Cloonlarge Loop 2021 Biodiversity Calendar

The word biodiversity simply means the variety of life found in a particular place.

We are lucky and proud to have a record of some of the colourful and unique biodiversity on the Cloonlarge Loop.

Our 2021 Biodiversity Calendar, printed by Keenprint Roscommon is now officially released.

This project was funded by The Department of Housing, Local Government and Heritage under the Peatlands Community Engagement Scheme 2020.

We regret that we cannot hold our annual coffee morning to distribute our calendars among you. Please contact a member of the committee if you are interested. A limited number of copies are available.


Helping Hedgehogs and a Survey


This photo was taken in Kilteevan

A new information leaflet was produced called ‘Helping Hedgehogs’ with tips for making your garden more hedgehog friendly. The leaflet is available to view, download and print from the project website

This year, a more involved hedgehog survey is planned with volunteers invited to conduct a survey in their local area between May and September.

Full details of dates and locations will be available on the project website

Please contact the survey organiser if you would like more information or wish to be informed of training and survey news.

Roscommon County Council is proud to support the Irish Hedgehog Survey 2021 as an action of the County Roscommon Heritage Plan 2017-2021.




World Curlew Day 21st April


Nollaig Feeney our Heritage Officer has been in touch to remind us that Wednesday  21st of April is World Curlew Day on and the lovely curlew sculpture has been put back up on Walsh’s roundabout in Roscommon town to promote it.

 As part of the National Curlew Conservation Programme there are two Curlew Action teams operating in Roscommon covering North Roscommon & Lough Ree.

 Co. Roscommon ecologist James Owens is one of a team surveying the east Mayo-North Roscommon area which roughly covers between Castlerea, Ballyhaunis and Ballaghaderreen. He has been in touch about their Facebook page:

Please keep an eye on their page for Curlew news in North Roscommon.


If you see or hear any curlews, please message their Facebook page or phone 089 228 0381


Cloonlarge Loop Updated Trail Map and Information

Please note our updated Trail Map.  There are two Cul De Sacs or Spurs which you can take off the Loop The Old Bog Road and An Bothareen. 

Following feedback from our visitors we have installed new Way-Markers and have marked the Loop in one direction only,  to avoid confusion. 

Please follow these signs on the Loop from the car park. 

Our Walking Trail Brochure is available in Roscommon Tourist Office, Áas an Chontae Roscommon , Caseys Supermacs and other outlets in county Roscommon.

 There is an outdoor Library and Artbox for children and adults on the new deck. Be creative and participate in community colouring or sketch and draw. Bring your work home with you or leave it for us to share on our facebook page

Our boglands are a constant source of inspiration so please look and listen.

This project is about peace, tranquillity, well being, nature and creativity.

Just relax here and enjoy all that nature offers .


In the interest of your enjoyment of our Natural Heritage we welcome continuous feedback from the public on our project. Please contact is on if you have suggestions.

This project was funded by the Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht under the Peatlands Community Engagement Scheme 2019.



More Butterfly News

There was great joy on May 30th when the rare and very beautiful Marsh Fritillary was spotted on the Cloonlarge Loop. This is the third consecutive year that it has been recorded. Kilteevan Tidy Towns are now hopeful for future of this beautiful butterfly on The Loop.
The Marsh Fritillary is a legally protected  butterfly. The record was submitted to Biodiversity Ireland. 
Posted May 30th 2020

Did you know we have a Green Butterfly on the Cloonlarge Loop?

If you are read our Butterfly Information sign on the Loop you will know we are lucky to have Green Hairstreak among us.

Green Hairstreak is quite small and difficult to see. It is well camouflaged among green leaves and other shrubs.

The upperside is brown but at rest the butterfly always keeps its wings closed.

It has a very attractive vibrant metallic green sheen so it is a little easier to spot in the sunshine these days.

Flight time is April May and June.

POSTED MAY 29th 2020


Keep Looking Upwards

We may be more or less "Locked Down" or "Locked in.  But Look Up !
Our skies are amazing at these nights.
 it is wonderful to see our over 70's able to venture out further in Kilteevan 
 We will continue to support each other through this difficult time. 
Keep looking upwards and onwards with hope.
Is Féidir Linn!
The last Supermoon of 2020 is visible tonight.
Posted 6 May 2020
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Kilteevan, Roscommon, Co. Roscommon



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