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Clonmellon Tidy Town

"We have entered our village into the Tidy Towns Competition for the first time since 2009, This is a competition that should inspire our community to pull together and for all to play their part in getting our village ready for judging day.  Being a volunteer allows individuals to practice their passion for the good of their community.  This could be landscaping, built environment, sustainable living, local wildlife or organizing a litter pick up.  We have a lot of work to do and some of the projects we want to undertake will require some time to complete.  We are confident that we can meet these challenges as a group and as a community."

We have plans to do the following

  • Tidy up all plant / flower arrangementspollinator
  • Introduce new bedding / plant arrangements
  • Have 2 new welcome signs made
  • Have a pollinator garden (up at the industrial estate)
  • Have Clean Up weekends / weekdays
  • Build a new feature at the entrance to the village from the Kells road.
  • Have a community garden


When you enter the Tidy Town you have to produce a 3 year plan.  We are working on this and a lot of work has gone into it.  If you would like to contribute to this plan please contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or you can find us on Facebook

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Please Clean Up After Your Dog

Clonmellon has recently been entered into the all Ireland Tidy Towns Competition.Dog scooping poop 300x201
There has been quite a lot of dog fouling on footpaths along the main street and also within the estates.
Anybody walking their dog is asked to please carry a bag and clean up after your pooch if he or she does their business while out walking.

Under Section 22 of the Litter Pollution Act 1997 it is an offence to allow a dog under your control to foul a public place. This means the owner or person in charge of the dog is required to remove dog faeces and dispose of them in a suitable, sanitary manner.


clonmellon action plan 2Clonmellon Community Action Plan 2018 - 2022
"A public meeting took place on 31st January 1018, chaired by Westmeath County Council and independent consultants Future Analytics. A draft Clonmellon Community Action Plan 2018-2022 has been drawn up by the consultants in conjunction with the members of the Stakeholders Committee (made up of members of our community) and includes many of the issues raised on the night by those in attendance.

All residents of Clonmellon should read the Action Plan draft and are encouraged to give feedback and make comments on it. You can read it in full here.  Alternatively, a copy will be available to view in the Café@the Market Square from Tuesday or can be requested by email from Paula Coonan at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  All enquiries, comments and replies can also be sent to Paula by email (or in written form and handed into the Café) by Friday, 20th April."
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coderCoder Dungeon Clonmellon held a Fun Table Quiz on Saturday, February 10th in the Community Centre.  There was a good turn out despite the weather.

The quiz was interactive and fast paced with Karsten Bruck as Quizmaster.
The questions were suitable for all ages with a few tricky ones thrown in to get the brain cells working.

Karsten, Yolanda and John organised a superb evenings entertainment which saw a turn out of both young and (not so young).  With access to the quiz via laptops and tablets it brought the humble table quiz into the 21st centuary.

With snacks provided for everybody and tea and Coffee aswell as soft drinks available it was a pleasant evenings entertainment among friends and neighbours.

Bring on the next one!




Today saw a hunt in the village and as usual at least one vehicle parks on the footpath and blocks it for pedestrians.  As can be seen from the image below the offending vehicle and trailer is blocking the footpath although not completely, pedestrians are able to manouvre around the vehicle however a parent pushing a pram would need to move onto the unfinished surface to pass and wheelchair users would have no chance.

blocked footpath

On this particular stretch of road there is only one footpath so pedestrians cannot cross over the road.  It seems this is a regular occurance whenever there is a hunt on.  This behaviour should not be tolerated and pedestrians, parents and wheelchair users need to make their voice heard by contacting the gardai in delvin and reporting the offence.  This is a public footpath for use by pedestrians.



Christmas fayre 2017

On Friday, December 1st there was a Christmas fayre held in the market Square with everything from fake snow to homemade gifts aswell as tasty homemade food and beverages to warm the cockles of every heart.  With a mix of young and young at heart it was great to see so many people turn out to witness and be part of the switching on of the Christmas lights.. Santa arrived at 7pm and was a great hit with the children, he used the mens shed as his grotto which was literally transformed from a working mens shed to an amazing santas grotto complete with 2 elves and a magical fireplace.  Joan Daly did a great job as compere for the evening and she kept all the old favoutite Christmas songs playing to keep everybody in the festive mood.  Thanks also to everybody who volunteered with all the preparation that went into creating such a magical fayre.

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Playground gets a minor facelift - August 2017  by S.G.

 The playground has recently undergone a minor transformation with new metal railings added to replace the old broken wooden ones. A new structure has also been erected to replace the old one which underwent fire damage in 2015, the new one has allready been taken over by the local teenagers and is currently being used as a smoking hut.  Some of the local lads have also made the playground into their own personal football ground and have even refused to stop playing football when approached by a local lady who had her two young children in the playground. Westmeath County Council are to be complimented on repairing the playground to a high standard, unfortunately they may find themselves returning many times as the playground has allready had the some of the newly fixed railings shaken loose from the concrete base.


Coder Dungeon Grand Opening - July 1st 2017  by Barbara-Ann McKenna

 Congratulations to the team on the launch of the Coder Dungeon at the Clonmellon Community centre today, it was a very quick and fun filled two hours.  The room has undergone a fantastic transformation from a dark store room to a wonderful enviroment for children to learn coding ETC. The winners of the logo design competiotion with a prize of a family pass to Tayto park were James McKenna and Cian Clarke both age 10 and both now members of the club. Refreshments were served and a raffle with lots of prizes. WE wish them every success for the future.
You can follow the Coder Dungeon on Facebook. Adult computer classes starting also.


Clonmellon Amenities

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Four Seasons Chinese take away for delicious Asian cuisine to take away.
Rei's Take Away in the village is the place to get quality Fish & Chips, Burgers, Pizza aswell as soft drinks and Milkshakes.


Heading out for the evening? why not pop into Mulvaneys Bar & Lounge, The Village Inn or Isaacs Well. You're always welcome. Private functions also catered for.


Fancy a Coffee and a chat? visit the Cafe at the market square. Tea, Coffee, Minerals, Homemade soup and sandwiches, soft drinks and lots more.
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