Year Established: 1976
Number of Members: 10

History of Area:
Clonaslee village is known as a gateway to the Sliabh Blooms. Heritage Centre is blessed with stone, street house dating from 19th century. Victorian style lodae house, also Hickey’s pub. Two rivers namely Clodiagh & Gorrough, Brittas Castle, which is under construction goes back to the O’ Dunne Brittas. Ballinakill Castle also. Kilmainham Graveyard and Church 9th century monastery founded by St. Manman.
Tidy Towns Information:
Clonaslee Tidy Towns work two evenings a week. Litter pick twice daily and work with schools in parish re: green flag. Encourage all on litter managemenet. Have won many awards and they are housed at the Heritage Centre for viewing.

Website / Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/clonaslee.tidytowns
Recent Awards or Achievements:

  • Won best Environment Award in Laois Federation.
  • Secretary Maura O’ Gorman won unsung hero in 2012 with Laois Community Forum for her contribution to the Tidy TOwns and other groups for over 30 years.
  • Chris Horan also won unsung hero in 2010.

    Additional Information:

    Goals for the future:
    • For Clonaslee to retain its status as an attractive heritage town.
    • Promote environmental awareness, civic spirit and pride in the community.
    • Encourage active participation and involvement of groups and organisations in environmental initiatives.
    • Create innovative and effective projects and initiatives with a view to addressing local challenges.
    • Ensure value for money through maximisation of resources and through effective and efficient delivery of services.

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