The townland of Clonown is actually in the civil parish of St. Peter's. It is enclosed by the River Shannon to the east and the following townlands of the civil parish of Drum on all other sides: Callowbeg, Cregganabeaka, Curraghnaboll, Creggan, Taylorstown, Carrickynaghton and Garrynagawna.
The following description of Clonown is taken from the Clonown website, www.clonown.com
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 with 27 pupils. 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.
The website includes a new edition of the Clonown Newsletter each month.
A book about Clonown and the surrounding
areas entitled "A Sense of Place - Clonown, A County Roscommon
Shannonside Community" was launched by Bishop John Kirby in November 2006. More details can be found on the Clonown website.
Clonown National School have a website which is available at http://www.clonownns.com/
Please use the links below to find out more about Clonown