Queen Luna's Plea- Kilteevan NS Pupils Compose a Poem for Lilliput Way


Queen Luna’s Plea

While Kilteevan folks are fast asleep,

At Lilliput Headquarters the Green Fairies meet.

An elusive, magical, mystical troop,

We care about the future of our Loop.

You folks sure are an interesting race,

Welcome to visit this treasured place.

We invite you to sit on this brand new seat,

Recycled from two thousand plastic bottles – no mean feat!

Queen Luna of the Loop, our magnificent leader,

At every Full Moon Meeting a passionate speaker.

Protecting the Loop is our Number 1 mission,

A thriving environment is our ambition.

Kilteevan bog formed 10,000 years ago,

With fairy dust sprinkled to help the heathers grow.

A buzzing habitat for precious pollinators,

Let us unite to look after dear Mother Nature.

Fairies and humans live side by side,

We share our Loop with joy and pride.

Let us work together to preserve its beauty,

Remember… while you folks sleep, the fairies are on duty!

By the Pupils of Kilteevan National School/Junior Tidy Towns to celebrate the official opening of Lilliput Way Fairy Trail on  the Cloonlarge Loop Kilteevan

Below  Queen Luna's Plea handscrolled on Lilliput Way

 18 December 2020 



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.


Roscommon Trails Video

Kilteevan Tidy Towns is pleased and proud to see our Cloonlarge Loop Project included in this beautiful video.
it's wonderful to see Roscommon's rich natural heritage and history being shared like this.
Well Done Roscommon Co Council and all involved.
 Ireland's Hidden Heartlands  - definitely a beautiful unspoiled part of Ireland where life moves at its own pace.  
 Click on the link below to view the video

Tidy Towns Committee 2021


We were unable to have an AGM in 2020 but through informal chats with our loyal community suporters,  we agreed to plough on together for one more year. 

If there is Tidy Towns Competition in 2021 we will  endeavour to enter.

Committee Members

Secretary Marguerite Croghan , Treasurer Hugh Brennan, Chairperson Eileen Fahey Youth Liaison Trish Fox,

Lena Coyle, Ned Gilligan, Fiona Kilmartin , Barney Donlon

David Gibbons, Gertie Murphy, Mattie Murphy, Ray Clabby,

Caitriona Dolan, Fiona Coen, Bridie Egan, Meabh Egan,   

 A  big hearty welcome to new members Noel Maguire and Barbra Gilleran.

New members are welcome to join Tidy Towns at any time.  Chat to any committee member and come along on the journey with us .

If you discover it is not for you please  just tell us ,  




Pride of Place 2020

Kilteevan Tidy Towns is delighted to announce that following our application to Roscommon Co Council, Kilteevan has been nominated for the ALL ISLAND PRIDE OF PLACE 2020 COMPETITION.

We will represent Co Roscommon under the category “Creative Place”.

The judges will not be visiting the community , instead we must make a presentation and we will be interviewed on line.

We will do our very best to represent Kilteevan and Co Roscommon.

Results will be announced at an event in Killarney in November.


Posted July 1 2020


All Island Pride of Place 2020 Interview


Kilteevan Tidy Towns would like to express A Sincere Thank You to our 3 brave Committee members who represented us on a Zoom Interview on Thursday August 27th in the All Island Pride of Place Competition.

This competition is described as the Oscars of Community Sector.

Kilteevan Tidy Towns would like to wish the very best of luck to the other Co Roscommon Competitors, Roscommon Gaels All Stars and Ballaghaderreen Men’s Shed. Here’s hoping Co. Roscommon does well.

Thanks to Roscommon Co Council and IPB Pride of Place for the privilege of participation at this level and for keeping the competition going in these challenging times. Results will be announced in November.

Posted 29 August 2020



Kilteevan wins Runner-Up Award in All-Island IPB Pride of Place 2020

Kilteevan Tidy Towns is pleased and proud to announce that the group was awarded Runner Up Award in the Creative Place Category in the All- Island Pride of Place Competition 2020. The winner in the category was Dingle Food Festival.

The results were announced at a Virtual Awards Ceremony hosted by Marty Morrissey on Sautuday November 21st. 

The ceremony was streamed live on the Pride of Place Website  and on YouTube

At the beginning of the ceremony Marty read an inspiring message from Michael D Higgins, President of Ireland.

This award to Kilteevan Tidy Towns comes after years of hard work which has a strong emphasis on Sustainable Goals of the United Nations. The group decided to work individually and within government guidelines right through Covid 19 for the benefit of the community.

Below a screenshot of the announcement  courtesy of Declan Donlon


The Cloonlarge Loop "the beautiful, roofless, all persons shed" is where it all happens.  Health, wellbeing, connectedness, inclusion, community working together, climate change, the environment, creativity and a sense of fun are at the heart of the work. 

Kilteevan Tidy Towns would like to acknowledge of funding from the Peatlands Community Engagement  Scheme for the past three years .This funding has been of enormous benefit in helping Kilteevan Tidy Towns to reach our goals.

Thanks must also go Roscommon Co Council for buying into our vision and for being a constant source of support and encouragement.

Posted 22 Nov 2020


Pride of Place 2020 Trophy Arrives in Kilteevan

Claudette Collins, Pride of Place Co –coordinator Roscommon Co Council has officially handed over our IPB Pride of Place 2020 trophy as Runner Up in the Creative Place Category.

Unfortunately, we cannot meet to celebrate but we will savour our success quietly and look forward to new developments that are to come.

Photo Gerry O Loiughlin


18 December 2020




Kilteevan National School Success in Energia GIY Community Classroom Campaign



Kilteevan National School in partnership with Kilteevan Tidy Towns were lucky enough to have been selected by Energia GIY as a successful entrant in their “Community Classroom Campaign”. Supported by the Tomar Trust, the Community Classroom initiative aims to establish, support and fund a network of community gardens around Ireland over the next three years that directly engage with primary schools and provide outdoor, living classrooms for pupils, staff and community members.

The site for the Community Classroom is a piece of land currently lying idle behind the school-grounds, which, when finished, will have raised beds full of thriving produce and of course, a hen-house. Due to Covid19 School Closures and other unforeseen delays the resilient staff and pupils of Kilteevan School readjusted their sails and took a slightly different route towards the final destination! Following consultation, Kilteevan Tidy Towns Youth Liaison Officer reassured everyone it would be possible to sow and grow a whole host of fruit, vegetables and herbs on the school-grounds, ready to be relocated to the Community Classroom as soon is feasible.


All pupils from Junior Infants to Sixth Class were involved in the sowing process in March 2021. Onions have been sown in window boxes, early potatoes were sown in laundry tubs, while peas and herbs were sown in compostable pots. The ‘Star of the Show’ was the brand new Vegepod, which can be wheeled around the schoolyard for optimal sunlight. It is now home to lettuce, onions, chives, spinach, potatoes, strawberry plants and turnip snowball seeds. It is wonderful to see the enthusiasm and happiness of the children when engaged in sowing and growing tasks following not one but two unprecedented school years.


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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