10 Boys

1st Mark Fox

2nd Shane Porter

U10 Girls

2nd Aoife Corcoran

U12 Boys

1st Sean Fox

2nd Jake O'Reilly

U12 Girls

1st Maria Fox

2nd Meabh Egan

U14 Girls

1st Alison Porter

2nd Lauren O'Connor

Kilteevan NS scooped a total of 12 out of 14 medals for 1st and 2nd place

Posted April 6 2019



Daffodil Day Coffee Morning


A whopping €925 was raised at our Daffodil Day Coffee Morning this morning with every cent going to the Irish Cancer Society. Kilteevan Community Development Group would like to express a massive thanks to everyone for supporting the event and for donating so generously .

Posted March 24th 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