active GAA, Rugby and Soccer clubs.
Golf Club ; 9 Hole parkland course in old estate
Dunmore is a scenic course, with mature trees and scenic landscape being its
Cloonfad Scenic Walks provide a range of walking
routes near the villages of Cloonfad and Dunmore. They
consist of seven circular walks in a unique and stress free
landscape. The Cloonfad area of west Roscommon epitomises
much of rural Irish life. With a landscape that is at once
rugged and tranquil and a network of time-honoured walking
routes, this is about as far as you can get from the
pressures of modern living.
Walking is not a new activity around here. Historical
documents attest to a pre-Christian pathway that ran along
the crest of Slieve Dart, a route that later became
associated with St Patrick after he passed this way en route
to Croagh Patrick in nearby County Mayo. What was good
enough for saints also proved popular with giants, and
mythology relates how the area became a favourite hunting
ground for the Irish giant Finn MacCool.
Today reminders of the past are everywhere in the region - a
wide range of monuments and artefacts bear witness to
several millennia of human habitation. It's a quietly
fascinating area and the perfect place to get a feel for the
uncelebrated, everyday events that make up Irish life, past
There is also a resource centre at the walks which is open
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Saturday: 11am - 1.30pm
Thursday, Friday: 2pm - 4pm
Saturday: 11am - 3pm
This initiative was developed by Cloonfad Development
Association which was formed to develop and enhance the
village of Cloonfad and its surrounding areas.