The civil parish of Drum is located west of Athlone town in the south of county Roscommon, in the heart of Éire/Ireland. The name Drum is an Anglicised version of the original Irish name, An Droim, from Droim Dreastain, meaning Drestan's ridge.
Lying on the west bank of the River Shannon, Drum has a rich cultural and built heritage and a strong sense of community. Bibi Baskin once described it as being "not a town, nor a village, but a place apart."
The civil parishes of Drum and Saint Peter's are combined to form the Catholic Parish of Saints Peter & Paul - Athlone, Drum and Clonown. St. Brigid's Church, Drum is located in the townland of Curryroe, along with Drum Parish Hall, Drum Cemetery, monastic site, St. Brigid's well and Drum heritage centre.
The area is home to many community groups and facilities, including Drum Community Centre, and many sports clubs and facilities, including Clann na nGael GAA club. If you would like to get involved in your community, why not Volunteer?
This site is hosted by Drum Community Sports & Social Centre Ltd. This site aims to be a hub for the entire community and we welcome local organisations to get in contact with us if they wish to be part of the project or to have a page for their organisation.
Drum Cemetery Voluntary Group Online database record of the graves in Drum middle graveyard now available.
You can find out about local services too, like mass times in the churches of our parish or what services are available at Cornafulla Post Office. Also information about the Elphin Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes and Drum P.T.A.A. (Pioneers). The Newsletter is updated regularly, with items from the Parish Newsletter and the Clann na nGael notes.
Find out more about Drum Community Centre.