Cllr. Orla Leyden, Cathaoirleach, Roscommon County Council, officially opened the upgraded Cloonlarge Loop Walk/Lúb Chluain Láir recently.
Among those in attendance were Chief Executive Officer of Roscommon County Council Eugene Cummins and Cllr. Kathleen Shanagher.
The project was funded under the Outdoor Recreation Fund as part of the Government Action Plan for Rural Development.
Cllr. Leyden complimented Kilteevan Tidy Towns for their vision in developing the Loop. She said Roscommon Co. Council is very willing to get involved with community groups who are prepared to dedicate themselves to local projects.
She was delighted to state that a section of Lúb Chluain Láir has been designated as the second family cycle route in County Roscommon.
The 5km loop walk, with a 7km option, has a small carpark, a trail map, way markers, a tree trail, a picnic bench, resting points, information panels and a locally-made Turf Hopper. It also boasts quirky creative wood craft.
Eileen Fahey, Chairperson, Kilteevan Tidy Towns said: “This project is a perfect example of a community group and a local authority pooling resources and working together for the benefit of all. From start to finish the project was a partnership between Kilteevan Community and Roscommon Co. Council”.
Ms. Fahey thanked Roscommon Co. Council staff including John Mockler, Adrian Gorman, Eimear Dowd and Annette Donlon. She also thanked Cllr. Kathleen Shanagher, Aisling Dineen of Roscommon LEADER Partnership and Pat Hoey of Roscommon Signs, Roscommon People, Roscommon Herald, regular walkers and cyclists on the route, local residents and Kilteevan Tidy Towns Committee.