Cloonlarge Loop Kilteevan"An Oasis of Peace and Calm”

Kilteevan Tidy Towns Committee has announced that after months of hard work, recent developments on Cloonlarge Loop, are officially completed. The project involved the installation of a Bilingual Trail Map, Way Markers and Information Signs. It also included a small recycled plastic deck with a Story Time Chair and a small library and art box for children and adults.

This project was funded by the Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht under the Peatlands Community Engagement Scheme 2019. The scheme was developed to encourage local peatland communities to engage in the conservation and revitalisation of Special Areas of Conservation

The Deck was officially opened by 90-year-old Mattie Murphy and 5 month old Alex Neilan.


Members of Kilteevan Tidy Towns, and the agencies involved gathered together on the deck recently to review the end product. Speaking at the gathering, Eileen Fahey, Chairperson Kilteevan Tidy Towns, stated that success like this could not be achieved without the dedication and hard work of Kilteevan Tidy Towns volunteers. 

“Our committee is very proud of the fact that The Cloonlarge Loop won a Runner -Up Award in 2018 and 2nd place in 2019 in the Tidy Towns Special Awards Section for Sustainable Development” 

Eileen acknowledged the funding from the Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, and the support of the staff at the Peatlands Management Unit in Wexford. The group’s membership of the Community Wetlands Forum was highlighted as being most beneficial in building confidence and learning.

She thanked the O’Brien, family for Knockcroghery for consenting  to the development in memory of their parents the late Hubert and Elizabeth O Brien.

Pictured above with the group Batty and Joan O' Brien Knockcroghery

Great credit was given to Conor Dolan, Paddy Garvey and Patrick Garvey for transforming an ambitious Tidy Towns vision into reality.

Eileen paid special tribute to Laura Gallagher, Conservation Ranger, National Parks and Wildlife Service for her outstanding positive support and advice.

Also thanked for their support, advice and commitment were;

John Mockler, Roscommon Municipal District Coordinator

Eimear Dowd, Tourism Officer, Roscommon Co Council

Eilish Canty, Rural Recreation Development Officer, Roscommon LEADER Partnership

Cathryn Hannon, Regional Manager NPWS

Niall Cribbon, District Conservation Officer (Peatlands)NPWS   

Eileen Fahey pointed out that through the co-operative efforts of Kilteevan Tidy Towns, National Parks and Wildlife Service, Roscommon Co Council, Roscommon LEADER Partnership Company and the local community, new life has been breathed into Cloonlarge boglands. The Loop is now a very popular 5km walk and cycle enjoyed by many locals, families and visitors.  

The ultimate compliment was paid to our work when a local bride and groom came to the Cloonlarge Loop for wedding photographs. A recent walker described the Loop “an oasis of peace and calm”. This is exactly what we wanted to create Eileen stated.

Pictured above

Interagency support for Kilteevan Tidy Towns on the Cloonlarge Loop L/R

Niall Cribbon, District Conservation Officer (Peatlands)National Parks and Wildlife Service, Marguerite Croghan, Secretary Kilteevan Tidy Towns, Eimear Dowd, Tourism Officer, Roscommon Co Council, Eilish Canty, Rural Recreation Development Officer, Roscommon LEADER Partnership, Cathryn Hannon, Regional Manager, National Parks and Wildlife Service, Laura Gallagher, Conservation Ranger, National Parks and Wildlife Service, John Mockler, Roscommon Municipal District Coordinator.

February 5th 2020


Kilteevan A Poster Free Zone

In the interest of our environment, Kilteevan is registered as a Poster Free Zone for elections.

Kilteevan Tidy Towns welcome, acknowledge and respect the fact that Denis Naughton, Orla Leyden and Julie O' Donoghue are running Poster Free Campaigns.

All parties and candidates please note the 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


Kilteevan NS Newsletter Term 1 2019-2020


August/September:  We arrived back to school on Thursday 29th August.  We welcomed 4 new students, Heather and Adam in Junior Infants, Yuri in Senior Infants and Kevin in 4th Class.

