‘Dead sheep and asbestos’ dumped in Roscommon

Roscommon County Council has received complaints of dumping of dead sheep, asbestos and a trailer load of waste.

There have also been reports of abandoned cars in Castlerea, Boyle, Ballyleague and Athlone, and dismantling of vehicles in Ballaghaderreen.

Roscommon County Council received 67 environmental complaints last month – 59 relating to litter or waste, with the remainder connected to water, noise and air pollution.


On November 2nd, it received a complaint of dead sheep at Cloontuskert in Ballyleague, while the following day a resident claimed there was asbestos waste dumped near Athlone.

There were eight environmental complaints relating to Boyle, including dumping of grass and cutting from gardens into a river and rubbish being burnt.

There was also a complaint of a trailer filled with waste in Ballaghaderreen, rubbish at bottlebanks in Roscommon town and ‘oil getting into water’, also in the county town.

A resident also told the council they were concerned about scrap cars in Castlerea and rubbish dumped at the old toilets behind a Garda station in Roscommon.