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.
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
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.
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
you have any queries, please email us at our new email address:
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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