 On Friday September 20th Sixth Class and Mrs. Brennan took part in the Global Climate Action march in Roscommon.


That afternoon, we harvested a bumper crop of apples and cherry tomatoes from our school garden as well as some white onions, red onions, carrots and potatoes.

The following week, the Senior Room went to see “Grease” the Musical by Roscommon Community College in the Arts Centre along with our teachers Mrs. Lynch and Ms. O’Connor. It was great to see past-pupils of Kilteevan NS performing so well in the show!

On Friday 27th Fred the Party Professor arrived at our school, full of tricks and magic. He played eight different musical instruments and entertained us with his jokes! Later that afternoon, we said goodbye to Mrs Lynch – we are looking forward to hearing her good news in a few months!

October: We welcomed Mr Higgins to Kilteevan NS. On Thursday 17th we wore yellow clothes and donated €108 to the Irish Cancer Society through our friend Debbie Porter’s Shave & Dye campaign. Debbie came back to visit us the following week and we were very proud to have our photo taken with her!

We had two winners in the Credit Union Art Competition with the theme “Walk of Life”.  Daniel O’Connor won 1st place in the 7 years and under category and Liam Connolly won 1st place in the age 8-10 category.

On Friday 25th October we all dressed up for Halloween.  It was a really scary day!

 November: We collected 30 shoeboxes to go to countries of war for Christmas. Well done everybody! Sixth Class participated in Sci-Fest in Roscommon CBS with their experiment ‘Elephant Toothpaste’. To our absolute delight, they came 2nd Overall with their fun experiment.

An exchange student called Natalia from Spain visited us for a day and told us all about life as a teenager in the Canary Islands. She likes Ireland but isn’t a fan of the weather!

This month, we started Creative Mindfulness lessons with Noelle as part of SPHE. We made lovely Mind Jars to bring home. Maria, Meabh, James and Sean Fox represented our school in the Library Quiz. They came fourth place with 41 points. Well done all! At the end of the month, the whole school went on a Nature Walk to Kilteevan Graveyard. We did a Nature Hunt and visited the graveyard. We prayed for everyone who has died as November is the month of All Souls. In November, we remember…

 On Friday November 29th the Senior Room had a Seó Faisean. Everyone dressed up for the Catwalk. It was great fun! There was a builder, carpenter, Billy from Stranger Things, Monica Green, James Bond, soccer players, a GAA manager, a cowboy and lots more!

December: On Monday December 9th, the Senior Room attended mass in Kilteevan Church for the feast day of the Immaculate Conception. Both classrooms visited the lovely crib and talked about the Advent Wreath. We were told the wonderful news that Mrs. Lynch has welcomed a beautiful baby boy, just in time for Christmas! On Friday 13th we wore our Christmas Jumpers and raised €70 for Crumlin Children’s Hospital. Our Mindfulness lessons are coming to an end on Thursday 19th December. We really enjoyed them!

The pupils and staff of Kilteevan National School wish our families, neighbours and friends a very merry Christmas and a happy and healthy New Year!


Posted 19th. December 2019











Kilteevan Tidy Towns 2019 AGM Brief Report


A very well attended and positive Tidy Towns AGM was held in Kilteevan Community Centre December 9th.

The meeting decided unanimously that Kilteevan should enter the Supervalue Tidy Towns competition for 2020.

Chairpersons KTT Award Winners for 2019 were as follows

KTT Tidy Towns Superhero 2019                                Ned Gilligan

Photo Caption Competition                                        Hugh Brennan

Sense of Fun and Light-heartedness                         Ray Clabby

100% Attendance                                                     Gertie Murphy

The following is our 22 strong committee for 2020.

Chairperson: Eileen Fahey, Secretary: Marguerite Croghan, Treasurer: Hugh Brennan

Lena Coyle, Ned Gilligan, Fiona Kilmartin, Barney Donlon, David Gibbons, Joe Fox, Gertie Murphy, Mattie Murphy, Ray Clabby, Sean Mooney, Caitriona Dolan, Trish Fox, Fiona Coen.

