Clonown is a townland on the west bank of the River Shannon about 5 kilometres south of the town of Athlone. It is entirely a rural area without a pub, a shop or industry. It has a Catholic church, a community centre, and a primary school. Farms are small and many people have non-agricultural jobs in Athlone.  Adjoining townlands include Carricknaughton (between Athlone and Clonown), Curraghnaboll and Drumlosh to the south and Taylorstown to the west. The flat land along by the river, known as the callows, has distinctive flora and fauna.  

In 2006 the local community centre was extensively renovated and serves the community well. In 2014, the Clonown Community Site Project committee, with funding from Roscommon Leader, built a lit 400 metres walkway in a site close to the village centre. This further enhances the area and demonstrates the wonderful community spirit that exists. A playing field was opened in 2015, and there are further plans for a multi-use play area and buildings on this site. The annual 5k / 10k run, along with other events fund this project.

This website contains a new edition of the Clonown Newsletter each month which is available under ‘Recent News’. We hope that the website will be of interest to Clonown people living in different parts of the world.

NEWS: Please check 'Recent news' for the monthly newsletter.

Clonown Heritage group is delighted to announce plans for a new illustrated history of Clonown and its hinterland with a publication date in mid 2018.  A wide range of photos have been gathered and displayed over recent years, and the group is now looking for further photographs and items of interest to be included in this book. Please click here for further details.

The annual 5k / 10k run will take place on 22 April 2018. For futher info, please check out: ATHLONE 10K RUN


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 Clonown Community Site Project – Estd. 2009


The Clonown region has no purpose built recreational area and with the lack of safe walking routes, it is difficult for local people to walk, cycle or exercise in the area, particularly in the winter months.


Roscommon County Council is willing to provide 3 acres of a site adjacent to the cemetery for recreational purposes. In December 2009, a number of local people formed a committee with a purpose of developing this site.   The committee has recommended that donations be requested from people who live within the community, have family connections in the community, and those living in the adjoining areas.



Please click here for updates on this project.  For a copy of the launch brochure from 2010, please click here.




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