A hearty welcome our Seasonal Committee Members; Sarin Abraham, Bridie Egan, Meabh Egan Kevin Fannon, James Mooney and Kieran Coyle.

We also have the dedicated support of our Junior Tidy Towns team through Kilteevan National School.

The continued support of our numerous anonymous hard working volunteers in the community is very much appreciated also.

We look forward to another fun filled, hard working year and we are asking the entire community to for support for this vitally important environmental initiative.

Published Dec.10th 2019



Thanks to our Raffle Sponsors


Kilteevan Tdy Towns had a very successful raffle yesterday with 15 wonderful prizes . 

Our sincere thanks to: 

Caseys Londis, Keenprint, Topline Wards, Dunnes Stores, Roscommon Signs, Conor Dolan Construction, Molloy’s Bakery, Supervalue Roscommon, Ardcarne Garden Centre, St.Joseph’s GAA Club, Ned Gilligan,Ray Clabby, John and Caitriona Dolan, Barney and Imelda Donlon and Kathleen Shanagher .

Posted December 2nd 2019


Tidy Towns 2019 AGM Postponed

As a mark of respect to the family of the late Partick Murphy (formerly Ballinaboy. Kilteevan), Kliteevan Tidy Towns AGM is postponed until Monday December 9th at 8pm in Kilteevan Community Centre. Rest in Peace Pakie.

Posted 1st December 2019


Thank you from Kilteevan Tidy Towns


Thank you to everyone who supported our very successful Celebration Coffee Morning.

Kilteevan Community Centre was packed to capacity. We were delighted to meet new community members and first time visitors to Kilteevan.

We circulated our Cloonlarge Loop Biodiversity Calendar which was funded by the Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht under the Peatlands Community Engagement Scheme 2019. It was warmly received.

The traditional Kilteevan home baking went down a treat. Our sustainable Green and Free table proved very popular as was our free raffle of pre- loved items for children.

Recycled, upcycled, dried local leaves and flora and even items a little cracked and broken were used today. In the interest of our environment, we are rethinking everything!

The raffle prize table was very impressive.

We would like to express a very sincere thank you to the following for provided raffle prizes; Caseys Londis, Keenprint, Topline Wards, Dunnes Stores, Roscommon Signs, Conor Dolan Construction, Molloy’s Bakery, Supervalue Roscommon, Ardcarne Garden Centre, St Joseph’s GAA Club, Ned Gilligan,Ray Clabby, John and Caitriona Dolan, Barney and Imelda Donlon and Kathleen Shanagher .

Our heartfelt thanks also for the generous financial donations we received. Your generosity will help to sustain Kilteevan Tidy Towns into the future.

Posted Dec 1st 2019



Kilteevan Tidy Towns 2019 Result


Great celebrations in Kilteevan today. Kilteevan Tidy Towns has earned a seven-point increase in the 2019 competition.

And there is more exciting news-The Cloonlarge Loop has won 2nd Place in the Sustainable Development Award Section of the competition.

Our adjudicator stated in our report “To attain the level of ranking in the competition that you have, in less than 5 years, is also a major achievement.”

Kilteevan Tidy Towns would like to express a sincere thank you to everyone who  helped  in any way, to achieve this outstanding result.

 The full adjudication report can be read by clicking on the link below

Posted 30th September 2019



Kilteevan Badminton Club

The Summer holidays are over and we are settling into routine again. Badminton for fun and fitmess is starting again in Kilteevan Community Centre. 

Adults- Tuesday- 9 00pm- 10.30pm

Youth -Wednesday-8.00pm-9.00pm

Please Text 086- 3781975 if you are interested in participating.



St Joseph's Kilteevan thanked for raising awareness about HPV Vaccine

At a recent General Meeting of St Joseph's GAA Club, Niall Croghan Chairperson, thanked and praised club members and players for their work in raising awareness about the importance of the HPV Vaccine.

Please note the touching letter below to Club member Bryan Dolan from the Brennan family.

Rest in peace Laura , your legacy lives on.

Posted  August 4th 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